Videos: How to Catch Redfish on the Fly

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, splits his fishing and guiding time between the bass waters of Hill country and the redfish flats off the Texas coast. In this great three-part series, he shares a ton of information that will help you . . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Signs of a Productive Fishing Flat

While long casts and hard fights seem to get all the press, one of the most challenging aspects of flats fishing can be simply finding the fish. Not only are they highly mobile, but they can spread out over huge areas, which can make for some . . .

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3 Design Tips for Tying or Choosing Flats Flies

When deciding which saltwater flies to tie or buy, it can be tempting to simply choose patterns that most closely resemble the critters you’re trying to imitate. But while there are some very realistic and very effective crab, baitfish and shrimp flies, . . .

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The One That Got Away #2: Don’t Be a Slacker

I moved to southwestern Florida in 2008 with visions of massive tarpon competing for my perfectly presented fly. But despite many concerted efforts to make that happen–often spending days at a time anchored up waiting on fish to show–it would . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for Redfish

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver are adding a twist to their “Five Flies” videos by doing some that are species-specific, rather than month-specific. In the latest installment, Ivan Orsic and Alec Gerbec run . . .

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5 Tips for Planning a Saltwater Destination Trip

Although there’s still plenty of great trout fishing to be had in much of the country, it’s never too early to begin planning your next saltwater destination trip. While all types of fly-fishing trips tend to reward those who plan ahead, salt water can actively . . .

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Video: How to Catch Striped Bass on the Fly

Here’s a great video from The New Fly Fisher in which Tom Rosenbauer–a striper fanatic for more than 30 years–shares his favorite tactics and flies, as well as his gear choices. Fishing from shore or from a boat, you can usually find hungry stripers if . . .

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2 Simple Rules for Building a Perfect Redfish Leader

While it’s often true that “a poor craftsman blames his tools,” even a master fly caster might struggle with the wrong leader when chasing redfish. If it’s too short or too supple, the leader can extend prematurely and then kick downward unpredictably into . . .

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