Tuesday Tip: Using a Sweep Set for Better Hook-Ups

When you’re either fishing downstream or have a lot of slack on the water—for instance when you’re making slack-line casts, such as a pile cast or a curve cast—setting the hook can be difficult. Because there’s a lot of slack on the water, if you simply raise your rod tip, all you’re doing is picking up the slack. Depending on how. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Set Up a Nymph Rig

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast a couple years ago–who walks you through some of the basic . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How To Rig a Dry and Dropper

We have written many times about how to rig and fish a dropper rig. (See here for a bunch of posts on the subject.) Here’s a great, basic video from the folks at Western New York’s Twig ‘N’ Timber Archery. I agree with the host’s main point that, usually, . . .

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Video Tip: How to Make a Belgian (Oval) Cast

The Belgian Cast, also known as the “oval cast,” achieves a few things: it keeps the line under constant tension, it keeps the flies away from the caster on the back cast, and it ensures that. . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Tie the Blood Knot

I’m going to state right off the bat that, when it comes to joining pieces of monofilament, I am a blood-knot guy. There are several reasons: It’s the knot I learned first, and I’ve tied it enough that I can tie. . .

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