Use Old Plano Boxes For Bulk Fly Storage

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Of all the thousands of dollars of bass fishing gear that I've accumulated over the years there's very little of it that I can find a use for in my fly fishing today. Well, I could probably find a way to use some of it,...

The Blanket Octopus is the Damnedest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

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FROM THE "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?" FILES. On a recent blue water fly fishing trip with Captain Ron Doerr out of Jupiter, Florida, I saw something truly strange. It looked like a woman's scarf floating in the water. Bright red, yellow and green, it seemed...

DIY Fly Line Loop with Step-by-Step Instructions

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Most fly lines these days already come with welded loops at the ends for the easy attachment of backing and leaders. If you fish as much as I do though, eventually they get worn out and need to be replaced. Most anglers just use a...

Emergency Line Splicing

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The other day I was out fishing with my buddy Rob Parkins when things took a sudden turn for the worse. I was making a cast and the line at my feet caught on something sharp. I shot the line with so much power that my...

Garners Carp Dancer

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CARP ARE A NOTORIOUSLY PICKY FISH. Anyone who's thrown a fly at carp can tell you what a frustrating experience it can be. Fortunately our resident warm water expert Garner Reid has a solution. The Carp Dancer. The carp dancer is tied on a curved shank hook...