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  • By: Buzz Bryson
Mastering the strip strike is critical if you want to hook certain saltwater species such as tarpon  Try NOT to lift the rod

Mastering the strip-strike, how to recycle your leaders and calculate a fish's weight.

Stack Mends Fly Flotant & Cleaning Fish

Can you explain a "stack mend" to me? When? How? A stack mend is used to create a pile, or stack, of line to facilitate a drag-free drift, typically on a downstream-and-across presentation that crosses multiple current seams. In its simplest form, the angler is feeding line directly downstream from his