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Smaller and quieter can be better

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Morris
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SMALLER AND QUIETER CAN BE BETTER

PART I: HATCHES

I’ve noticed a theme among new and once-in-a-while fly fishers: they worry that trout can’t find their fly. It’s a logical concern—there’s typically a lot of water out there per fish. But as it turns out, it’s often an unreasonable concern—trout’s lives are simple and they do the few things they do (avoid predators, mate, and find food) exceedingly well.

Epic Fast Glass

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Hazelton
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One significant perk of working at Scientific Anglers HQ is the casting deck. A bit of practice or prototype testing after a hectic afternoon is always welcome. Usually, I grab one of the same few rods for every session – partly because they’re handy, and partly because casting the same rods all the time makes evaluating different fly lines more meaningful.

Long-Range Trout

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(When drift-boat fishing, the holding water can go by quickly--often, only a long cast will get the fly to the fish before you’re off downstream.)

Long-Range Trout


Experiment on the Q

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With our seemingly never-ending Spring Monsoon Season surpressing and depressing the regularity of aquatic insect hatches in the stillwaters in this area and the fly fishing on those same small lakes being totally unreliable at best, my fly fishing obsession has become focussed on research and experimentation.

Grand Slam Taper Line is a "Home Run"!

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I wanted to tell you about the new “SA Grand Slam” fly line I have been using the last few weeks. I was interested in trying the line out. I always like to stay up with the new products that become available in my industry. However, I am not always as impressed, as I was with this new fly line. I have been fly fishing for almost 20 years. In that time I have used many different generations of salt water lines.

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