Improve your Water Haul

I was recently reading a John Gierach essay, where he talks about the issue of casting huge flies while fishing for musky in Minnesota. Gierach specifically mentions that he settled on the water haul cast as the only way to reliably - and without his shoulder falling off from overuse - cast for muskies. So, when I saw this piece from Louis Cahill at Gink...

Fly Fishing Tips: Wrist to Rod Tip

Domenick Swentosky, over at Troutbitten, has a series of how-to articles that go through 50 fly fishing tips. One of the most recent he shared is about the connection between your wrist and rod tip while casting. Read it in full here.

Tips on Fighting Big Fish

Dom Swentosky's latest over at Troutbitten is a great piece on how to fight big fish. Dom says it's the first and last few feet of a fight where anglers most often lose fish - and I'd have to agree with him. To avoid losing fish in those last few crucial feet, I recommend you read through Dom's piece. You can do so here.

7 Terrestrial Tips

George Daniel, in a recent piece over at Hatch Magazine, shares some great tips on fishing terrestrial flies. With that season right around the corner for most anglers, this is a good reminder of the tips to use when fishing big pieces of foam and hair. Read the story here.

Drop-Offs Are Trout Hot-Spots

With low water conditions plaguing most of us anglers this time of year, it's always good to get a reminder about where we can easily find trout. As Louis Cahill notes in this piece over at Gink & Gasoline, drop-offs in rivers - and lakes - are places where trout congregate. Learn more about fishing them, and why they're so effective, here.

Choosing Deer Hair for Flies

In this write-up over at the Orvis Fly Fishing Blog, Phil Monahan highlights a technique you can use to pick the right deer hair for flies. Specifically, he looks at picking deer hair for tying comparaduns - those little emerger patterns that are absolutely stellar during summer evenings. Read the story here.

Tying Tuesday: Gartside Soft Hackle with Jim Misiura

Jim Misiura's tying videos are always a great watch, and his latest features the Gartside soft hackle streamer - a great summer fly for trout and bass.

Tying Guide for Gerbec's Resting Caddis

Charlie Craven, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, put together this 11-step guide on tying Gerbec's resting caddis pattern. This is particularly timely, since caddis hatches are finally coming into full swing in the West. You can read through the tying guide here.

Migratory Browns

Landon Mayer, a fly fishing guide and author based in Colorado, recently wrote this piece about hunting big brown trout in Fly Fisherman Magazine.  If you're on the hunt for a big brown this year, you'll want to read through Mayer's piece. He consistently gets into plenty of big fish, and he's one of the industry's most respected guides. Read the story in...

9 Skills For Euro Nymphing

Dom Swentosky, continuing the theme he set earlier this week, penned this piece about nine essential skills you need for Euro and tight-line nymphing. Dom is an expert on the subject, so it's definitely worth reading his thoughts. You can do so here.