The Sizzle and the Shizzle

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G&G are sweltering in the Big Easy for the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show. The hangover is starting to fade and tomorrow we are going to try something new. We will be posting live from the show floor and sharing some of the cool stuff we find. To pull this off we will be shooting and posting entirely from the IPhone so bare with us on the photo quality and typos. Stay tuned. It should be fun. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com  

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Sometimes You Have to Go Big or Go Home

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     Sometimes to catch fish on top you have to go big or go home when choosing your dry fly pattern. If you’re fishing high water and you’re wanting a better shot at tempting a trophy trout into rising up from the dark depths to munch on your dry fly, you better go big. Trout are just as lazy as we are by nature, and more times than not they aren’t willing to fight heavy current to come up and eat unless the food offering is worth their while. Large foam fly patterns with stacked deer hair give incentive for trout to brave the elements, and come out and play in high water conditions. They’re also going to float high on just about any turbulent water you encounter, and you won’t have to waste time drying off and reapplying fly floatant all day long. I suggest packing some big attractor dry flies in case you find yourself fishing high water on your next fly fishing trip. Especially if you’re timing a big salmonfly hatch or terrestrial bite. If you prefer to buy your fly patterns over tying them up yourself, I highly recommend purchasing a half dozen or so King Kong dry flies. This pattern hit the scene a few years ago and it rocks. It’s durable as hell, comes in a few different color options, and you can damn near float it threw a class three rapid without it sinking. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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The Fisher at the Gates of Dawn

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Syd Barrett Dan Flynn does the misty mountain hop in the early A.M. on Rock Creek. Not that Rock Creek, the other Rock Creek. Coming soon: “Several Species of Trout Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict” & “Careful With That Rod Tip Eugene”       Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Bald Ass Tires In West Bumble @%&#

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I’d attempt to try telling you the whole story here, but I’m a much better fisherman than a story teller. The quote by Brad pretty much sums up our predicament. Next time you rent a vehicle for your next fly fishing adventure, don’t forget to check the condition of the tires on the rental before you start off on your journey. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Tory’s Mellow Cast

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The notorious Tory Bevins, bonefish guide at Andros South, has his own way of doing things. And it usually works. I have the utmost respect for these Bahamian guides. They are self made fly fishers and as perfectly adapted to their environment as the fish they pursue. Tory’s mellow cast cuts the wind like a bullet. Let bonefish guide Tory Bevins teach you to cast to Bob Marly. Author’s Note:  This video was shot at approximately 4:20   Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com  

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Use High Vantage Points To Improve Your Sight Fishing

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Do you see any trout in this photograph? I often utilize high vantage points during my outings to improve my sight fishing. This especially holds true for me when I only have a couple hours to fish. If conditions are optimum for sight fishing, I regularly opt for walking out of the stream and searching out high vantage points like this one above to spot big trout. Once I’ve spotted a good trout I’ll then hike down to the stream and present my fly. It’s paid off big time for me over the years when fishing highly pressured wild trout. Give it a try next time your out on the water. A closer look reveals what’s really lurking in this hole. I apologize for the poor quality camera and photography. Louis Cahill wasn’t along for this outing. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com      

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That Anchor Was New This Spring!

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It’s fair to say that Kyle Holt of Taylor Creek Fly Shop takes a few trips down the Roaring Fork. This photo of his anchor was taken in November. It has seen only a single season. No wonder that boy knows the river. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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You Brought a Rain Coat, Right?

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Better put it on, and rain pants, and a hat, and, hell just put your waders on! Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Mr President, You are Officially Invited to Go Fishing

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You buy the gas, I’ll buy the beer! Thanks, Moldy Chum for finding this great photo.

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Get Your Hike On For Wild Trout

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It’s August and it’s safe to say that we’re in the dog days of summer. Fishing conditions are tough and the only really good fishing for trout right now is the first and last couple hours of the day. Do what I do this time of year and get your hike on for wild trout on high elevation tributaries. They maintain colder water temperatures because they’re closer to the source of the springs, and since the water temperatures are cooler the fish will feed for longer periods of the day. Yeah, you’re probably not going to catch any giants, but what you will catch will be wild and colored up. Fly fishing remote hike-in trout streams can be some of the most rewarding fly fishing and allow you to get away from the crowds. The best thing about high elevation trout streams during the summer months is that you can almost always get away with strictly fishing dry flies. Pack your fly box with elk hair caddis, stimulators, and parachute adams and you should be good. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com       

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