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Lockdown Lessons #5. Controlling loop shape, and size

Posted by chrisdore on May 4, 2020 at 10:55 PM


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Lockdown Lessons #4. How to throw a higher backcast

Posted by chrisdore on May 4, 2020 at 10:50 PM


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Lockdown Lessons #3. The Roll Cast

Posted by chrisdore on April 19, 2020 at 11:40 PM

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Lockdown Lessons #2. Tracking

Posted by chrisdore on April 19, 2020 at 11:40 PM

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Lockdown Lessons #1. The Fundamental Casting Stroke

Posted by chrisdore on April 19, 2020 at 11:35 PM

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Streamer Advice

Posted by chrisdore on September 20, 2018 at 9:35 PM


Matthew writes:

“Hi Chris. Thank you for all the helpful articles and posts that you write. One in particular that I really liked was your article on the Dore's Mr Glister with the list of materials and the way you fish it etc. Using stuff I had amongst my tying stuff I have tied a couple of similar flies (I didn't have exactly the same ...

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Galloups Antacid

Posted by chrisdore on September 10, 2018 at 9:45 PM

Well the brown beetle are now truly taking to the wing however we don’t always wait until beetle season to tie on a terrestrial. Galloup’s Antacid is a favourite of mine from the grassy, front country streams to the high country wilderness. Its subtle, uber buggy and fish everywhere just love them.
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Rules of Engagement

Posted by chrisdore on August 25, 2018 at 9:40 PM

1) You will never, never...never never never ever flick a tangle free from the rod tip.



2) If I say its a fish, its a fish.



3) If I say rock, its a r...

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Stoneflies

Posted by chrisdore on August 25, 2018 at 8:55 PM


I personally don’t use stoneflies a lot in the waters I guide but they allow you to really go to town on profile, accents and importantly for big, come eat me legs, let’s talk more about this...


A good stonefly imitation is my go to in deeper, rocky runs, or big pools where you need your fly to be seen. On many of my So...

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Thinking More = Catching More

Posted by chrisdore on August 15, 2018 at 7:40 PM


Swinging sexy water. Don’t just fire out random casts thinking they will work. Identify structure in the water ahead of you and think about how your fly will present to fish holding around that structure. How fast / slow will the fly pass through the bingo zone and should it accelerate, remain uniform or slow as it does...

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