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Which Hand Should You Reel With

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In the latest video lesson put out by Orvis, Tom Rosenbauer goes into detail on how to decide which hand to reel with – your right or left. For beginning fly anglers, this is fantastic content. You can catch the entire video below.


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Swinging Steelhead Flies for Trout

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If the idea of swinging flies for steelhead intrigues you, but you don’t live near any steelhead fisheries, don’t worry. Many of the same patterns and techniques used to chase steelhead work great for chasing trout, too. Louis Cahill breaks down how to get started with swinging steelhead flies for trout in this piece over at Gink & Gasoline

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Fishing Lanternflies

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altBobby Norgard put together this excellent story on the lanternfly hatches that are starting to become a staple of East Coast fly fishing. While many of us anglers here in the West get to fish terrestrials all summer long, folks back East now get to focus on an entirely new (albeit, invasive) bug – the lanternfly. You can read more about this bug, the fishing situations it creates, and the problems posed by its invasive nature, here.

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Fishing the Salt: Timing the Strip Set

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altFor anglers looking to make the move from fishing freshwater to saltwater, one of the biggest shifts is in setting the hook. Setting the hook in the traditional trout fishing sense will almost always pull a streamer straight from the mouth of fish in saltwater. The strip set is a technique any aspiring saltwater angler needs to master.

This story from Evan Jones dives into some of the intricacies involved in timing a strip set. You can read it here.

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