Pro Tips: How to Untangle Knots in Your leader

Fly fishermen are masters of euphemism when it comes to tangled leaders. “Oh, look. I’ve got a wind knot,” an angler will say on the even the most flat-calm day.  Sorry, my friend, but the wind had nothing to do with that knot, which was surely caused by. . .

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Classic Pro Tips: 7 Keys to Catching River Bass

Written by Winston Cundiff, All Water Guides


River bass require a specialized set of skills and tactics that are very different from those of trout fishing.
All photos courtesy Winston Cundiff

I recently read a “how-to” article about bass fishing on the fly and watched an older video that put tournament gear fisherman alongside a fly guy in the Sacramento Delta. Both were very. . .

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Tuesday Tips: The Basics of “Reading the Water”


The author casts to a spot that provides deep water, near cover, on the edge of good current.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Conventional wisdom says that 10 percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish. Most people assume that these elite “10 percenters” enjoy so much success because of their superior . . .

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Tuesday Video Tip: How to Make a Tuck Cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer

This seems like an appropriate post for this time of year, when nymph fishermen really need to get their flies to the bottom quickly. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a tuck cast, which allows you to get your nymphs to power through the water column by causing them to hit the water before your fly line does. Tuck casts are great for when. . .

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Video Pro Tips: The Basic Cast

In our previous videos, we’ve talked a lot about specific casting techniques, some of which are quite advanced, but we’ve never gone over the basic cast. In this installment of our ongoing series, I run . . .

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