Monthly Archives: August 2006

Getting Looped

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There are several methods of making and attaching loops to fly lines. Most work. Some are better than others. Probably the oldest and most used loop connection is the wrapped or “served” loop, which is formed by stripping the coating … Continue reading

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The Shooting Head Casting Basics

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By Dan Blanton There has long been debate, particularly among flats guides, regarding the importance of distance casting. Some say casts beyond 50 feet aren’t necessary. Most experienced Fly fishermen, however – those men and women who spend a great … Continue reading

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Drags You Can Count On

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Drags You Can Count On Builders of Fine Fly Reels, Like Bottlers of Fine Wine, Rely on Cork By Dan Blanton When it comes to choosing a big game fly reel, nothing’s as important as its drag. That means it … Continue reading

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Lefty’s Deceiver by Lefty Kreh

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In the late 1950’s Chesapeake Bay was loaded with stripers. Tom Cofield was outdoor editor of the Baltimore News&Post and a frequent fly fishing companion. On the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland was a town of Crisfield. Crisfield had a … Continue reading

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