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Lefty Kreh – More Than a Legend

The latest issue of Fly Fisherman has an article on Lefty Kreh, providing the life of the real man who has grown into a legend of fly fishing. Bernard Victor Kreh was born in Maryland in 1927. Growing up in the Depression, he supported his widowed mother by hunting and…

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Lefty Kreh – 70 Years of Fishing and Funny as Hell

Lefty Kreh, who turned 90 last month, was interviewed by the Baltimore Sun. As always, he’s humble and very funny. Worth a read to see how he put Ted Williams in his place, snubbed Jimmy Carter, and caught a pterodactyl. Read it here.

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How Fly Shops Price Gear

MidCurrent had a short article on how gear prices are set in fly shops. Except for a brief discussion on markup, most of the article focuses on the reasons for the lack of flexibility in retail pricing. That basically comes down to maintaining brand reputation and protecting fly shops from…

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Chasing Salmon

This is our second autumn on the west side of Puget Sound and after only focusing on SRC and resident Coho last year, this is the year I’d go after the migrating Coho (pinks will be next year). First time out I went down to the Narrows on a cloudy…

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Gig Harbor Beer Festival

Since we moved to Gig Harbor last year, we’ve tried to become part of the community by participating in the annual events that are part of life here. Yesterday was one such event – the Gig Harbor Beer Festival. The festival was held at the Pavilion in Uptown (next door…

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Buy American Makes Sense for Fly Fishing Gear

There are a number of reasons to buy from American companies, and by American companies I mean smaller companies that employ American workers. I like to support businesses that contribute to their local economies by providing good wages (as relative as that term is) to both skilled and unskilled workers….

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Merry Christmas

Nothing more need be said.

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