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Tips & Tactics: How to beat the wind and catch more fish

Good fly casters claim the wind is their friend. Casting well in the wind, or any time for that matter, boils down to line speed and aerodynamics. [...]

May 16, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Spot, Tips & Tactics

Advice: We’re talkin’ ’bout practice…

A golf enthusiast would always put in practice time before teeing off on Saturday, a baseball player even more practice and a tennis player triple that. [...]

September 8, 2015 Advice, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: If you can’t cast well, forghedaboudit

Sometimes, like when you’re sight fishing, you only get one cast before your quarry either spooks, moves out of range, or swims to a place where you’re unable to reach it. That’s why here, as in hunting, every shot needs [...]

October 10, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Getting better mileage out of every cast

The first thing you’ll need is a proper grip - your hand position affects your casting. Most saltwater rods are equipped with a full wells grips. [...]

September 12, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: More about choosing the right fly line

Choosing a fly line today is far more complicated than it was just a dozen or so years ago and purchasing a fly line requires an intelligent approach, a smart fly shop person and being honest about your casting skills [...]

July 16, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics: De-mystifying the flyline dilemna

With so many more great options available to us, choosing a flyline is far more complicated than it was just a dozen or so years ago [...]

June 13, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Fly lines to beat the heat

Fly line manufacturers use various core materials to best match up with their chosen coatings to get the best performance. [...]

March 12, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Spot, Tips & Tactics

Feature: Olson has answers for Super Fly win

My old boss wins big tournament – Skip Clement David Olson is one of those athletes that are so good at what they do, they seem not to be doing hardly anything but getting results far better than the average [...]

November 12, 2012 RECENT, Spot

Tips & Tactics: Choosing a flyline in the modern world

Every so often, someone comes into the store and says: “I need a flyline“ - as if that statement alone is a qualifier and enough information for me to go on. And as soon as I ask for any details, [...]

September 10, 2012 RECENT, Spot, Tips & Tactics

News: The Fly Shop of Miami, a friendly place to hangout

In the world of fly fishing, shows have diminished in both new product introduction; shops are now seeing new product weeks, if not months ahead of the show and that has cascaded into falling attendance. Some of the other reasons [...]

July 25, 2012 Fly Tying, News, RECENT