#Flies4Friends

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Focusing on the positive has changed the course of my life.  Regardless of how small or large positive moments are, they perpetuate the existence of hope and joy in the lives of people.  In an effort to help keep this optimistic momentum moving, I’ve started “Flies4Friends”....



Bruce Chard’s Double Haul Drill

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Today begins a special five part video tutorial on building blinding line speed. Line speed is the most important component in successful salt water fly fishing. There's plenty of finesse involved but line speed is the cost of admission. If you can't build the speed you...



Trust The Boo

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I've fished bamboo rods my whole life and I've made my own for the last twelve years or so. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if I was afraid to fight big fish on a bamboo rod. The answer is no. I've...



New Recon Fly Rods from Orvis

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The awesome Recon rod line is back, new and improved. The Recon rods from Orvis have always been an incredible bargain. Truly a premium fly rod at a budget price. The new Recons are all new with updated materials and tapers, increased hoop strength and straighter...



10 Tips For Spotting Permit

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PERHAPS THE LOFTIEST GOAL IN FLY FISHING IS CATCHING A PERMIT. Maybe it's not your thing but if there truly is a fish of ten-thousand casts, it's the permit. There is enough to catching permit to fill a bookshelf or magazine rack. It's a complicated game,...