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  • By: Buzz Bryson

Q: Invariably, I seem to get cold feet when fishing for trout. Is there some trick to keeping your feet warm while “standing in the stream, waving a stick?”

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Ask FR & R January 2009

How to apply maximum pressure but not break my rod? You've really asked two questions, because rod breakage is rarely related to properly applying maximum pressure to the fish if you're using the proper tackle properly. So let's look at rod breakage first. There are really only two ways most fly rods are broken while fighting a fish. The most common is "high sticking," where the angler holds the rod at too high an angle, forcing it to bend too sharply at its weakest point-the tip.

By Hand, or By Net?

Plus finding the right Spey-casting lines, and more weighty matters.

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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.