5 Homemade Targets to Improve Your Casting Skills

Whether they’re warming up for a big destination trip or just keeping skills sharp during the off-season, every fly angler needs casting practice. So the next time you’re out waving a fly rod around on dry land, try setting up targets that will test your . . .

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Pro Tips: Trout-Spey Lines Demystified

Trout-spey is a technique for swinging flies down-and-across using light lines on two-handed rods. It is an effective technique for catching fish in any moving water, from your local trout stream to an outgoing tide on an ocean . . .

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3 Classic Fly Patterns Worth Revisiting This Fall

Fall fishing often requires a more technical approach as water levels drop and hatches become smaller and scarcer. While these conditions may not typically bring to mind the clunky old classics, a few old school fly patterns still manage to excel when . . .

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Pro Tips: Five Steps to Landing More Fish

Devin Olsen of Tactical Fly Fisher has caught more than his fair share of big trout over the years, as a competition angler, video star, and fanatical angler. In this great video, he walks your through his process for landing big fish on light tippets, and . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Tie a Blood Knot

When it comes to connector knots, I’m definitely a blood-knot guy. I know how to tie the surgeon’s knot, but I just prefer the look and feel of a blood knot, which is perfectly symmetrical and in-line. The folks at Trouts Fly . . .

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Podcast: How To Find Great Carp Fishing

In our campaign to take pressure off our over-stressed trout rivers during this hot, dry summer, I figured a great topic would be how to find carp-fishing spots. Not every place that holds carp . . .

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