Carp Czar

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I recently had the great pleasure of spending a day carp fishing with my friend Bruce Smithhamer. It was every bit as challenging as promised. The fish were gearing up for the spawn and were lock jawed. We would have gone fish-less if not for...



5 Tips For Teaching Kids To Fly-Fish

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Taking the time to teach a kid to fly-fish is an investment in the future. To my mind, there’s nothing more important than teaching kids to fish. If done right, it’s an investment that pays three times. For the child you teach, it’s a life of...



Demystifying The Hex Hatch

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By Jason Tucker I listened to a fishing podcast the other day in which both the hosts discussed the famous Hexagenia mayfly hatch. Despite admitting that neither of them had ever fished the hatch, both opined that the Hex hatch was probably overrated. Yeah it has a...



Choosing a Fly Rod is Like Choosing a Guitar

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"WHO ARE THOSE $850 FLY RODS FOR? IF THE EXPERTS DON'T NEED THEM AND THE BEGINNERS CAN'T APPRECIATE THEM, WHO NEEDS THEM?" If you follow G&G on Facebook then you probably know about my love of old school blues. If you don't follow us on Facebook,...



Fast Pocket Water & Big Attractor Dry Flies

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During the spring, summer and fall I often get the itch to forget about catching numbers and instead see how big of an attractor dry fly I can get away with fishing and still fool trout. For those of you who don't know, my closest trout...