For the longest time, I remember reading books and articles about cutting edge streamer patterns like Blane Chocklett’s “Game Changer” or Kelly Galloup’s “Zoo Cougar” and feeling like I was missing a piece of the fly fishing puzzle. I remember buying a Game Changer from Cabela’s before I had learned to tie them for myself.
Sometimes, it all comes together with fly fishing. You miraculously find stretches of water devoid of anglers, the hatches trundle forward and overlap so that you always have magical dry-fly action, and catching wild fish suddenly seems so easy and effortless. That didn’t happen to me on Saturday. No, we’re still seeing incredible traffic at
If you want to catch more fish, think like an endurance athlete. A full day of fly fishing is a marathon, not a sprint. Mental exercises and techniques used by high-performing runners, rowers, cross country skiers, cyclists, and swimmers can be used by fly fishers too. Specifically, the two components of mental fitness that I
I haven’t been able to get out to much since December. It’s been making my casting arm all twitchy. Work, school, and other life obligations have had to take priority and I am sorry to expect many of you can identify with that. This year’s glacially slow turn in seasons, which has been Ice Ages