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Epic Gifts for that fisherman of yours

It is that time of year again where we come up with some of the equipment, tools and gadgets that we just can’t live without these days.  Fishing companies did well to stay in the zone this year and pumped out some great new technology.  However, one of the best things about getting out fishing is to leave some of the gadgetry behind and focus on the here and now. Even fishing now you see signs of cell phones everywhere....

Troll vs Pole in saltwater fishing

It seems that flyfishers are constantly engaged in a struggle between our purist roots and technological advancement, and this rings true now more than ever before, as the speed of change continues to accelerate.  Both as a guide and flyfishing enthusiast, I am always interested in the latest and greatest new toy, but also understand their adoption often shapes the evolution of the sport and the way we participate in it. ...

Tarpon Fever: Multiple Outbreaks

Outbreaks reported in Big Pine Key, May 2017 by Joel Gourley

By now the CDC has probably dispatched some representatives to investigate reports of this recent epidemic, but it may be too little, too late.  It was widely reported that symptoms of an attack of this year’s Tarpon Fever included increased heart rate, loss of coordination, difficulty speaking, tunnel vision (on the lead fish), loss of hearing (guide instructi...

Big Pine with Shallow Phins

When you head out to fly fish the ocean you are completely at the mercy of the weather.  Since we live and die by the weather for steelhead we certainly understand our trip was going to be a roll of the dice. 

Luckily for us the storms parted and we were able to hit a perfect weather window for tarpon fishing. We also lucked out by surprisingly catching a may long weekend worm hatch.  Prepared for the worst w...

Spring in Review

Normally when our winter steelhead program in Haida Gwaii shuts down we get some free time to catch up on things, but this year one program rolled right into the next.  We worked with guide/outfitter Nomads of the North in Terrace BC and longtime friend Mike VanWormer (AKA VDubs).  As usual he produced incredible trips for guests lucky enough to go.  The April spring fishery worked out perfectly for us....

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