Category Archives: General Techniques

General Info about all types of fishing and rigging.

The Bimini Twist, by Diana Rudolph

The Bimini Twist Although it sounds like the last ingredient in a tropical cocktail, the bimini twist is an essential addition to your knot collection not your happy hour. This knot forms a loop often used to connect backing to … Continue reading

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Musky World Championship, by Streamer Junkies

Catching musky on the fly is the hot new thing in the fly fishing world. Our crew, The Streamer Junkies, got into the chase a few years ago with little to no help from fellow anglers or the internet. Now, … Continue reading

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Fishing the Drop-off, by Brian Chan

Life is pretty simple for trout and char living in productive stillwaters. Ideal habitat consists of access to easily available food sources which are in close proximity to the protection of deeper water. The drop-off area offers both, which in … Continue reading

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Touch-and-Go Casts, by Topher Browne

Skagit lines are the featured attraction on many steelhead rivers in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re fishing for winter steelhead with a two-handed rod, they are hard to beat. Most anglers use sustained-anchor or waterborne casts—the snap-t, the c-spey, the … Continue reading

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Forrest Gump’s Mom was Right, by Cathy Beck

This week has brought home to me one of the fundamental rules of fly fishing – when the water isn’t clear enough to see the bottom, start with close, short casts. We teach it in all of our fly fishing … Continue reading

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Fly Line Options, by Mark Raisler

They’re all about the same. Right? A column by Mark Raisler I was fishing Montana’s Missouri River this last week with Luca Troiani of Sweetgrass Rods. He of course had a full quiver of Sweetgrass Bamboo Rods. You know the … Continue reading

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