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Patrón Cork Fighting Butt November 19, 2019 – Posted in: The More You Know...

I have a classic 10wt from Scott. I landed my first Striper and my first Albie on it. Then kids happened… and the fighting butt got smashed. I figured out how to make it whole again… Drink Patrón, Keep Cork Trim up broken cork on the rod Cut away the stem of the Patrón cork with a razor Find center and drill out a hole for the butt of the blank to drop into Apply…

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Risks, Wading, & Fly Fishing Safely July 3, 2018 – Posted in: The More You Know...

We all take risks while fly fishing. Really, anytime you go outdoors you’re taking a risk. The farther you venture into wild places, the more those risks add up. Thankfully, the vast majority of anglers, hunters, and hikers return unscathed. Yet every one of us has experienced to recount some sort of peril. Sadly, every one of us probably has heard of someone who succumbed to a worst-case scenario of outdoors risks. While all the…

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Our Tacky Hack March 23, 2017 – Posted in: From Our Community, The More You Know...

While I was at the Somerset Fly Fishing Show doing demos with my personal gear, a number of visitors to the booth were really excited to see my “Hacky” boxes – which I made by combining an Original Tacky Flybox and a Tacky Big Bug Box. For me – “pulling the pin” gave me less boxes to keep up with, less weight in the pack, and a lot more efficient use of space (and time)…

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Stand for NY’s Salmon River December 7, 2016 – Posted in: From Our Community, The More You Know..., Vedavoo

My first was caught near the mouth of Alaska’s Kenai River. My last on the tribs of Lake Ontario. East or west, rare or in plenty, few things stand more true in my mind as symbols of Winter than the cold pursuit of hot chrome. Long drives – riverside coffee – and stories wisely told by new and lifetime friends. The fish are the objective, but never the expectation. A seasonal addiction fueled by memories…

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