Monthly Archives: December 2011

Some Fish I Fear – By April Vokey

There are some casts that aren’t supposed to be pretty. In June, when freshet floods the west’s glacial-fed rivers, raging water molests shore bushes and determined anglers are forced to stumble and “ninja wade” through aggressive brown currents, uprooted logs … Continue reading

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Depth of Presentation – By Scott O’Donnell

When I’m swinging a fly for steelhead my mind is fully consumed with the image of where my fly is and what it’s doing. How deep is it? Is it sinking, rising up, or holding its depth? I try to … Continue reading

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Better Casting in Saltwater – By Jon B. Cave

When anglers refer to fly-fishing in saltwater, they could be talking about a number of unique environments: flats, offshore, near shore, reefs, beaches, tidal creeks, mangrove backwaters, spartina grass shorelines, or other marine settings. Although each of the various locations … Continue reading

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The Cast & The Fish – By Silja Longhurst

People love putting you into categories. Even in our small world of fly fishing, people put you into categories, and there are many; the “catch & cook” flyfisher, the “catch & release” flyfisher, the “trout bum”, the “traditionalist”, the “single … Continue reading

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Baja Spa Day – By Capt. Sarah Gardner

On a recent hosted trip to Baja, I took the opportunity to test my self by combining two of my favorite activities, surfing and fly fishing. Putting these dissimilar sports together, required some thought, simplification and a touch of good … Continue reading

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