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“The Best Rods Nobody Talks About!”

Editor's Note: This submission comes from TFO amabassador Will Dykstra, who is dialed in swimbaits. Enjoy. When it comes to targeting large predator fish, few presentations match the subtlety of swimbaits. Technology has benefited this...
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Swimbaits 101: How and Why You Should Fish Them

Editor's Note: This submission comes from TFO amabassador Will Dykstra, who is dialed in swimbaits. Enjoy. When it comes to targeting large predator fish, few presentations match the subtlety of swimbaits. Technology has benefited this lure category as much as any on the market today. A big reason for the...

Women Are Fishing More Than Ever — And They’re Not Going Anywhere

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Women are everywhere on the water. Fishing has long been a male-dominated pastime, but that trend has changed. Fly fishing, and fishing in general, is no longer your father’s sport. It’s your mother’s and your sister’s. It is, in essence, for everyone, male or female. Few have really studied this...

Toby Uppinghouse Transitions into Advisory Role

TFO proudly welcomes Toby Uppinghouse of Sacramento, California into an advisory role. Retiring from his responsibilities as sales rep in the region, Toby humbly will transition the territory into the hands of Sales Rep Clint Nicholson. TFO warmly thanks Toby for his dedication and efforts as a sales rep and true ambassador of the sport. All...

Peacock Bass Are Closer to Home Than You Think

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I am not, by nature, a morning person. Give me an evening drake hatch over morning tricos any day. When I lived in West Palm Beach a few years ago, peacock bass fit into my daily routine just fine. I could never get up early enough for morning largemouth bass,...

Tips on How to Fish for Ice-Out Bass

Editor's Note: This post comes from TFO Ambassador Burnie Haney. Enjoy. When we talk about ice out bass fishing in the northeast, we’re talking cold water, and believe me, it’s specialty fishing. In short, you must really want to do it, or there’s no point in reading any further. Now,...

TFO Ambassador Chris Thompson

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At some point, one’s life memories and friends become so cherished that they can cause you to dream in color. Such has been my relationship with Chris and his two “Brothers”. Sometime back around 2005, three Gunnery Sergeant Marines ended up in Quantico, VA after multiple tours of duty. One...

Fifteen Minutes with Junior Ambassador Braden Miller

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TFO ambassadors and advisory staffers cover a wide spectrum. Young and old. Amateur and professional. Famous and relatively obscure. Young Braden Miller is in a class by himself. After all, how many junior-high kids represent a major fly-rod company? Braden recently joined TFO as a junior ambassador. He’s just 13,...

TFO’s Bob Clouser Talks Carp on Fly

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I’ve never caught a bonefish. It’s on my bucket list, but the tropics may have to wait a few months. Fortunately, I’ve got a freshwater option close to home. Carp. They’re just as wily as a bone. And pound for pound they fight just as hard. And they’re cheaper. Many...