Category Archives: Techniques

Six Steelhead Mantras to Swing By – Mike McCune

We recently caught up with our longtime friend and Sage Ambassador Mike McCune and talked about winter steelhead in hopes of mining out some basic theories on the fish, the casts, and what makes two handed casting unique and magical. … Continue reading

Spey and Switch for Stillwater Angling – by Matt Koles

Fly fishing with two handed fly rods at Pyramid Lake in Nevada is an advantage to the wade angler and that advantage is measured in increased casting distance. The striper guys on the East Coast have been using them for … Continue reading

How to Fight and Land Big Fish – by Josh Hayes

You’ve paid your dues. Fished and mastered your home water and you’ve had great successes that now far out weigh your fly fishing disappointments. So you scratch together a 50% deposit, push “All In”, and book the trip. The one … Continue reading

Sipping Smallies – by Mike Exl

Everyone loves fishing a fly on the surface of the water. There is just something about a nice Rainbow coming up and slowly grabbing a fly or a bass coming up to smash a popper. That visual experience strikes deep … Continue reading

Love Them or Hate Them, Indicators Work – by Matt McCannel

Love them or hate them indicators will improve your success when you need to control an exact depth when nymphing.  There has been an explosion of new styles and an amazing new array of colors, but which will work the … Continue reading

A Guides Tips on How to Safely Photograph Fish – by Nick Teynor

Taking photos of fish has been a tradition in our sport since a guy with a camera, saw a guy with a big fish, and wanted to document it. It is human to want to share our joyous occasions with … Continue reading