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 has...

Sunday Classic / The Sugar Foot

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I SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE WATCHING BONEFISH CHASE FLIES. If you do it long enough you're bound to learn something. In the average presentation you want to lead and cross a fish. Therefore, when the bonefish first sees your fly, he sees its profile....

Safe, Painless Hook Removal: Video!

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If you've been thinking, "I love Gink and Gasoline but I wish it could be more like Jackass", then today is the day your dreams come true! There are two kinds of fishermen. The ones who have hooked themselves and the ones who are about to....

Sunday Classic / The CDC Blood Midge

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MIDGE PATTERNS CAN BE REMARKABLY EFFECTIVE FOR TROUT. Depending on how you count them there could be over a thousand species of midge. That's a lot of choices for the discerning trout. There are almost as many choices for the angler and a midge obsession can...

Sunday Classic / Dreaming of Steelhead

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I WOKE THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT DREAMING THAT I WAS FISHING FOR STEELHEAD. Not epic, fish hoisting, hero shoting, steelhead fishing but, ass backwards, pointless, penitent steelhead fishing. Swinging tiny flies on floating lines in the turbid, chocolate waters of spring run off (and this is...