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Taking Your Own Picture

Raise your hand if you fish alone often, don’t actually do that, I can’t see you. If you did, well, good enthusiasm but that’s a little odd. Especially if you were in a public place. Anyways I’m sure we’re all raising our hands metaphorically. What happens when you catch a big fish all alone? In the age of social media that we’re currently living in...

Senior Tips 2016

So 2016 is over and some would say it was pretty rough. But the fishing certainly wasn't. The warm weather in early February made for one of the longest, spring, fishing seasons I've seen. Because of that I learned a lot. Here are the Senior tips from a long fishing season, about 365 days this time. 

Junior Tips 2016

Wow, another year is coming to an end and I've learned much more than just calculus and chemistry. Although I could probably write some extensive papers on those subjects too but I doubt you guys/gals would be interested in that. Here are this years Junior Tips for 2016. I hope they can help, even if you're over the age of 65...

Tying Flies vs. Buying Flies

Countless fly fishers have considered the decision of whether to learn to tie their own flies, and their specific reasons vary.  One of the initial thoughts for many is, “it might be less expensive to tie my own flies instead of buying them”. 

Guide Flies

I know some people don’t like the term “guide flies” but I do. Some flies out there are guide flies, plain and simple. There is nothing wrong with that, it doesn’t mean they are unappealing or cheap. A guide fly, in my mind, is a; quick, simple, and easy fly to tie that catches fish in many conditions with consistency. Now why would that be considered derogatory?

The Carolinas

Recently I was fortunate enough to take a week long trip touring the fly fishing waters of North and South Carolina. From the pristine trout streams in the high Appalachian Mountains to the Charleston Lowcountry. 

Fly Fishing Cuba

Recently the fly fishing club I am a part of had a fisherman by the name of  Brad Bauer present a very nice presentation on a fly fishing trip he recently took to Cuba. It was very well put together and I was extremely intrigued by the trip. So I asked if he would write an article to share through my website on his great adventure, here’s what he has to say.

Epoxy Fundamentals

Using epoxy is a major part of many successful fly patterns and how they act in the water. It adds weight and durability as well as changes a flies profiles. However as I encountered, when beginning my fly tying, epoxy is no easy task that you can just jump into with much success. Like many things in the fly tying world there are many different tricks...

Senior Tips 2015

I am always reading something useful, watch a useful video or learning from someone.This sport is constantly changing and becoming more complex and vast. That there is always more to learn on and at the tying bench. Here are five slightly advanced fly tying and fishing tips I've learned in the past year that could help you catch more fish. 

Junior Tips 2015

Every year I learn a countless amount about fly fishing. I either read something useful, watch a useful video or I learn it directly from someone.This sport is an ever evolving hobby and with that there is always more to learn on and off the water. Here are five simple and important fly tying and fishing tips I've learned that I wish I knew when I first started.​

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