Getting The Wife On The Water

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By Rob Parkins I have not been able to teach either of my wives to fish. No, not two wives at the same time--that is illegal. I mean my former and current wives. Even though I am a guide, they just won’t listen to me. Obviously, neither...

Sooooo-ee!!! Calling All Pellet Pigs: What You Should Know About Feeding Trout

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THE OTHER DAY ONE OF OUR READERS WAS OFFENDED WHEN I USED THE TERM "PELLET PIG". I ENJOY OFFENDING PEOPLE, SO I DECIDED TO WRITE AN ENTIRE POST ON THE SUBJECT. I honestly didn't know we weren't supposed to talk about this. Pellet pigs are a...

Don’t Get Bold Feet!

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By Justin Pickett A few weeks ago I was sitting on the back of my jeep, getting ready to hit the water. Just like any other day, I grabbed my rods and rigged them up first and laid them across the roof. I tossed my fly boxes...

Garners Twisted Whistler

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SOMETIMES TO CATCH BIG STRIPED BASS YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TWISTED. Garner Reid is back and he's opening up his fly box to share part of his arsenal. When you guide for the toughest of freshwater predators, you have to be prepared to do what...

Spey Casting Diagnostics Checklist

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By Jeff Hickman SPEY CASTING IS A PROCESS REQUIRING SEVERAL STEPS TO BE FULLY COMPLETED IN A SEQUENCE. To effectively and consistently make good spey casts you need to focus on these steps, especially when learning. But even veteran and advanced two-handed casters also need to focus...