2014 Fly Fishing New Years Resolutions

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YET ANOTHER YEAR HAS SLIPPED AWAY AND LEFT ME WITH THE FEELING THAT SO MUCH REMAINS UNDONE. It's not that I did not accomplish what I wanted in 2013. Quite the opposite, in fact. It's been a great year. I set some very high goals for...



Fly Fishing: Is Guide Competition Good or Bad?

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A few weeks ago, I chose to do something I never would have done, when I first started guiding. I made a point to accept an invitation from one of my local competitors to go fly fishing together. In the past, I would have passed...



Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods – IFTD Wrap Up

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Thomas & Thomas fly rods introduced an incredible amount of new rod models for the 2013/2014 season. Tom Dorsey and Troy Jacques were the team anchors in heading the design and roll out for the large selection of new Thomas & Thomas fly rods. The LPS...



Sunday’s Classic / Kype for Days

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I love it when I luck up and catch a big male trout, steelhead, salmon, or char. There's something about big gnarly kype jaws that fascinate me. For starters, males always seem to sport more vibrant colors than hens, especially during the spawning season. In...



Saturday’s Shoutout / Larimer’s Deschutes Nymph Rig, Feather & Fin, Jay Nicholas Saltwater Fly Tying 101

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We're honored to have many loyal fly fishing professionals around the world, that take the time out of their busy schedules to follow and comment on Gink & Gasoline. Tom Larimer, owner of Larimer Outfitters, is a veteran fly fishing stealhead and trout guide, spey casting...