Ask the Experts: What’s the Best Piece of Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Taking the time to practice your casting will pay huge dividends on the water. Photo by Eric Weissleder
A while ago, we introduced a periodical "Ask the Experts" Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. The second question comes from reader Duke Hudkins, who wrote: "Best piece of advice you have gotten from someone . . .
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Ask the Experts: What is the Most Common Fly-Fishing Mistake?


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

Angler Steven Meyer basks in incredible foliage on the Nantahala River in North Carolina. Photo by Jimmy Harris, Unicoi Outfitters
Last year, 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: How Do You Attach the Second Fly in a Tandem Rig?

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
Last year, 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: How do you know when it’s time to change flies?

Guide Ivan Tarin of Salvelinus Fly Fishing selects a new pattern to try on a river in the western Pyrenees. Photo by Sandy Hays
A couple years ago, we introduced a new “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question comes from reader Jerry Seitz, who . . .
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Ask the Experts: What’s More Important, Fly-Casting Distance or Accuracy?

Practicing casting accuracy on your lawn can translate to more fish in the net. Photo by Phil Monahan
Last year, 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: What are one or two things that most fly fishers don’t do that they should?

Knowing which bugs are likely to hatch can give you an an advantage on the water. Photo by Patrick Fulkrod
Last year, 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: How do you know how many and what size split shot to use?

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