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5 Second Fly-Casting Fix – Fly Fisherman

July 5, 2022

This is well worth the read and the diagrams will help, but don’t try this with beer!

Visualizations that will make anyone a better caster.
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Tom Rosenbauer’s Top Twelve

May 3, 2022

Tom shares his list of the twelve deadliest flies

Tom Rosenbauer: Three Essential Knots

April 29, 2022

The Clinch Knot, The Triple Surgeon’s Knot and The Perfection Loop

Handling Drag

April 29, 2022

Dry fly fishing will be upon us before we know it. Check out this 1985 Fly Fisherman Magazine article on strategies and casts to prevent drag.

Handling Drag

Water Sabbath | Full Movie – The FlyFish Journal

April 24, 2022

This past Saturday in Ontario was the holiest of holiest days for Ontario trout fishers. The Opening of Trout Season. The 4th Saturday of April. Worshipping at the Church of St Angle. This video pays homage to trout fishing, with a fly rod.

Water Sabbath | Full Movie – The FlyFish Journal
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Buffet Series Season 2 | Brookie Buffet – Fly Fusion

March 17, 2022

This little film about the magi. Of fly fishing for Brook Trout, is “Speckles” as they are known in my part of the world, is another warm up for the opening of Trout Season, now just over a month away.

From Fly Fusion Magazine: The soul of fly fishing. A cultural leader within the sport of fly fishing offering how-to’s, stories, and video to improve angling skills.
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The best dry fly river in America? | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

March 16, 2022

It was August 1998 — I was in Idaho for the first time, on a job interview, where I hoped to become the editor of a twice-monthly outdoors magazine, while also editing the local newspaper’s weekly farm and ranch guide. I didn’t know the first thing about farming or ranching, but as a journalist, I was fairly confident I could learn on the go. I did know a fair bit about fishing and enough about hunting to get by. That was the appeal, of course—writing about the outdoors and time outside in what was then one of the best-kept secrets in America.
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Lessons for Tailwater Flow Watching

December 30, 2021

I stumbled on this article, linked below, on how big browns react to the variable flows typical of tailwaters like our Grand River. Fly fisherman are wise to monitor river flows and adjust their strategies accordingly. On the Upper Grand, river flows are published live by the GRCA and can be viewed here.

Another handy way to monitor stream flows is to add an app to your smartphone such as River App, then select the rivers you wish to monitor.

Here’s the link to the full article from Hatch Magazine on strategies for clear versus high water conditions and how to adjust your strategies, particularly your retrieve. The Season opens in just four months from now! Tight lines.

The Grey Fox Hatch | Dan Kennaley Fly Fishing

July 11, 2021

I have been fishing the Grey Fox Hatch this week, which is described as a late May hatch below. But the Grey Fox flies I’ve been throwing at a popular riffle on the Grand River have been voraciously attacked by some small Browns this last two weeks, despite being listed as an earlier hatch. I’m sticking with the Foxes, not to mention the Cahills which are equally numerous.

The Grey Fox Hatch | Dan Kennaley Fly Fishing
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Dry flies need slack: So give it to ’em, George Harvey style | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

June 28, 2021

Drag kills drifts. On the surface or under, it’s an enemy to every fly fisher, destroying the elusive dead drift and turning good presentations bad. Luckily, the right leader, tippet and casting stroke can beat drag long enough to trick even the fussiest fish. Imitating a naturally drifting insect is at the heart of fly fishing and for many is the baseline approach. Let’s set aside swung wet flies, nymphs and streamers for a while, and deal with the roots— the top water game—the foundation of modern fly fishing.
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