Category Archives: General Techniques

General Info about all types of fishing and rigging.

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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The Best There’s Ever Been, by Lani Waller

There is an old expression in the construction business about tools which says “The best are none too good.” In many ways the development of fly lines reflects that expression and there have been some great innovations over the years. … Continue reading

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The Handtwist Retrieve, by Phil Rowley

When it comes to stillwater presentation, you soon realize that lakes are different environments than rivers or streams. Other than wind induced current there is little or no flow to help propel and animate your fly. You must move or … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead, by Simon Gawesworth

Deschutes – October 2013 Where: Deschutes – Around Maupin When: 11th and 12th October Who: Simon Gawesworth & Stephen Roberts Species: Steelhead

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The Forgotten Double Taper, by Devin Olsen

The Forgotten Double Taper When I first began fly fishing almost 20 years ago now my father handed my some pretty old gear to start my fly-fishing addiction. One of those gear pieces included a double taper line. As I … Continue reading

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Essentials for Fall Fishing, by Mark Raisler

10 Essentials for Fall Fly Fishing A couple weeks ago as I walked out my door for another summer day of guiding, I realized that it was not summer at all! It was fall. The tides had changed. The fall … Continue reading

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