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Fly Fishing Strategies Tips/Tactics

Fly Fishing Strategies: Tippet Rings For Tag Droppers? No Thanks.

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March 21, 2018
Fishing dropper rigs should be easy. But judging from the amount of questions I field about knots, dropper types and tangles, fishing two or more flies causes a lot of angst out there.

Last week, I wrote about fishing tangle-free tandem rigs, and a popular question repeated itself in my inbox: “Tippet rings would be great for droppers, right?” My short is answer, no. My long answer is . . . usually not. Tippet rings for tags can work, but I don’t think it’s worth it.

Fly Fishing Strategies Tips/Tactics

Fly Fishing Strategies: Tangle-Free Tandem Rigs

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March 7, 2018
Multi-fly rigs allow for more chances to screw things up, and that’s undeniable. In tip #31 of the Fifty Tips series, I brushed off the tangles problem like it’s not a big deal. With experience (and some resignation to the inevitable errors), it really isn't a big deal. Here are some ideas to keep the tandem rig tangles to an acceptable minimum. Keep in mind, that I've grown into these strategies. I’ve done a lot of fiddling and wiggling with rats’ nests out there. And remember, the thing they don’t tell you about trial and error is how much the errors suck the life out of your will to keep trying.
Fifty Tips Tips/Tactics

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #8 — Use the Davy Knot — Here’s why

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September 17, 2017

I hesitate to include the Davy Knot as a tip in this series. There are a bunch of good fishing knots out there. They all work. Everyone has their…

Tips/Tactics

Efficiency: Part 1 – Knots

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March 6, 2015

“You can’t catch a fish without your fly in the water.”

Efficiency has become a game for me; it’s something I enjoy; it’s something I think about when I’m not…