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Techniques

How to Cook Fish Over Fire

If you ever need anything related to cooking fish or wild game, then you probably should head to MeatEater first. Steven Rinella's cookbook is like a Bible to most sportsmen I know, and it's always fun to try new recipes on your favorite wild game. Which is why I wanted to share this new piece by Lukas Leaf, on how to cook fish over a fire. With the...

Become a Better Caster

I've guided off and on over the past decade, most of it spent with people who'd never fly fished before. By far, the most difficult part of guiding someone who'd never fly fished before is teaching them how to cast. Fly casting is more art than science, and I often find myself using phrases like, "You'll feel the load come off the tip of the rod, then you...

Video Hatch: “Casting in the Wind”

In this video, learn how to combat an angler's mores feared enemy: the wind. Via Huge Fly Fisherman.

Finding the Sweet Spot

Experienced anglers can recognize the “sweet spot” of a drift, and make it work to their favor. “For each swing of a wet fly, strip of a streamer or drift of a dry, there’s a range — a distance — where the fly looks its best,” writes Domenick Swentosky. “This is the moment where the fur and feathers tied to a hook are most convincing or most...

Hook Set at the End of Every Drift

Nymphing is an art of the unseen, writes Domenick Swentosky, “and no matter the material attachments we add to the line for visual aid of a strike, trout take our flies without us knowing about it — probably way more often than we can imagine. That’s why it’s best to end every underwater drift with a hook set. Do this with nymphs and with streamers...

Learn How to Tie the Pheasant Tail Attractor Nymph

Kent Klewein writes that he is “a firm believer in utilizing a bright attractor nymph in my tandem nymph rigs during the winter months.” And in this post, presents one of his favorite patterns for cold weather conditions: The Pheasant Tail Attractor Nymph. Via Gink & Gasoline.

Fishing with Friends

Fishing with friends can make a day on the water more enjoyable as well as providing opportunities to learn from other anglers. However, fishing with others can present challenges as well. In a recent article, Domenick Swentosky outlines great advice for keeping it a positive experience for all involved. Read more via Troutbitten.

DIY Fly Line Loop

Most fly lines come with welded loops at the end for attaching leaders. However, if you find yourself with a fly line that does not, check out this helpful DIY guide for creating a fly line loop yourself. Read more via Gink & Gasoline.

Change Up Streamer Retrieves

Changing up your streamer retrieve can improve your success on the water, advises Kent Klewein. “Time of day, water temperature or type of water you’re fishing can change conditions enough that will, in turn, change how the fish will prefer to forage on food or how they will be triggered instinctively by your streamer.” Read more via Gink &...

Video Hatch: “Casting Quickly on the Saltwater Flats”

From distance casting to improving accuracy, there are many casting techniques to brush up on before a trip to saltwater flats. “But casting quickly so that you do not lose the chance at a fish is one of the most important things angler can learn.”