Labrador Bound

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By Jason Tucker It's no secret that I love brook trout, and thus the name of my blog, Fontinalis Rising. Size doesn't matter. From 4-inch little gems to behemoth monsters the size of respectable brown trout, I find them all fascinating and exciting. When I was a...



Are We Being The Best Ambassadors For Fly-Fishing?

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Are you proud of how you represent fly-fishing? I sat in a meeting the other day, a discussion really, with a group of fly fishing guides. Most of them are guys I like and respect. I was very quickly stoked at, from my perspective, how they...



7 Reasons Why SUP Fly Fishing Is Here to Stay

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By Jason Paul As anglers are increasingly searching for creative ways to get on the water, the sport of SUP fishing continues to grow in popularity with each passing year.  But did you know that SUP fishing is a relatively new twist on something that actually goes...



Glass or Graphite, What’s Right For You?

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When choosing between graphite and fiberglass fly rods, it’s smart to consider where and how you fish. I got an email the other day from a reader. Here’s an excerpt: “I am looking at a 7wt predominantly for trout and smallmouth here in Tennessee. I currently have...



Slack Free Presentation: Video

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In fly-fishing, slack is always the enemy. That’s never more true than when you are fly fishing on saltwater flats. Slack, however, is an ever present fact of life. No matter how good a caster or angler you are there are conditions beyond your control which...