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To understand what fly lines suit your needs, here is a breakdown of a typical fly line, its purpose, and how it will help you present a fly.
In the fall, and the hunting bug bites, my tackle gets tossed aside. The quick transition means balls of lures and line scattered about.
Fly Casting for Wabigoon Bronze – I’m casting a popper fly from a boat towards a rocky shore lined with big pines. Seconds after it lands, a green shape appears from below and engulfs my fly…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.