Category Archives: Techniques

Is it time for a Grip Switch?


Is it time for a Grip Switch? By Joe Mahler Sage Ambassador When the subject of grip comes up and I express that I prefer the Index on top, the response is usually something like, “I can see using that … Continue reading

Stillwater Tactics

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Stillwater Tactics and Selecting the Right Rod By Brian Chan Like most other outdoor activities the equipment we use to go fly fishing is constantly being refined. This is well illustrated when you look at the diversity of fly rods … Continue reading



CAN I ADD A SCANDI TO MY SKAGIT? By Mark Raisler Sage Ambassador & Owner of Headhunters Fly Shop I am a novice Spey caster. Not only am I a novice caster, I am a novice in understanding and negotiating … Continue reading

Getting Pop into the Game – Part 2

Getting Pop into the Game

Getting Pop into the Game Here is part two of Sage ambassador Al Buhr’s guide to popping for Steelhead. Click here to see part one. Reading a rise can be telling in what to do next. Solid hook-ups are like … Continue reading

Getting Pop Into The Game – Part 1

Getting Pop into the Game

Getting Pop into the Game By Al Buhr I started popping for steelhead by chance. I was swinging a wet fly with a twitch, an effective technique for half-pounders. Fishing was good, so a change in tactics was timely. I … Continue reading

Accuracy Above All

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Accuracy Above All Sage Ambassador, and frequent contributor to Fly Fishing in Salt Water Magazine, Joe Mahler gives some tips on how to increase your casting accuracy. For more great tips be sure to pick up the latest Fly Fishing … Continue reading