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Backing: Weight and Quantity Demands

LOSING a big saltwater gamefish after it is hooked and decides to head for the horizon is, in many instances, the...

Five Mistakes People Make With Leaders and Tippets

Tom Rosenbauer lists the five most common mistakes anglers make with leaders and tippets. Excerpt: "Number one, not...

Does How You Thread a Fly Eye Matter?

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: My fishing partner claims that you...

A Case for the Furled Leader

FLY FISHERPERSONS are a unique breed. They come in a multiplicity of sizes and shapes, yet share a passionate devotion...

All Wired Up

ONE COOL FALL morning a few years ago, a friend and I were drifting over a reef in about 80 feet of water. We were...

"Seeing Double"

A Tangled Subject ALTHOUGH MULTI-FLY RIGS have been around for centuries and have always remained popular in Europe...

"Making the Connection"

ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR I conduct part of my fly-fishing school out on the flats, where my students and I can spread out...

Fishing Tandem Flies: Other Combinations

FISHING A DRY AND DROPPER is one possible combination. You can also fish two wet flies or two dry flies. You can even...