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Editor’s Note: Even though summer yields many opportunities to fly fish, we can all use quality instruction. Ohioans need to look no further than Mad River Outfitters, which runs the Midwest Fly Fishing School near...
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It’s Back to School for Fly Fishermen

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Editor’s Note: Even though summer yields many opportunities to fly fish, we can all use quality instruction. Ohioans need to look no further than Mad River Outfitters, which runs the Midwest Fly Fishing School near Columbus. TFO editor Mike Hodge chatted with Brian Flechsig, who runs the school and the...

How to Use the Inverted Loop Cast for Those Heavy Flies

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Editor’s Note: This is a story by TFO Advisor Bob Clouser. It was first published in the 2014-15 edition of the Loop Newsletter. To see Bob’s story in its original form as well as gather a wealth of other fly-casting info, you can access the Journal of Fly Casting Professionals...

A Primer on TFO Rods: What Makes Us Different

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Editor's Note: TFO Bass Category Manager Collins Illich discusses TFO rods and a little bit about what we do and how we do it. Enjoy. ... Talking fishing rods should be fun. Sadly, we all get caught up in industry jargon and techno-babble that can be at best, confusing and,...

A Few Father’s Day Gift Ideas from TFO

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Father’s Day is almost here. Temple Fork Outfitters has you covered when it comes to gifts for dad ---- rods, reels and accessories that are sure to make him smile on his special day. See below for a handful of options. Bug Launcher Suggested retail: $89.95-$159.95 This is the perfect...

Another Perspective on Lefty by Rick Pope

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I met Lefty Kreh back in the mid-80s on a hosted trip to Turneff Island in Belize to learn more about bonefish and fly fishing in saltwater. Flip Pallot and Mark Sosin joined us in a week of the absolute worst bonefishing trip ever --- but one that I’ll never...

Five Tips for Beach Snook

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It’s almost May. It’s Florida, and it’s about get hot as spring is preparing to yield to summer’s swelter. It’s a little too early for tarpon and too late for redfish. Nevertheless, inshore fishermen have a viable option --- snook on the beach. From early May through late August, snook...

Recollections of Lefty and Reflections on his Legacy

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I’ll never forget the first time I saw Lefty Kreh. It was nearly 30 years ago. I had just started to fly fish and was mingling with a local glad-hander at a fly-fishing show near Charlottesville, Va. A weathered looking fellow walked in wearing a pair of khakis, a chamois...

A Note from the Kreh Family

Dear friends, I am sorry to relay sad information to all of you. Bernard Victor Kreh “Lefty” passed away today  in the presence of his family. He passed without pain. He told us multiple times during the worsening of his illness how lucky he was to have so many friends....

Winter is Prime Time for Redfish

I started my saltwater fly-fishing quest nearly eight years ago when I lived in Tampa, Fla. Having spent most of my life inland, I had visions of daily tailing redfish. Reality quick set in that spring. I saw a handful of fish my first few months, and that learning curve...

Chocklett Makes His Mark as a Writer

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Blane Chocklett is a professional guide and fly tier. The TFO advisor is also a writer. His first book, published by Headwaters, is due out this fall. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect.  I know you haven’t definitely decided on a title other than Game Changer, which is...

How to Accelerate Your Fly Casting

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I must be getting older, because, I am, by nature, a fair-weather fisherman. When I was younger, I fished hard, regardless of the weather or household responsibilities. When I wasn’t working. I fished, I bird hunted or piddled around with my Lab. I was outside all the time. I probably...

Making an Impact: My Favorite TFO Rod by Lefty Kreh

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Since I joined the sport in 1949, TFO’s Impact has become my favorite fly rod for general fly fishing. I’d like to explain why. First, it’s important to realize the amount of bend put in the rod when it stops at the end of the stroke is what unrolls line...