Video Pro Tips: Making the Saltwater Quick Cast

When preparing for a saltwater fishing trip, most fly anglers will focus on improving their casting distance. But as Jon Covich of Flywater Travel notes in this brief instructional video, the speed of your delivery is every bit as important, although it tends . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Fly-Fishing for Redfish 101

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is one of his most informative yet, as he walks you through all the basics of fly fishing for redfish. He brings on a couple of experienced guides to lend an air of . . .

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Pro Tips: When to Use Sinking Lines for Redfish

Redfish are well known for providing some amazing sight-fishing opportunities, from waving their tails in the flooded grass, to cruising shorelines with their backs out of the water. The opportunity to cast at Reds under these. . .

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Stream to Salt VI: Understanding Tides

The effects of tidal flow on saltwater fish are complex, nuanced, and highly variable. Anglers can spend years fishing the same areas and still be surprised by unexpected conditions, so those who are new to the salt likely have a . . .

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Stream to Salt V: Timing the Strip Set

The single most frequently repeated advice for fly anglers new to saltwater is, “Remember to strip set, and not to trout set.” Fly-fishers spend years perfecting their trout sets, honing their reflexes until they can lift the rod the instant a trout touches the . . .

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Stream to Salt IV: Fly Design

While we have discussed several reasons to change locations before changing flies in previous chapters, that’s not to suggest fly selection isn’t important when fishing salt water. After covering enough water to find active fish, you still need to use an . . .

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Stream to Salt III: How to Cover Water

In the previous installment, we discussed the importance of covering water in order to find fish, rather than continuing to try different flies in the same unproductive spot. But “covering water” is easier said than . . .

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Video Pro Tip: Be Ready to Strip Strike!

Most anglers know that the transition from trout fishing to casting for saltwater or big-game species can be fraught with peril. The deaded “trout strike” has resulted in the loss of countless tarpon, . . .

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Stream to Salt II: Keep Moving

One of the greatest challenges trout anglers face when fishing salt water is adapting to the vastly different pace of action throughout the day. We’ve already covered the importance of showing up ready to catch fish, but how you react to not . . .

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