Choosing a line for your switch rod Part one: Understanding lines and line tapers

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SO YOU BOUGHT A SWITCH ROD...NOW WHAT? The idea behind the switch rod is simple. What if you could have the best of both worlds? What if you were nymphing under an indicator but you had the length of a Spey rod to highstick? What if...



Sunday’s Classic / The Fish That Took Three Anglers to Land

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I'll never forget the epic battle that took place between three anglers and a trophy salmonid one freezing December morning in 2010. I was having the time of my life on a steelhead fishing trip with my great friends Louis Cahill and Murphy Kane. We...



Sunday Classic / The Need For Speed, Line Speed, That Is

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Joel Dickey is one of the most dynamic casters I've ever seen. One of the hallmarks of his dominating casting style is truly awesome line speed. It enables him to shoot massive amounts of line and hit distant targets with accuracy, even in high wind....



Drift Boat & Car Renting Tips Abroad

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When you're traveling abroad on a fly fishing trip that you've meticulously planned out for months in advance, the last thing you want to deal with is equipment problems. That was exactly the case Louis and I ran into several years ago heading out to...



Sunday’s Classic / Been There, Felt That, and It Sucks

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This weeks Sunday classic we reminisce about the trophy fish that got away and broke our hearts. Most of us have been there plenty of times but if you haven't, it's just a matter of time, and it's going to sting....