The Bauer Rogue Classic, Made for Spey

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With more anglers every day discovering Spey casting, I’m shocked at how few really good Spey reels are on the market. Most of the guys I see fishing two handers are using saltwater reels on them and there’s something to be said for that. Most...

Sunday Classic / Trust The Boo

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I’ve fished bamboo rods my whole life and I’ve made my own for the last twelve years or so. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if I was afraid to fight big fish on a bamboo rod. The answer is no....

Saturday Shoutout / Skiff Republic

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If you haven’t seen Skiff Republic its well worth your time. A truly different fishing blog Skiff Republic has its roots in the love of boats for fishing but offers fishing news and points of interest I don’t see any where else.  This great video...

Line Marking Shorthand

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I'M TOLD THAT LEFTY KREH CAME UP WITH THIS, BUT I LEARNED IT FROM MY FRIEND RICK WHORWOOD. It's a great idea, who ever thought of it. As fly lines get unspooled and respooled it easy to lose track of exactly which line is which. This...

Small Manufacturers Offer Big Value

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Walking the floor at the International Fly Tackle Dealers show this year I was struck by something. The cool new products that I was excited about all came from a very specific type of company. None of the stuff I thought was really cool came...