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Recent Articles

What's Wrong with Fly Fishing, you ask?
November 10, 2015

What's Wrong with Fly Fishing?This is my “industry” response to the recent articles and posts on social media concerning “What’s wrong with fly fishing.” Deeper issues, such as environmental degradation and conservation will be addressed in future articles – as...

Fly Selection Goes Deeper than What Fish are Biting
August 13, 2015

What's the hot fly?

As simple and straight-forward as the question may be, selecting – and more importantly, fishing – the right fly is not always easy.

When a customer asks me which fly or flies they should get, my first question is, “How do you want to fish?”

Why I Abhor Fishing Tournaments
July 20, 2015

It was inevitable, of course, that tournament fishing would find its way to fly fishing. Like a cancer that spreads throughout any body when left unchecked, the need to bring competition and testosterone supplements to what was once “the quiet sport” was bound to happen after it got a foothold in conventional tackle. The surprising thing, I suppose, is that it took so long.

Cutting Through the Tower of Babble and Getting a Better Outfit Because of it
July 17, 2015

Choosing the right gear in today’s crowded marketplace is hard enough as it is without meaningless terminology being thrown in. So, naturally, to combat this, I am going to introduce a brand new term into the nomenclature.

But, if you bear with me, I think it will be worth the ride. Especially since we will bury an existing term in the process.