Posted in Technique and Tips

Backing Color and Line Weights

Have you ever had problems trying to identify what line size you have on a spool? You may know the situation. Over time you’ve collected fly lines you like in different weights and spooled them up. Then one day you open your drawer (or wherever you keep them), and while…

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Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Commencement Speech

I don’t know anyone graduating this year from college (or for that matter high school), but given this is the season of commencement speeches, I thought I’d address a few thoughts of my own for the thousands of faceless graduates beginning their new journeys across the land. Graduates, congratulations and…

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Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Of Secret Beaches and the Value of Privacy

An acquaintance, and patient of my wife, who is becoming a family friend, let us in on a location known to be a great fishing beach. He cautioned us that while “all the guides know about it” it was not widely known; suggesting the guides keep it to themselves. We…

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