Ten Tips to Improve Your Short Game

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    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Guys, the next Ten Tips is out:

    RIGGING ISN’T SEXY. In fly fishing, casting gets all the attention (including recently in this space). But even if chicks do dig the long ball, as Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine famously informed us back in the Nineties, the way you rig and handle your terminal tackle is what will actually catch you fish. It’s the “short game” of fly-fishing; you may drive for show, but you still have to putt for dough. It does you no good, after all, to drop a cast exactly where you want it, only to have your fly sail above the fish in the current, all because it couldn’t get down to the proper depth. The following are ten simple rigging tricks to help you set up your tackle; from knots to line and gear concepts, these will help you feed fish and then stay connected after the eat…



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