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Ask the Experts: How Do You Set Your Drag Before Fishing?


Written by: Phil Monahan

The right drag setting can be the difference between a fish in the net and a “long-distance release.”
Photo by Chad Shmukler, Hatch Magazine

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is . . .

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Ask the Experts: Where Do You Look for Winter Trout?


Written by: Phil Monahan

This Henrys Fork rainbow trout is worth cold hands and feet.
Photo by by Mike Dawes, World Cast Anglers

Last year, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. This question comes from an anonymous reader, who . . .

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Ask the Experts: Floating Line or Sinking Tip for Streamers?


Written by: Phil Monahan

This Battenkill brown fell for a sparse marabou streamer fished on a floating line with no weight on the leader.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Last week, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. The first question comes from reader Alex Belonga, who . . .

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Ask the Experts: What Are Your Top 5 Fall Flies?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Angler Steven Meyer basks in incredible foliage on the Nantahala River in North Carolina.
Photo by Jimmy Harris, Unicoi Outfitters

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “What are . . .

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Ask the Experts: What’s More Important, Fly-Casting Distance or Accuracy?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Practicing casting accuracy on your lawn can translate to more fish in the net.
Photo by Phil Monahan

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “What’s . . .

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Ask the Experts: How Do You Attach the Second Fly in a Tandem Rig?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Tying the dropper to the hook bend of the top fly is the most common method for creating a tandem rig.
Photo by Phil Monahan

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “How do . . .”

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Ask the Experts: What are one or two things that most fly fishers don’t do that they should?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Knowing which bugs are likely to hatch can give you an an advantage on the water.
Photo by Patrick Fulkrod

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “What . . .

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Ask the Experts: What is the Most Common Fly-Fishing Mistake?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Knowing how to cast is important, but so is knowing when to stop casting and start fishing.
Photo by Sandy Hays

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: . . .

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