The Cajun Spey Waltz

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Snow is blowing in around the corners of my glasses and forty degree water is slowly making its way into my waders. I haven't seen the sun for several days and the river is full of chrome bright steelhead. It doesn't feel much like Louisiana. Never...

Spey Casting: Straight Is Better Than Long

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When you’re swinging flies with two-hand rods, landing the cast straight is always better than making a long cast. Look, I’m as guilty as any of us. We all want to launch the fly into orbit around the sun. It feels good, it looks good, and...

Sunday’s Classic / The Fish That Took Three Anglers to Land

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I'll never forget the epic battle that took place between three anglers and a trophy salmonid one freezing December morning in 2010. I was having the time of my life on a steelhead fishing trip with my great friends Louis Cahill and Murphy Kane. We...

Sunday’s Classic / Been There, Felt That, and It Sucks

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This weeks Sunday classic we reminisce about the trophy fish that got away and broke our hearts. Most of us have been there plenty of times but if you haven't, it's just a matter of time, and it's going to sting....

The Fish Gods and The Temple of Swing

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A steelhead is caught one way and one way only, on the swing! The temperature of the room is getting kind of warm. The fishing banter takes on a surly tone when one of the guys mentions bobber fishing. This is steelheader slang for nymphing under...