Video Pro Tip: Learning by Watching Trout Rises

Most of us are in prime dry-fly season now, so enjoy it while you can (or after runoff ends, depending on where you are). You can learn a lot about how to present your fly by watching rises for a few minutes before jumping right in with a cast. And . . .

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Tuesday Tip #2: Streamers in the Dam Wash

Carrie Stevens’s famed Gray Ghost, designed to fish below Upper Dam on Maine’s
Mooselookmeguntic Lake, is a great imitation of a stunned baitfish.

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Fly fishers spend a lot of time trying to achieve the perfect presentation—the right dead drift or swing or retrieve. But there are times when an ugly presentation is actually more “natural” and. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: Don’t Be a Creep

Welcome to our twelfth installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor,” in which we answer readers’ questions about their biggest fly-casting problems. Reader Marc asked for help with this: . . .

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