Don’t Let Go of the Fly Line in Your Rod Hand During the Hook Set

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Have you ever set the hook on a fish, and the next thing you know, you've got your arms spread apart in the shape of a giant slice of pizza, leaving you unable to reach the fly line with your rod hand? Do not be...



My 2 Year Old Son’s First Day Fishing

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As I watched his determined face, and his eyes fixated on the bobber as he tried to pick out the subtle signs of a bite, that's all it took to make me the proudest Dad on the planet. If a stranger would have walked upon...



Sunday’s Classic / DIY Bug Sampling Net for 2 Bucks

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Man, I love my $2 paint strainer from Home Depot. I'm a big believer in aquatic bug sampling on the water. It has saved the day for me guiding numerous times. Eighteen years ago, Angling Designs won a tackle dealer show award for its "Quick...



Saturday Shoutout / Mr. Brownliner & Swinging for Trout – MidCurrent

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This week's Saturday Shoutout we showcase Lee Terkel's blog, Adventures in Brown Lining and a great fly fishing techniques article from John Likakis on MidCurrent about swinging flies for trout. The carp piece got me giddy about making a trip for carp on my home...



Echo Fly Rods 2014 – Shadow 2 & Fiberglass Series

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I'm really excited to showcase the new Shadow 2 fly rod and the Echo fiberglass fly rod from Echo today. Louis and I interviewed Tim Rajeff and got the 4-1-1 on these two very cool rods. Tim worked with the highly decorated fly fisherman and...