Tarpon On The Clock

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A Photo Essay By Joel Dickey It's 5:30 a.m. and my alarm pierces that beautiful thing, called sleep, which all guides miss so much this time of year. I jump out of bed and I'm quickly reminded I'm not 25 anymore. My joints pop and crack and...

Dickey’s Mighty Mantis

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I WAS, FRANKLY, A LITTLE SHOCKED WHEN JOEL DICKEY DECIDED TO SHARE THIS FLY WITH US. I have fished Joel's Mighty Mantis for years and I can attest to its mojo. Friends, this fly works. It's the most productive bonefish fly I have ever fished and...

Chard’s Snapping Shrimp

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IT'S TIME TO GO TO THE BAHAMAS AND CATCH BONEFISH! Seriously, I'm going to the Bahamas tomorrow morning for the first week of the G&G Andros South bonefish trip. I can't wait. And in the box of flies I'm taking along there is a healthy handful...

Tying On The Road

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When Kent and I hit the road for a Gink and Gasoline outing, among the pile of rods, waders, cameras and Cliff Bars there's always a canvas tool bag stuffed to the gills with feathers and fur. It's generally a ridiculous amount of materials. Way...

We All Have Our Vises, Mine’s a Regal

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I made my first tying vise. I know what you're thinking, but this vise was not a pair of hemostats duct taped to the back of a chair. I grew up in a machine shop and own two metal lathes and a host of other...