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Summer time is topwater time! Most people know me as a streamer junkie, but my favorite time to be on the water is when the smallmouth are looking up. Watching a big smallmouth swim up...
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Topwater Smallmouth on the Fly

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Summer time is topwater time! Most people know me as a streamer junkie, but my favorite time to be on the water is when the smallmouth are looking up. Watching a big smallmouth swim up from the depths, inspect your fly, and sip it in like a brown trout sips...

A Thousand and One Tails

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White coral sand, warmed by the tropical water I was casting into, engulfed my toes with each step.  The water was calm and clear. My fly landed with a soft "Ploop" and settled to the bottom ahead of a shadow.  A few quick strips and I felt the tug.  I...

Winter Streamer Tactics for Big Browns

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Winter fishing can test your patience. Between the frozen guides and numb fingers, it leaves much to be desired. The rewards however, far outweigh the discomfort and the monotonous casting that comes with the winter season. During this time of the year, I find it easier to convince a big...

TFO Holiday Gift Guide – 2021 Edition

It’s hard to believe we’re already upon the holiday season, but here we are again! If you’re having trouble finding the right gift for the angler in your life, we’ve put together a list of popular choices that will make their holidays (and year) extra special. **Also, from November 24...

Tools of the Trade: TFO Blue Ribbon Series

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Last year, TFO introduced three new fly rods, one of which was the Blue Ribbon series. While the series name might seem like this tool is intended for cool water trout streams, its components and moderate fast action have proven to be able an excellent choice for targeting warmwater species...

When The Jacarandas Bloom – Chasing Corbina On the Fly

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“Don’t get too deep. No more than ankle deep at most,” I remember Nick Curcione telling me on a beach in Coronado years ago. It didn’t make sense until the first one I saw bolted between my legs from behind me in three inches of water. “I told you,” came...

Cicada Mania 2021 – Fishing The Brood X Hatch

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It’s late May in East Tennessee and talk of the highly anticipated seventeen-year Brood X Cicada hatch fills the air (and social media newsfeeds) as loud as the droning buzz created by the large black and orange bugs as they emerge. News stations and local outdoor outfitters have been hyping...

Targeting Prespawn Smallmouth on the Fly

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Smallmouth on the fly will change your life completely, and it will be for the better that I can promise you. Watching a big angry smallie come from out of nowhere and destroy your streamer is nothing short of amazing. I am going to share with you the water temperature...

Tools of the Trade: TFO Reel Rundown

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As winter loosen's its grip (for the most part) and we transition into spring, it's time to get an inventory check on your fishing gear (we'll call it Spring Cleaning). If you've already got a floating line, but don't already have an intermediate or sinking line in your lineup, you'll...

Winter Rainbows in Alaska with Sierra Baldwin

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Winter is here guys!! The days in Alaska are getting shorter and much, much colder! Frozen waders and rod guides, cold fingers and toes, frozen flies...the list goes on. Honestly though, when a big rainbow is on the end of your line, all those obstacles seem completely irrelevant.  [caption id="attachment_68636"...

Why You Need A 7 Weight

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Let’s talk 7 weights. Yes, 7 weights. Wait, so you’re going to stand there calling yourself a fly angler, and you don’t have a 7 weight? Well, maybe this will open your mind to a different rod weight. Often skipped over by the fly shop employee for the more commercially...

TFO Holiday Gift Ideas – 2020 Edition

It’s hard to believe we're already upon the holiday season, but here we are again! If you’re having trouble finding the right gift for the angler in your life, we’ve put together a list of items that won’t break the bank, but will be sure to be a great surprise...