The Water Haul Cast – Slow Your Roll

Slow your roll during a water haul cast for a better presentation. Photo Louis Cahill I love it for a few reasons. First, because it allows you to make a presentation without false casting over the fish. This is done by you using the water and fly line to load your...

Fight Big Fish with the Butt Section of the Fly Rod Not the Tip

Jeff Hickman applies perfect side pressure on a big fish. Photo By: Louis Cahill I’ve always loved the saying, “It’s always the big ones that get away”, like it provides anglers a viable excuse for losing battles with big fish. I’ll admit there are times when we’re at...

Czech Nymphing: Dell Neighbours Talks Tactics & Rigging with G&G

Czech nymphing can put fish in the net when other methods fall short. Photo Louis Cahill It’s a subject we’ve wanted to tackle on the blog for a while now, but  neither Louis or I specialize in Czech nymphing. Furthermore, we’re not the kind of guys that write about...

How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I’m pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break out a fresh leader and...

Thank You God for the Terrestrial Season

Fly fishing during the terrestrial season you can cut back drastically on gear. Photo Louis Cahill About this time every year, when I’m starting to get run down from guiding, the terrestrial season arrives, and I’m blessed with a second wind. I’m always astonished at...

Most Seams Hold Trout Regardless of Size

I took two trout out of this tiny seam on the Snake River in WY. Photo Louis Cahill The larger and deeper the water a seam has, the more trout it can hold. Likewise, the smaller and shallower a seam is, the less room there will be available and less trout it can...