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Imitation or Presentation?

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: Which do you think is more important, imitation or presentation? I heard about this guy who uses only four or five attractor patterns for all his trout fishing, claiming that if the drift is good, the pattern doesn’t matter. What do you think? Will a well-presented Royal...

Bonefish: Beginners' Expectations

Fly fishing for bonefish has experienced considerable growth within the fly fishing travel industry, with hundreds of new anglers annually joining this migration to the saltwater in search of what many consider to be one of the world's finest light tackle game fish. Here in the Bahamas we are fortunate in having hundreds of thousands of acres of prime...

Fly Fishing Jazz: “Good Bait”

THE PERMIT CRUISED into the shallows, and I knew right away it was big, because it glimmered under the surface like a shiny trash can lid. Florida flats guide Bill Curtis was on the poling platform; he just pointed to make sure I had my bearings, not saying a word. I made what I thought was the perfect cast—a 60-footer that plopped the crab fly two feet...

Swimphing 101

It used to be a steelheader had to choose between artistry and soul—a.k.a., the swing—and their desire to catch every fish in the river—a.k.a., indy nymphing, chuck & ducking, and so on and so forth.  Today we bring you a hybrid creature, a slippery customer.  It's a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. Today we bring the swimph. That...

Fishing the Clock

“FISHING THE CLOCK” is a descriptive term for the ability to present the fly from any angle to a fish in moving water. Attaining this level of competence depends on mastering a variety of casting techniques that will allow you to effectively counter the host of obstacles that often present themselves. Of equal value is learning to determine the best...

The Inside Scoop

MOST FLYFISHERMEN are so intent on their own processes — making the right cast, mending correctly, and watching the fly or strike indicator — that they don't bother to observe what the other anglers on the river are doing. When you work as a fishing guide, however, you spend a lot of time, without a rod in your hand, watching other people fish. It's an...