Learning to Fly Cast from an Angling Icon

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After an injury stymies the author's fly-casting skills, he revisits lessons from the late, great Lefty Kreh and finds his stroke again. I was recuperating from a broken wrist, which I suffered on a Montana trout fishing trip when my horse bucked as it stepped on a rattlesnake that had been mauled by a bear. […]
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Bahamas Boneyard: Flyfishing for Bonefish in the Marls of Abaco Island

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Even in the middle of a “bomb cyclone” storm, the bonefishing at Abaco Lodge is still a fly angler’s paradise Fly rods Kelly Bastone As the bonefish bulleted away with my line , my heartbeat seemed to lurch into fast-forward. Here in the Marls, a 300-square-mile expanse of tropical flats off the west coast of […]
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Wild Chef: How to Make Catfish Sausage

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Grind and cook your catch with a side of creamy grits and roasted tomatoes Chef Robert Phalen, at Atlanta’s acclaimed One Eared Stag restaurant, makes this citrusy, herbal, head-turning “sausage” with catfish, but it’s a fresh and terrific vehicle for other freshwater gamefish like bass or walleye. Don’t let the ­sausage-making component scare you off; […]
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How To Buy A New Trout Fly Rod On Any Budget

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Looking for the perfect trout stick? An understanding of how rod performance determines price will help you pick the best rod no matter how much you want to spend Walk into any fly shop from the Rockies to the Catskills and you’ll see a wall or two full of trout rods. Most shops carry a […]
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Shave and a Hair Bug: How to Flyfish with Deer-Hair Flies

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Spun-hair files are secret weapons for bass, pike, and trout. Here are the best fly patterns, fly-tying tips, and big-fish tactics Everything about modern flyfishing is fast. We’ve got fast rods, fast-shooting heads, fast-drying UV resin, and even premade wings, legs, and tails that let you whip up flies faster than ever. This might be […]
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The Beach Bum’s Guide to Surf Fishing for Sharks

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Duunnn, Dunnn… Here are the tackle and tactics you need to go hunting for jaws When nearshore water temperatures reach their summertime peaks, species such as striped bass, big bluefish, and red drum leave the surf until the fall. What many surf anglers don’t realize, however, is that the same sweltering temperatures that drive out […]
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