Daily Cast Archive

Calling time

Scott Loudon - Thursday, June 30, 2016

I'm afraid that today marks my final FP in my current run, one that spans a little further than I can remember. Perhaps a year, perhaps a little more. It's been an interesting role and one that really has made me appreciate the level of effort that each of the writers puts in to deliver new content every week.

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Three Nights on the Madison

Jason Borger - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

​The Madison could be called “America’s River.” For me, the Madison is in many ways a home river. I’ve fished it since earliest childhood and many of my fondest memories and piscatorial lessons have come from its storied waters.

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Paul Arden - Monday, June 27, 2016

I'm in Jersey this week meeting all the fly anglers here and training up the Jersey fly casting team! It's been a great start to the week with a nice carp on Saturday followed by three rainbows and a perch on Sunday....

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sexyloops fly tying school part 32 - ants

t.z. - Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer is here and with higher temperatures the ants starts swarming. Ants are fascinating creatures. For one they actually are able to build functioning societies. … that sentence alone can spark a whole set of books and endless discussions. But do not be afraid … this is just about fly tying. ;-)

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Fly Fishing Trips

Bernd Ziesche - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

All year round I am hosting different educational fly fishing trips. Right now we are fly fishing the Norwegian river Glomma and it's tributaries. Grayling, Brown trout, pike and perch are on our list. For me this is a fantastic area to teach fly fishing. Simply a lot of (only wild) fish are available!

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Horror Show

Jason Borger - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Want to start a 30-page thread on Sexyloops? Ask about the cause(s) of a tailing loop. Better yet, ask how to define one. It’s like a self-writing script for a fly-casting horror show. There’s just something about tailing loops that puts instructors in a psycho kinda mood.

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What makes a fly rod?

Paul Arden - Monday, June 20, 2016

While in Malaysia I shot some video as to how I think a fly rod should be designed/perform. I think you might find it useful so you can test rods for yourself!

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Late June in the Rockies

Matt Klara - Sunday, June 19, 2016

The days are long and often warm. Runoff wanes. Water levels drop and water temperatures climb into the optimal range. Everything is green. Streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds all explode with life. Wild rose blooms on the banks and cottonwood fluff is in the air. Everywhere you look there are colorful songbirds, herons, sandhill cranes, and osprey. Gophers scatter in the fields as you bounce down the gravel road to your favorite stream. The deer are finding places to give birth to the next generation, or fattening up in the alfalfa fields. It’s quite a contrast to the short, chilly days of winter.

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sexyloops fly tying school - panic part 2

t.z. - Friday, June 17, 2016

Following up on last Fridays panic attack - which was not even a made up story - you were witnessing the actual true «action» that Thursday night in real time. This is Sexyloops in a nutshell. I bravely assume that you might want to hear how it went? well - read on

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Back in the Mountains

Scott Loudon - Thursday, June 16, 2016

Not a fishing trip but I managed to tack on a few days in the Austrian Alps on the back of a work trip last week. It was great to get back out in the mountains with the camera and chase some real wildlife rather than the deer in London's Richmond Park!

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Fly Fishing Week

Bernd Ziesche - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Last week I was - yes - into fly fishing as usual. I can't remember when my last none fishing day was. And it doesn't look like there will be one until the end of the year. Lots of fly fishing trips in the pipe still!

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Stroke Matching

Jason Borger - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Stroke Matching is a teaching skill that has been used by a number of instructors over the years. It can make learning the Overhead Cast (and some others skills) easier, as well as making you an ambidextrous caster from the get-go!

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On the move!

Paul Arden - Monday, June 13, 2016

The time has come to uproot and make a move. It has been an amazing trip this year and certainly my best trip here. I'm lucky to have some really good friends and of course the challenge of the fishing really sets this place apart for me. I am currently on the road heading to KL!

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sexyloops fly tying school part 31 - panic deer hair and seal

t.z. - Friday, June 10, 2016

Panic. Real panic. First proper fishing trip after month. It will still be cold, but what the heck. We´ll get out and fish our favorite lake the coming weekend. Excitement all around — where´s my stuff? Flies, that coffee cattle, and - yes coffee. Need to take that Whisky … sleeping bags, coffee … socks, waders, bellyboats, insect repelleant, headlamp, socks. Wool socks … really important. Tippet material. Rod, lines and reels … the net - why is the net in the kitchen?? Never mind … sunglasses. Have I packed the socks? yeah - checked twice. Oh don´t forget to send out the fly order which came in yesterday … the guy needs it to fish with his son … and yes - what else. Flies. Where is my flybox? Uhhhh - found it. Fxxxx meeeee. This thing is almost empty. Geeez … what now? It´s 23:03 already. Have a beer dude. Chill. hahahahaha … the beermat says - "Keep calm and tie flies" - yeah right. OK - let´s go. Where´s the stuff? Hooks … which hooks. Gosh, fab - the new Barbless Klinks came. Thank you Partridge, god of bent metal needles known as flyhooks. Perfect … another good zip form that beer. Beer on a thursday … nice … thursday? Aaaaargh … whatttttt? Friday - Paul´s waiting for the FP. OK, get the camera and another beer .... Chill man ….

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Spot X

Scott Loudon - Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Internet has opened up information like nothing before yet people still don't seem to be learning the lesson in regards to oversharing. If I write here go and fish spot X on the River Y that just so happens where you'll find an unusually high population of large wild trout in England the fishing would be ruined in a heartbeat!

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Fly Fishing Atlantic salmon

Bernd Ziesche - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It's a tough kind of fly fishing. You may be lucky to catch one right in the beginning when just having started to fish for them. But then you will have to pay the bill afterwards. In the end it's always a strong fight. Not with the fish but with ourthelves!

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Going Galway

Jason Borger - Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sometimes referred to as the Reverse Cast, the intent of this skill is a combination of two Overhead Forward Casts connected with a re-used and re-shaped Pause. Another variation of the Galway can made from two Side-Arm Forward Casts, and so on. As far as application goes, the Galway allows for forward-cast strength and visual precision in both casting directions, which is useful for aiming into tight spots behind you. It also allows for Shadow Casting, but that’s another story …

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Maniform - Get a Grip

Paul Arden - Monday, June 6, 2016

I'm back in England from the 15th June onwards for the rest of the European summer. I have quite a busy summer lined up! A week in Jersey Channel Islands preparing the Jersey World Masters Fly Casting Team (two of us), a week in Russia on the Varzina River (still some places left, but not many!), a teaching weekend with Bernd in North Germany, another in Switzerland supporting Daniela's shop (you can test and buy Hot Torpedos here) and of course the Great Hungarian Wine Festival at Sexyloops Camp Latohegy. If you would like a flycasting tune-up or a day's stillwater trouting then please get in touch! I'm particularly looking forward to working on my competition casting, running again and lifting weights. Also it will be nice to get away from the incessant heat for a while! Exciting times indeed and I'm looking forward to the change.

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This Machine Kills Hipsters

Matt Klara - Sunday, June 5, 2016

It all started out innocently enough. Steelie Mike loaned me his Echo Solo TH7129 earlier that winter, thinking I might enjoy it. He was right. The rod was a joy for me to cast, matching my natural casting pace, and adding some length variety and a solid Skagit line tosser to my growing lineup of 7wt Spey rods. What I didn't know at the time was that several fish had already been hooked on this rod, but not a single one had ever been landed. I still don’t know the whole history, but the circumstances seemed to suggest that this particular rod was one of those magical/cursed pieces of fishing tackle that floats around the steelhead universe, bestowing mojo or breaking hearts wherever it goes.

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Summer and sea trout

Viking Lars - Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer has really struck Denmark - this past week we've had temperatures close to 30 degrees C almost every day - and that'll carry on at least through the weekend.

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Varzina Trout Camp August 2nd - 9th

Paul Arden - Thursday, June 2, 2016

If you're a trout angler there is one place you must fish before you die, and that is the Upper Varzina River in the Kola Peninsular, Russia. This is an experience like no other. Of course it's about the trout first and foremost. These are native fish. The average size of these indigenous brown trout is 5.5lbs. This is the largest average size of trout in the Kola (I'm told) and the Vazina river has an interesting system of lakes that makes it so. It's a fabulous fishery. Also the experience is quite remarkable, being inside the Arctic Circle, with all that entails, no trees for example! I had the Northern Lights on my last trip, but I can't promise you that! And, to date, this fishery has given me my largest brown trout landed, at 11.5lbs.

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Fly Fishing Every Day

Bernd Ziesche - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

These days I am extremely busy running from one fly fishing trip into the next one. And you know what, it couldn't be any better!?

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