Short casts: The lure of bass; taimen research; the double-haul; and a floating tent

Photo courtesy of Hatch Magazine. 

Like John Tobey, who crafted this excellent piece in Hatch Magazine, most bass I've caught in recent years turned up while I was fishing for trout. I remember one sultry June evening on the Housatonic, while casting high-floating Adams at rising browns, when a gnarly smallmouth hit the fly in a riffle. Accidental bass. 

Tobey, too, pens this piece from a trout angler's perspective, only to realize that bass, while maybe not the sexiest of targets for fly rodders, have an allure all their own. If you've ever chased bass on the fly, you know exactly what I'm talking about. 

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And, finally, your moment of fly-fishing Zen:

Photo courtesy of the University of Nevada-Reno.



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