Tuesday Tip: Tom Rosenbauer on How to Set the Hook


Knowing how to correctly set the hook will mean more fish brought to hand.
Photo courtesy Tyler Atkins

Most fish lost in fly-fishing are lost either at the moment you strike or when you attempt to land them. Playing a fish on a fly rod is a relatively simple matter of making the fish work against the spring of the rod until the fish gets. . .

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Podcast: Twelve Big Tips for Fishing Small Flies



This week we’ll discuss 12 tips for fishing tiny dry flies, a topic of great interest this time of year. In the Fly Box, we range from a good general saltwater outfit to clinch knots to night fishing with two flies to how much line to have out when you are. . .

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Tuesday Tip: Four Tips on Tippets

One of the easiest ways to improve your presentation in your trout fishing is to pay more attention to your tippet.  It’s as important as the fly pattern you choose, and the size and length and taper of the terminal end of your leader can even determine how your casts look and feel. 

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Podcast: The Coming Carpocalypse


This week, I interview Adam McNamara of Orvis Portland in one of our continuing series of carp podcasts. As usual, I learned some hot new tricks (like how to imitate a clam with a fly!), and I am sure you will, as well. Adam is the founder and organizer of Carpocalypse, one of the. . .

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Podcast: Ten Reasons You Need Local Knowledge



This week, we have a few Fly Box items on what to do after your fly drags, landing-net decisions, and how to get by in a boat with two fly lines and only one reel (my advice: don’t go there). Our main topic this week is about the importance of local knowledge for any kind of fly-fishing trip. It’s actually mostly. . .

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Classic Podcast: Getting the Most out of Summertime Fly Fishing

In this week’s fly box, I mention a tip on mending line that I just got from a guide, a recommendation for how to choose a rod for nymphing, and 10 tips for reeling in and playing fish. For the main part of the podcast, I give some recommendations for high summer fishing–for having more fun, getting in more. . .

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