Video Pro Tips: How to Set Up Your Fly Rod

So you’ve picked your fishing spot and parked the truck. Now it’s time to set up your fly rod for a day of fishing. This seems pretty basic, but there are actually a couple of tricks to make the process . . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Tie the Double Uni Knot

Here’s a great video that shows you how to tie a double uni knot, which entails creating two unis and then sliding them together. According to the folks at Zoe Angling Group, who made the video: . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Hook More Bonefish by Sight-Setting

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing


Knowing when to set the hook is a vital skill that will help you land more bonefish.
Photo courtesy H20 Bonefishing

When some anglers and experts talk about the requirements for successful bonefishing, there is an over-emphasis on casting and too little attention paid to proper hook-setting technique. Of course, you should practice casting, but don’t get too caught up . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Bank Shots

By William G. Tapply


Stalking the banks can often produce surprisingly large trout.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Bill Rohrbacher and I picked our lunch site for the shade of the lonely cottonwood, the gurgle of the river, and the upstream view. The brown-and-yellow Montana plains rolled off to distant . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Don’t Ignore the Front Side of a Midstream Rock

Written by: George Daniel


X marks the spot above each rock where big trout may hold, getting first dibs on whatever food comes from upstream.
Photos by George Daniel

Rocks and boulders create hydraulic cushions within the stream, creating resting/feeding spots for the trout. Think of a rocks or boulder as a trout’s midstream La-Z-Boy recliner. The most obvious location to target fish is immediately below (downstream . . .

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