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Opinion: Do not underestimate a leader’s impact on casting

| Capt. Andrew Derr, FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Leaders, Slide, Tarpon, Thom Glace, YouTube | No Comments
Do not fret over a leader build. If it creates a smooth delivery of your fly, you're good. If your casts are shitty, it's nearly 100% that your leader is…
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Tie the ‘Sunray Minnow’ pattern and expect Mo Beta

| FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, forage fish, freshwater fly fishing, Ruben Martin, saltwater fishing, Slide, YouTube | No Comments
A baitfish pattern is always a good tie for maximum ROI, and the Sunray Minnow is one of the best. Don't be put off by it being a tube fly…

Tips & Tactics: Great shortcuts and better ways to do things

| FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Knots, Slide, Tips & Tactics | No Comments
In fly tying, it's always a treat to discover there are shortcuts in labor. When I come upon them, I always mutter - why didn't I think of that?

Aquaculture is good; Open Net Pens are an environmental disaster

| Aquaculture, FEATURE STORY, open-net pen aquaculture, Pacific salmon, Salmon farms, Slide, U.S.-Canada border, wild fish conservancy, wild salmon, Wild Salmon Center | No Comments
Some aquaculture salmon are fattier and thus tastier than wild, but it is hard to beat wild for pure protein, omega 3, and health. Open Pen salmon farming is dirty.
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Viruses remain infectious by attaching to microplastics

| Conservation, Marine life, Microplastics pollution, plastic trash, Pollution, RECENT, Slide | No Comments
Tossed cigarettes, municipal garbage, fast-food wrappers, single-use plastics, disease-ridden hospital trash, and pharmaceuticals end up in our oceans.
A fly fisherman and his dog in northern Minnesota.

If you avoid learning to double-haul, you miss way too much

| Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Orvis, RECENT, Slide, YouTube | No Comments
What Angie said is true: 'If you cannot double-haul, you are missing most of the trout catching opportunities whether lake, river, or stream.'

Good casting begins and ends with a good leader build

| Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Leaders, Orvis, RECENT, Slide, Thom Glace, Tom Rosenbauer, YouTube | No Comments
Beginners think they are poor fly casters and give up, but truth be, they were never taught the importance of the leader. The leader is the heart of casting well.

Choose the hook after the fly is tied; change it later for another

| April Vokey, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Trout, Tube Flies, YouTube | No Comments
Finding a reason why a fly angler would take issue with tube flies might take forever because there are no known deficits. Catch Mo Betta, please.
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