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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful River-Bass Anglers

Written by Winston Cundiff, All Water Guides


River bass require a specialized set of skills and tactics that are very different from those of trout fishing.
All photos courtesy Winston Cundiff

I recently read a “how-to” article about bass fishing on the fly and watched an older video that put tournament gear fisherman alongside a fly guy in the Sacramento Delta. Both were very informative. I thought I’d. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: Safe Wading Techniques


Written by: Phil Monahan

Falling down in shallow water can be a real drag, as well as painful. But losing
your footing in deeper water can have dire consequences.
Photo courtesy Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center

In today’s video Tuesday Tip from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, we discuss safe wading practices. With many people fishing in very cold water over the winter, and with the upcoming runoff season, it’s a good time to review. . .

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Classic Video Tuesday Tip: Learning by Watching Trout Rises


Written by: Phil Monahan

Most of us are in prime dry-fly season now, so enjoy it while you can (or after runoff ends, depending on where you are). You can learn a lot about how to present your fly by watching rises for a few minutes before jumping right in with. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Davy Knot and Double Davy Knot


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Davy Knot (bottom) is considerably less obtrusive than the standard Clinch Knot.

Last October, we posted a video on tying the Davy Knot by my friend Zach Matthews. With all due respect to Zach, the folks at Tightline productions have got higher. . .

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Video: New Episode of “Sight Casts,” Fly-Fishing Videos for the Deaf by Guide Bryan Eldredge


Written by: Phil Monahan

Falcon’s Ledge guide Bryan Eldredge has appeared many times on this blog—as a Trout Bum of the Week, as wielder of a hot-dog fork, and as a guide extraordinaire. When he isn’t guiding, Bryan is a professor of Deaf Studies at Utah Valley University, and he’s. . .

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Pro Tip: How to Make a “Slinky” Sighter for Light Nymph Fishing

Written by: Tyler Befus


Fifteen-year-old Tyler Befus is already an astonishingly accomplished angler.
All photos courtesy Tyler Befus

The competitive anglers on the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team, along with our coaches, are always trying to develop new ways to fish more effectively and to catch more fish during our time on. . .

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