Posts Tagged ‘Fly fishing’

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Fly fishing lesson: track your way to better casting

During the years I taught fly casting, I noticed a common trait among learners. Most had a difficult time tracking a straight line with their arm outside their body. My simple test of this ability…

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Handcrafted fly reels of Wayne Petrevan

I absolutely love handcrafted tackle, whether it’s bamboo fly rods, reels, hooks, leather fly wallets, or flies. But what draws me to craftsmanship is the ownership of what they do. These are makers that are producing parts of themselves…

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Carp on the fly

Most people scoff at carp. Then again, most people have never caught one. To catch them on a fly is one of fishing’s greatest challenges.

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When bad things happen to good people

Like most people, I like to believe I’m careful and not clumsy.  In the bush and when hunting or fishing, I go out of my way to avoid trouble. Yet despite my best efforts, things still happen.

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New fly-fishing books for 2017

In the digital age, the written word still matters. As a big fan of print, I was happy to see several new books on varying subjects hit the shelves in 2017. Here are a few new titles worth a read.

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A goodbye to my favourite waders

I’ve been realizing that a long-time part of my steelhead fishing life is about to be retired. My favourite waders have finally passed their best before date.

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Beyond the rod and reel: New 2017 fly gear

While attending The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ recently, I had more fun probing the aisles for the overlooked items worth the find…it’s the largest all fly-fishing retail show in the world. Here are my top picks:

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The Skagit casting revolution

Ray Blades talks Tom Larimer demystifing Skagit casting in his video Skagit Revolution…

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WOW, what a weekend!

I just had the pleasure of spending two and a half days with nearly 100 women at the OFAH annual Women’s Outdoor Weekend