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Techniques

Tips for Beating Cold Weather

From proper fueling of food and drink to learning how to fish while wearing gloves, in this article, Kent Klewein outlines five tips for beating cold weather on the water. Via Gink & Gasoline.

Mastering a Figure Eight Retrieve

“The elusive musky’s tendency to follow flies to the boat without striking is part of what makes them so frustratingly elusive and captivating,” writes Matthew Reilly. “To combat this habit, Esox anglers regularly employ a boatside technique known as the figure-eight to convert those following fish into hooked and, hopefully, bagged fish. Knowing...

Thoughts on Selective Trout

In this article from Bob Wyatt, learn about feeding behaviors of selective trout. “Prey abundance influences the degree to which a predator can afford to be specialised because it affects the search time involved for each item eaten. Rich food supplies favour specialised or what we call “selective foraging. We could think of this as a prey ‘band...

DIY Hook Keeper

If your fly rod lacks a hook keeper above the cork grip, don't miss this article where Domenick Swentosky writes about a great DIY hack for keeping tag flies tidily attached to your rod. Via Troutbitten.

Video Hatch: “Fly Casting Rhythm & Timing”

In this video from Mad River Outfitters, Brian Flechsig discusses the rhythm of fly casting and how important it is to master timing in order to perform an efficient cast.

Tips for Fly Fishing Travel

Fishing new water can get an angler off their game, but “Stick to what works for you on your home water and keep your confidence,” advises Kent Klewein, “and you’ll be landing beautiful fish in no time.” Read more tips for success on the water during fly fishing travels in this article via Gink & Gasoline.

Pro Tip: Carry Back-Up Gear

Kent  Klewein advises why it’s a good idea to always carry a back-up gear box.  “This way I’m covered if a piece of gear slips my mind during my packing or if I have gear break down on me on the water.” Read more via Gink & Gasoline.

Satisfaction and Success

In a recent article, Domenick Swentosky writes about the harm of measuring success on the water by trout count and offers this advice instead: “By focusing on the skill of fishing rather than any trout on the line, I have control of my own enjoyment.” Read more via Troutbitten.

Video Hatch: “Permit Fly Fishing Tips”

Fly fishing for permit is a challenging pursuit where many factors have to come together perfectly for success on the water. In this video, Will Flack shares some tips. Via Belize Fly.

Video Hatch: “A Proper Understanding of Swinging Streamers and Wet Flies”

In this instructional video, learn how to properly swing flies. “This is one of the most classic forms of fly fishing but is grossly misunderstood thanks to modern lines, gear, and trout spey rods.” Via Red’s Fly Shop.