The Tennessee Bacon

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This big bite of lard fried southern trout streamer is too good to resist. I've seen the TN Bacon in action and I'm a believer. Big brown trout just can't resist taking a bite. Created for eastern Tennessee tailgaters like the South Holston, this fly catches...

Fly Fishing: Respect Thy Tarpon Guide

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I respect tarpon guides a great deal. As a trout guide, I run into many of the same struggles they do on the water, but tarpon guides have to deal with managing them at the extreme level. They spend their days on the water guiding...

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...

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 Tarpon Muddler

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IS THERE ANYTHING MORE SATISFYING THAN CATCHING A FISH ON A FLY THAT YOU TIED YOURSELF? WHAT ABOUT WHEN THAT FISH IS A BIG, LAID UP TARPON? Where going to spend a little time helping you do just that. A couple of my good friends are...