Saturday Shoutout / Smoke on the Water

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Fire, Water and Steel on the Deschutes River. I just returned from the G&G Steelhead Camp on the Deschutes River in Oregon.  You may already know that the river was at the heart of a huge wild fire just a month ago. That didn’t stop my...



New Orvis Flow Nippers, They Nip! : Video

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The new Orvis Flow Nippers combine quality and price. I own a pair of high end Orvis nippers. They are awesome, but they are also $80. While there is certainly a market out there for expensive, deluxe nippers, most of want something that will last for...



Working With Stretch Tubing

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By Bob Reece I love flies that have both transparency and durability.  Incorporating stretch tubing into the construction of a pattern adds both of these elements.  In addition to this, manipulating the material and those that it’s paired with, can help produce more effective flies.  Stretch tubing...



Wood is Good

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"Wood is good", shouted Sam Cornelius manning the oars, as I concentrated on drifting my flesh pattern against the never ending medley of wood snags along the Togiak River banks in Alaska, back in 2006. "When ever you see wood, drift your flies as close...



That’s Going To Leave A Mark

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Nobody want’s a hook in their face. (If you’re paying attention, you notice I ended yesterdays article with this same words. Not a coincidence. ) By far, the most popular video I have ever shot for G&G is the one where I stick a hook in my...