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Thomas & Thomas Avantt – First Fishing Report

I’ve been fishing the Avantt on local beaches over the last month and I wanted to provide a first report on actually fishing the rod. I knew this was a phenomenal rod from the casting I did at Emerald Water Anglers and in my extended casting in my backyard (read…

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Thomas and Thomas Avantt – Backyard Casting Review

As might have been expected from my last post on the Thomas and Thomas (T&T) Avantt, I ordered one in six-weight with fighting butt and aluminum reel seat. Once I got it from Emerald Water Anglers (EWA), I looked over the rod and saw the fit and finish was even…

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Thomas and Thomas Avantt – Shop Casting Review

I had been looking for a special fly rod for the last year. My medical adventure of late 2016 through early 2017 provided me with a good amount of time to think about what’s important in life. I came to the conclusion, as Thoreau wrote in Walden and Other Writings,…

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