The “Shake and Bake” Method of Fly Dressing

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Will Sands shows me how he dresses his fly. “it’s like frying chicken” he tells me. I love that, the guy from Colorado telling the boy from Georgia about frying chicken. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first but Will’s “Shake and Bake” method...



What To Tie and What To Buy

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I should be sleeping. Oh man, that would feel good, it’s been a while. I’m flying to Colorado tomorrow. I wouldn’t be home today if a crown hadn’t fallen out of my mouth. This would have been the third trip in a row with only...



The Speed Knot

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Little things make a difference. When you watch a really good fisherman you notice a lot of those little things, the details that add up to kicking ass on the water. My friend Will Sands is like that. One of those super technical fisherman who...



The Echo Micro Practice Rod for Teaching Fly Casting

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No one is intimidated by a toy. I’m an evangelist. A true believer, and like any zealot, there is nothing I love more than sharing my faith. I find myself teaching a lot of fly casting. Whether you picked up a fly rod yesterday or...



Poonshine

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It’s sunny and sixty-eight degrees. Just a little breeze. It’s mid-April. A perfect day for fishing in Bozeman, Montana. The trouble is, we’re not in Bozeman. It’s actually ten degrees warmer in Bozeman. I know this because my buddy Rich is looking at the weather...