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  • August 31, 2009

    Amazing Video: Jungle Fishing in Bolivia

    By Kirk Deeter

  • August 28, 2009

    540 foot Cast: Real or Fake?

    By Tim Romano

    A couple of weeks ago Steve Rajeff absolutely smashed the distance record for fly casting with a 243 foot cast in Toronto. Now obviously, throwing lures with some serious weight and a stiff spinning/baitcasting/surfcasting rod almost anybody could beat that distance, but the video above seems ludicrous. I have no idea what a country mile is, but if you do the math this guy's cast is 540 feet. Something tells me this is nonsense.  I mean the lure...

  • August 27, 2009

    South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam Results

    By Tim Romano

    For all you carp freaks out there I thought I'd give a little re-cap on the Denver Pro-Am carp slam (fly only) put on by Trout Unlimited last weekend.  It was held on the "DSP" or Dirty South Platte as we like to call it.  Fifteen teams participated. I was an amateur that paid money to enter, the pros (guides) got to participate for free.  Entry fees went to Trout Unlimited/Denver and the restoration of the Platte in metro Denver. Thousands of dollars were raised.

    My pro, David Luna aka Butters was a professional guide that hails from Denver and couldn't have been a nicer guy and stellar fisherman.  Unfortunately we blanked. Not a fish landed between the two of us.  We had our chances though... By lunch only seven of the fifteen teams had landed a fish - a true testament to the utter absurdity of catching carp on a fly. By the evening all but five teams...

  • August 26, 2009

    Video Tip: Single Hand Spey Cast

    By Tim Romano

    It's a good thing Deeter's casting tip on the single hand spey cast is a whole lot better than my camera work. Pardon the exposure, it was a new camera...

    The single handed spey cast is excellent for use when there's heavy cover behind you or when working a down-stream dry fly presentation. Who said you need...

  • August 25, 2009

    Deeter: Tips on Tippet

    By Kirk Deeter

    Do you give unsolicited advice when you're fishing with a friend, and he (or she), is making an obvious mistake?  I'm always hesitant.  Maybe I shouldn't be.

    Classic example occurred the other day.  We were fishing dry flies (red quills) to rising trout.  My friend and I were casting the same fly pattern, about a size #16 generic red quill.  I'm getting bit, he's not. 

    After about 10 minutes, he can't stand it, so he decides to switch things up.  He knows the fly pattern works, so he doesn't change that.  Instead, he switches his tippet to 6X flurocarbon. 

    I'm thinking, "dumb move."  Why?

    I'll tell you...

  • August 24, 2009

    Who Said It?

    By Kirk Deeter

    See if you can guess which ultra-liberal tree-hugger said the following:

    "Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying that 'the game belongs to the people.'  So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people.  The 'greatest good for the greatest number' applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction.  Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us to restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations.  The movement for the conservation of wildlife and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method."

    Okay, I'll tell you...

  • August 21, 2009

    Free Recipes for Tying Flies...

    By Kirk Deeter

    Photo by Kirk Deeter

  • August 20, 2009

    Caption Contest Winner Announced

    By Tim Romano

    The caption contest from last week has finally yielded a winner. There were some really good ones, but we decided we had to give it to...   

  • August 19, 2009

    Thumbs Up: The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

    By Kirk Deeter

    What do you think the three questions I get asked most often about fly fishing are?

    Okay, no suspense, I'll tell you.  1.  Where's my favorite place to fish?  2.  What's the best fish I ever caught?  And 3. What's the most important item of gear for a newcomer to the sport?

  • August 18, 2009

    Girl Catches Huge Fish With Bare Hands

    By Tim Romano

    Something's fishy here... I'm not sure if it's a carp (look at those lips), decaying salmon, blow up toy or what? The video seems legit enough, but I doubt that tiny little girl could have picked up this fish purely based on its weight. Is this video...

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