Stalking the Hunter

Here's a rare look at a big brown trout (23 inches, 4+ lbs.) hunting in extremely thin water. The cant of his eye and downward tilting body posture indicate that…

Kneeling and Skill Level

Throughout the season I fish with anglers of all skill levels: beginners and intermediates, experts and past masters. One of the relationships I've noticed over the years is that as…

Casting Stroke Analysis—Karlie Roland

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/Tqk1daQGHrE Karlie Roland works as a sales rep for Umpqua Feather Merchants, one of the largest suppliers of flies and other tackle items to fly shops around the country. Prior…

A Fabulous Trick For CDC

In the mid-1980s, Blue Ribbon Flies introduced cul de canard (cdc) to the United States. We imported both the feathers and a variety of dry flies tied from those feathers through…

The Old Never Goes Out Of Style

Very few fly fishing books ever been published that contain real-life examples of flies. The limited edition of Eric Taverner's Trout Fishing From All Angles (1929) is one of them. Pictured below…

Some Casting Work

I spent a few days recently on the Blackfoot River, filming a variety of fly casting videos with School of Trout director Todd Tanner and videographer Jeremy Roberts. Video can…

Casting Stroke Analysis—Doug Daufel

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ZVGqTlfCotw   Here we have Doug Daufel, one of the owners (along with his twin brother, Dan) of Montana Brothers Rodworks. Doug is an expert angler and has a long…

Casting Stroke Analysis—Dave Schultz

Dave Schultz is an exceptionally skilled angler, and his casting stroke is one of the most fundamentally sound that you'll ever see. As with all expert casters, Dave's stroke begins…

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