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Grain Weights for Sinking Fly Lines | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Sinking fly lines are designed to help anglers get their flies down to the desired depth in the water column. Unlike floating lines, which have a uniform density, sinking lines have varying densities that affect their sink rate and performance. One of the factors that determines the density of a sinking line is its grain weight.

Grain weight is a measure of how much a fly line weighs in grains, which are units of mass equal to 1/7000 of a pound. The grain weight of a fly line is usually measured in the first 30 feet of the line, excluding the tip section. The grain weight of a fly line affects how it loads the rod, casts, and sinks.

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Fly Fishing Weights: Pros, Cons, and Applications | Fly Fishing Insider Podcat

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Fly fishing is a delicate art that requires the right balance of equipment, technique, and knowledge. One of the critical components of this balance is weight.  I’ve mentioned it before but the most common mistake of anglers is not getting deep enough and deep enough fast enough. In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of various fly fishing weights and their specific applications.

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Fly Fishing Leader Formulas: 6 Leaders Various Techniques | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Fly fishing leaders are typically misunderstood.  There really are only a few key components to think about when building one.  However, it is critical to have the correct leader for the job so you can be effective with the style and technique you are pursuing.  Here I'll provide several examples that are common in fly fishing and how they are typically built. Then I will show a distinct diagram of each fly fishing leader type I have come to prefer after a lot of trial and error. Among the various techniques, six stand out for their effectiveness and the opportunity they provide to discuss leader formulas: Dry Fly, Emerger, Streamer, Indicator, 90 Degree Indicator, Bounce Rig, and Euro Nymphing.

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Fly Fishing Style: Full-Contact, Partial-Contact and Non-Contact Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Fly fishing, has become popularized again. The first big run was around “A River Runs Through It,” and has recently hit a second long-stride with the COVID debacle we all dealt with. Those that are new and old can often revisit the very basics.  When we discuss the basics of fly fishing, you can broadly categorize the hobby into contact and non-contact styles. Here's an explanation of each.  In the meantime, here is a player so you can listen to the fly fishing scenes choreographer.

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How Continental Masses Affect Tides | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Continental land masses can significantly affect tides and tidal ranges due to their size, shape, and position relative to the oceans. When you start thinking about the various characteristics of a land mass it's easy to imagine that the mass can alter a tide. In addition to mass it is often the topography that can give you clues.  Of course there are many elements but here are a few to keep in mind when researching an area and defining where you locational goals bay be.  

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