Pro Tips: A Simple Approach to Leaders

The fly-fishing leader is a complicated subject. Countless articles and book chapters, and even entire books, have been devoted to leaders. And still that tapered length of monofilament confuses many anglers, particularly . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Use a Water Haul for Casting

There are times when regular casting just doesn’t work: it’s too windy, your two-nymph rig is just two heavy, or you simply don’t have the skill to cast as far as you need to. Fear not; there’s a way to get this done without the standard 10-and-2 motion. In . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Night King

Fans of the TV series Game of Thrones should be quite familiar with the Night King, who leads the White Walkers in bringing winter to Westeros. He’s got some seriously blue eyes, which is probably why Tim Flagler of Tightline . . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Catch Low-Water Steelhead

It’s a beautiful time of year on the Lake Erie tributaries. The leaves have turned, the light shimmers on the rocks as the water distorts its reflections, and there is no one out on the streams! Low, clear water can scare many anglers away, . . .

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Video: How to Hand Whip-Finish

Here’s another in the series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for November 2020

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing, Trouts’ own Tanner Smith walk-wades the middle Colorado River looking for that prime late fall run that always seems to hold a bunch of fish. After four minutes of . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fight Big Fish on Small Flies

When you’re fishing small flies–sizes 16 and smaller–you want to make sure that your don’t give a big trout too many opportunities to use the heavy current, and you want to do whatever it takes to play the fish as quickly as possible. In this week’s Master . . .

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