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Poling: Always Look Behind the Boat

July 17, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

I can’t tell you how many times this kind of thing happened to me while I was guiding. “Last summer I was poling a fly fisher and as is my habit, I glanced to the rear. There she was, a 20-pound striper, rummaging for an easy meal in the suspended puffs stirred up by the foot of my pushpole.” Amanda Switzer writes about tuning up your skills for sight-casting to stripers in Shallow Water Angler magazine.