Add A Little Life To Your Flies

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“TWITCH, TWITCH, STOP!”, EXCLAIMS MY GUIDE, EDUARDO. I’ve heard these words all week and now it's just become second nature for me as soon as my dry fly hits the water. I have to admit though, it's been extremely effective. We’re taught as newbies to focus on...

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Guide

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SCOTT IS ALMOST IN TEARS. He is doubled over laughing. The drag on his reel is screaming. If he doesn't get his composure soon he'll likely loose a nice fish. From the platform Josie Sands is steadily chewing his ass. "No Scott! That was all wrong," the...

You Can’t Go Home

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William S. Burroughs, in his essay "Dinosaurs" wrote, "biologically speaking the one direction you can't go is back". He was, of course, making a social comment but I was reminded of that idea while fishing the other day with a good friend. Joel Dickey was up...

Don’t toss your tenkara rod in the water

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It's a great rod, hang on to it. There is word going around that should you hook into a large fish with a tenkara rod, the best option will be to toss the rod in the water. I am writing this short piece to let you...

5 Reasons Why I use the Uni-Knot for Trout Fishing

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There's plenty of other fishing knots out there that have better knot strength than the Uni-Knot, but that shouldn't be the only factor you look at when you're choosing what knot to use on the water. Reliability, how quick and easy it is to tie, type...