Your GPS Might Be Trying To Kill You

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I’ve said a hundred times that my iPhone will be the death of me. I always thought it would end with me texting while driving ninety five miles an hour. But apparently Hal has something more sinister up his sleeve.

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Ink for the Gink

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One of my favorite fly fishing tattoos. Zack Dalton, of Rio, has no problem committing to his home water in Idaho. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Hidey Ho!

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Mr Hanky, Jeff Hickman’s killer mouse pattern, strikes again.  Mouse flies are a blast to fish but the technique can be tough to master.  Here are a few tips.

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Leaf Hoppers Fly Under the Radar for Most Anglers

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I love trout fishing during the terrestrial season, and I’m always trying to imitate land born insects that have some how managed to fly under the radar for most anglers. If you live on the East Coast, it’s safe to say you probably will recognize this fly pattern above. The Leaf Hopper “Katydid” can reach three inches in length and offers trout one hell of a meal. From July through September we are covered up with them in the south. Before I designed this fly I searched all over the internet and failed to find any fly patterns that imitate this species of Leaf Hopper from either fly companies or other fly fishermen. Last season, I landed some giant trout on this fly and I look forward to breaking it out on my guide trips this year the remainder of the terrestrial season. Think outside the box with your fly tying and you may come up with a fly pattern like this, that’s presently under the radar to other anglers. Then you can reap the rewards like I did with this fly pattern. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Should have brought the bamboo!

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Somethings in the air and it ain’t good. Brad Wayne rethinks his rod selection as storms roll through the Gros Ventre Valley. Graphite is a great conductor of electricity. Be careful out there. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com  

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Laying the Smack Down

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Sometimes you just have to lay the smack down on the water with your terrestrial fly patterns during the summer months to entice fish to eat.

This trophy rainbow trout turned on our flies repeated times only to veer off at the last second. I changed flies and rigs multiple times and then this trout completely shut down on us. It wouldn’t budge even when the fly drifted the perfect line over the fish.

I was about to give up when I told my client to scoot up a few feet closer and smack his dry fly down hard on the water right on the trout’s nose. He did so, and this big hen came up with no hesitation and inhaled his fly. It was a really cool fly fishing experience and my client was thrilled. Next time this summer you spot a trout and a regular drift doesn’t get the job done, try laying the smack down with your fly to imitate a bug flying into the water. Often it’s like ringing the dinner bell for trout.

Check out this video link below of some epic terrestrial fishing on my home water, shot by Bent Rod Media. The giant fish at the end required a “Smack Down” to entice it to eat.

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You want a piece of me?

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If you’re a permit, the answer is yes! This is what a permit sees when he comes up on a crab. The little guy waves those claws like a drunk in a bar fight because, well, that’s all he’s got. To a permit that’s the dinner bell. Keep that in mind at the vice when you’re working on that new crab pattern. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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A closer look. #1

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Fish, trout especially, are among the most beautiful creatures on earth. They are like swimming jewelry, and if you read that quote in John Gierach’s column, yes that was me. So from time to time I will offer you a closer look, and I can’t think of a better place to start on this Colorado rainbow than the fin that makes him a trout. The adipose fin is unique to Salmonids. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com  

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Respect Your Finned Friends with Proper C&R Practices

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Do your part by respecting your finned friends by practicing proper catch and release procedures. We’re in the second half of July already and whether you’re on the east coast or west coast, water temperatures are bound to be reaching harmful levels during the hottest times of the day on most watersheds. It’s really important after you land that trophy of a lifetime, that you take the time to ensure your catch is fully revived before releasing it. After all, oxygen levels are very low this time of year. Quite often I see anglers during the summer months release a trout right away after a long battle. Many anglers don’t realize that long fights build up toxic lactic acid in the fish, and can take it’s life if handled the wrong way.  A rule I live by guiding, is to revive the fish half as long as the fight time. Just because the fish kicks in your hands right off the bat doesn’t mean it’s really ready to be released. Hold on securely to the fish and point its nose directly upstream in moving water. This way it can have well oxygenated water pass over its gills. Make sure the fish can keep upright on its own and has good color before you fully release the fish. Doing so, you’ll be ensuring that trophy male or female will survive and pass on it’s great genetics during the next spawn. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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The Holy Moses

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That day on the White River in AR Kent and I saw the biggest trout either of us had ever seen. I’m no gonna say how big because you won’t believe me, but this is the fly Kent tied that night and that should give you and idea. Authors Note: That bottle of Stranahan’s Whiskey was better than half full when we started tying. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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