Category Archives: Tackle and Techniques Magazine

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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A Double Header in the Land Down Under

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  A Double Header in the Land Down Under by Dan Blanton Australia’s Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf of Capentaria offers the marine fly-angler one of the last unspoiled angling frontiers in the world. Its waters teem with an … Continue reading

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Australia Trip Report – 2004

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by Dan Blanton, Craig Smith and Terry Shultz Our double header in the Land Down Under this past September, 2004 produced some of the toughest fishing seen in recent years.  Most attribute it to Mother Nature and a ration of … Continue reading

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Booking a Trip to Australia

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Booking a trip with Carpentaria Seafaris To book a trip aboard the Tropic Paradise with Carpentaria Seafaris, to fish the Gulf of Carpentaria, contact Howard McKinney of Fishabout, Inc. – P.O. Box 1679 Los Gatos, CA 95031 – phone: 888-409-2008 … Continue reading

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Weipa – Game Two in the Land Down Under – 2002

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  A Double Header in the Land Down Under – 2002 Game Two by Dan Blanton Fish is his name and he knows how to play the angling game… Yes indeed, Captain Alan (Fish) Philiskirk knows his fly-fishing game in … Continue reading

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Weipa, Australia 2002 Photo Album

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Page Two – Weipa Craig Smith & golden trevally Craig Smith & nice queenie Craig Smith & tea leaf trevally Craig Smith & bream Craig Smith & barra taken on a white/red Whistler Craig Smith &  challenging cale cale trevally … Continue reading

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Australia Flies

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Greg Bethune, when asked what are the top producing flies for Cape York’s Gulf of Carpentaria, will allow that you only need one fly: a chartreuse and white Clouser in sizes from 1 to 3/0.  He’s right.  However, the old … Continue reading

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