In a recent Q&A post over at Troutbitten, Dom Swentosky answers a question from one of his readers about "blind striking." It's an interesting concept, and you can read more about it here.
Tip: Snap Your Wrist for Line Speed
Do you want to add more line speed to your casts, but aren't sure how to accomplish that? Louis Cahill has one simple tip - snap your wrist. You can see exactly what Louis means in this story over at Gink & Gasoline.
Instructive Steps to Defeat Drag
Eliminating drag is the key to achieving lifelike drifts, but accomplishing this is harder than it seems. If you're looking for some ways to help defeat drag, you need to read this story from Jim McLennan in Fly Fisherman Magazine. He goes through three tips to help you get rid of drag and offer up better presentations. Read the story here.
Orvis Podcast: Inflatable Watercraft
If you've ever wanted a crash course on inflatable fishing watercraft, then the most recent episode of the Orvis podcast is for you. Tom Rosenbauer chats with Mike Dolmage from NRS, educating anglers on which inflatable watercraft might be best for their fishing. You can listen to the podcast here.
3 Ways to Improve Your Approach
Presentation is everything in fly fishing, and it's tough to get a good presentation if you don't approach the water correctly. That's the gist behind Craig Fellin's recent post over on the Orvis blog, where he details three ways you can improve your approach. This should help you put more fish in the net this coming season. Read Fellin's post here.
The Other Water Haul
If you want to learn a new way to use the classic water haul cast, look no further than this story from Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline. This use of the water haul can help you fight the wind, especially when fishing in saltwater. Read the story here.
Chatting With Dry Fly Experts
On Wednesday, March 15 at 8:00 PM EST, Hatch Magazine is hosting a live Q&A event with John Juracek, Todd Tanner, and Tom Rosenbauer. The topic of discussion is fishing dry flies. You can find out more about this event, and how to participate, here.
Drop Shot Nymphing
Drop shot nymphing is a wonderfully effective tactic, but knowing how to apply and adapt it is key to finding success. George Daniel dives into the nitty gritty of this technique in his latest over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, which you can read here.
How to Cast to Very Spooky Trout
Dave and Amelia Jensen have put together a great Orvis-exclusive Master Class Monday episode, where they detail how to cast to very spooky trout. It's a great video ahead of the spring fishing season, and you can view the entire thing here.
A Case for Fishing Dry Flies
Ed Engle has a wonderful little story in a Boulder, CO newspaper, in which he makes the case for fishing dry flies. It's fun to catch big fish on nymphs, Engle says, but he gets the most joy these days from fishing dry flies. Coming from someone who helped popularize many new nymphing tactics, that's an interesting statement. You can read his story here.