Finally!

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Kast Extreme Fishing Gear It’s about time someone made a high performance water PROOF glove . Kast has done it. We love to fish when it really shitty out. This glove is just the ticket. Take a minute to visit their website and check out their other extreme fishing gear product lines. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Keep Your Eye on These Guys

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The tight line shoulder pack From Vedavoo is all about fung shway. With this pack you go light simple and efficient. It’s not a station wagon but it carries everything you need to target a great hike in stream. I’m really impressed with the design and ease of use. I look for great things from this cool young company.

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Sweet And Simple

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Don’t judge this product by it’s size. This is the only thing I’ve seen at the show that made me say, “why didn’t I think of that”. I tie a lot of articulated streamers and the new articulated shank from Fish Skull is going to change the way I tie and save me hours at the vice. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Who’s Cooler, Hickman or Kirk?

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We can’t decide so you tell us what you think. James Kirk has banged every alien from here to Alpha Centauri. On the other hand Jeff Hickman could only look cooler in this steelhead hat if he stole it right off the head of Nick Colosardo of Korkers. Oh wait, he did! Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Stick Envy

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2011 IFTD Fly Rod Review OK, so I spoke too soon about the hangover, but we’re up and at it. We’ve had the chance to cast a lot of rods and Kent has narrowed the field down to the four that that made an impression. Some of these are great all around rods and some are special purpose rods but they all impressed us. So I’ll turn it over to Kent for the low down. Redington Predator Saltwater Rod Are you salt curious? Are you a fresh water guy looking to go to sea? We’ve got the rod for you. The Redington Predator flys off the shelf at $249.95. This is a great, versatile salt water rod that will put you on fish in a wide variety of situations. It has a smooth and powerful action that will deliver a fly at 90 feet but still make a great “Oh Shit” presentation at 20. Super fast salt water rods can be tough to get a feel for, and intimidate most folks new to the salt. This rod has a great feel that makes you feel in control at less than half the price of the competition. Thomas & Thomas NS (No Sanctuary) An old friend is back in town. Thomas and Thomas (under new management) is back at IFTD with some truly inspired new offerings. First, let me say that every T&T rod we cast impressed us, and we would love to talk about all of them. Especially the salt water prototype that they won’t let us talk about, oops. But our recommendation is the 9 foot 5wt No Sanctuary. Capt. Joel Dickey explains the name, “there’s no place a trout can hide”. The first time this rod loaded I thought “WOW”. This 4 piece rod feels and casts like … Continue reading

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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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