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


Written by: Phil Monahan

When you’re fishing downstream, the sweep set will result in many more hook-ups.
Photo via the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center

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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Video Pro Tips: How to Identify Good Trout Holding Water


Written by: Phil Monahan

As Tom notes, the water just behind the rock isn’t the best place to find a trout.

Our Canadian friends at The New Fly Fisher television uploaded a ton of short videos to their “Tips N Tricks” YouTube account. In this one, Tom Rosenbauer discusses where you should look in. . .

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Classic Tuesday Tip: How to Unravel a Knotless, Tapered Leader


Written by: Phil Monahan

Form the fingers of your left hand into a cone, slide the coils over the cone, and then spread your fingers.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Do you ever have trouble getting a new knotless, tapered leader from the package to the end of your line? When I was a guide, I used to watch anglers struggle with this all the time. Sometimes they’d end up with a tangle bad enough that. . .

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