Sunday Classic / 13 Proven Streamer Patterns for Trout

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This past Monday I wrote an article stressing about the importance of experimenting with different streamer retrieve speeds and stripping lengths, until you find a winning combination that the trout find the most enticing. Generally, when you're paying close enough attention when your streamer fishing,...



Saturday Shoutout / Thanks Perk

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Here is a digital copy of a full page ad in the Miami Herald, an open letter to Governor Rick Scott and the FL legislature from Orvis CEO Perk Perkins. It’s refreshing, in these days of corporate excess, to see a company and it’s leaders put...



Reece’s Big Bandit

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By Bob Reece THE COMBINATION OF SIMPLICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS ARE APPRECIATED BY MANY FLY TIERS. Constructed from three major body materials, the Big Bandit epitomizes this concept. Its simple construction eases the time invested in the tying process while its effectiveness on the water justifies...



Fast Action Fly Rods And The Fly Lines That make Us Love Them

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Selecting the right fly line for your fast action fly rod isn’t as easy as it used to be. I have found myself having this conversation with three different anglers this week. That’s generally a good sign that it’s time to write something on the topic....



Making The Connection- Saltwater

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By Louis Cahill How do you connect your leader to fly line when the pressure is really on? This is sure to be a lively topic. I wasn’t aware this was such a hot button topic until I published an article by Devin Olsen titled, “Making The...