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5 Essential Tackle Tune-ups to Avoid Early-season Fly-fishing Disasters

Greg Padiasek

Spring Cleaning

Easy hacks to get your gear in top working order—before it’s too late

Scott Gardner
Scott Gardner

Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s party!”—at least according to the late Robin Williams, who was, by the way, a fly fisherman. But if you want to make the most of early-season opportunities, you need to do a little party planning. Now’s the time to pull out your gear and do some simple maintenance, especially if you haven’t touched your equipment since tossing it into a closet last fall. Spending an hour or two on preparation pays off big time when you actually get on the water.

Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.

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