Bruce Chard’s Key Lime Pie Tarpon Fly

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SPOOKY TARPON? NO PROBLEM. Feeding tarpon a fly on bluebird days when the sun is high and the water is clear can be quite a challenge. It's always a little mind blowing to see a six foot long monster run from a three inch fly bit...

Caring for Bamboo Fly Rods

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I've had several folks request some content on making simple repairs to bamboo fly rods. I fully intend to to that for you, but it means that I have to find the time to get in the shop. That seems unreasonably difficult these days. Before...

The Fight Isn’t Over When You Get a Tarpon Boat-Side

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Catching a tarpon on the fly is a feat most fly fishers dream about but never experience. Some fly anglers get lucky right out the gates, but for most of us, catching one of these beasts on the fly often takes several trips to accomplish....

8 Things That Are More Important Than A Long Cast

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Are you practicing the techniques that actually catch fish? This idea came to me as a result of a Facebook conversation. Kelly Galloup posted a great video about fly line tapers where he mentioned an article he read here on Gink and Gasoline. Thank for the...

The Only Two Caddis Pupa Patterns I Really Need to Carry

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Caddisflies, who doesn't love them? I can assure you trout sure do. Tying a caddisfly imitation on, is usually not a bad move on any trout water you visit. Globally, there's thousands of different species of caddisflies, and that fact alone, one could argue caddisflies are...