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...

Choosing the Right Tippet Size

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I've talked quite a bit about how important it is to correctly select the proper tippet size when your fly fishing for trout. Most fly fisherman have no problem grasping this, after all, small fly patterns generally call for using smaller tippet and big fly patterns...

Fixing A Twisted Fly Line In Seconds

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Every fly angler has experienced a wicked twist in their fly line causing it to tangle and knot at their feet. It may be caused by a flawed casting stroke, a big fly twisting in the wind or it may be God punishing you for masturbating....

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...

Fly Fishing: Is There a Time When Anglers Should Admit Defeat and Move On?

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IS THERE EVER A TIME WHEN AN ANGLER SHOULD ADMIT DEFEAT FROM A TROUT, PAY HIS/HER RESPECTS AND MOVE ON? We've all been there before, sight-fishing to a trophy trout, only to have it ignore our flies time and time again. An hour or more can...