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Beginner Fly Fishing Checklist: The Must Haves.

Beginner Fly Fishing Checklist: If your just getting into the sport or just wondering what you need to get started. Please consider shopping with us use code:soc for 15% off. Fly Line Fly line is an extension of your rod and needs to be matched accordingly. Each rod is designed to for a specific weight […]

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Euro Nymphing – Worth It?

I have been “practicing” euro nymphing the past year with mixed results.  It is an excellent way to catch fish and I found it useful in certain situations but not all. When euro nymphing you are using super long leaders (15 -25ft) and a “sighter” vice an indicator.  My sighter is two feet long and […]

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Summer – Time for Heat Exhaustion?

Every winter I cover things like what to wear on the water, cotton kills, and hypothermia.  But now with summer here we can forget all of that – but what DO we need to know about? With the summer heat creeping up on us, we need to start thinking about heat exhaustion and sun stroke.  […]

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New Water…Be An Expert- Part Duex

New River – First Time:  Part Duex Now that we established in Part One, how we prepare for and what we look for when we fish a new river for the first time. Let’s talk about how we determine how we will fish this new river. First, we must decide if we will sight fish […]

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New Water

Part One New Water….Be An Expert, PART ONE? Any fly fisher wants to be able to fish any river, at any time of the year and do well.  So, what should we think about when going to fish a new river for the first time? First, I study. I’ll read up before I head to […]

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Tippet Rings, Really Are You Kidding?

Tippet Rings; whats all this craziness.   In the past 100 years of our sport – fly fishing, there have been so many new innovations that it can make your head spin. From Bamboo rods, dry fly fishing, reels that just are there to hold your line to graphite rods, smooth silky reel drag, euro […]

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I Could Only Carry 6 Flies This Spring…

I was asked the other day if I had to pick just six flies to fish with this Spring, which would I choose.  Now that is a difficult task.   I am not a minimalist when it comes to flies and gear.  Anyone that fishes with me knows that I bring enough flies to supply a […]

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Knot Wars…Which Side Are You On?

There are many aspects to fly fishing.  Rods, reels, fly line, flies, techniques are all “sexy” topics and get most of the press but none can be more important than the boring subject of knots.  If you use the incorrect knot or tie it incorrectly, the fish is lost, no matter what gear or technique […]

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“Butt Ugly Fly Fishing”

The Butt Ugly Fly   Fly fishers always look for a good excuse to go fishing. And when the word gets out that the aquatic insects are getting ready to hatch, what fly fisher wouldn’t head out to the river to enjoy it? This was the year of the great cicada hatch here in the […]

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