Category Archives: Authors

Scott Lake Lodge – Tips to Improve Your Score – On The Fly

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On the Fly: Improving Your Score  by Dan Blanton   I was first introduced to Scott Lake’s incredible fly fishing for pike and lake trout in 1995, by my long time friend and mentor, Lefty Kreh. I wanted to share … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Blanton, Tackle and Techniques Magazine

New Orvis Recon Fly Rods for 2014

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  New Orvis Recon Rods Mid-priced, award-winning rods are 100% made in USA Manchester, VT (January 2015)— Recon fly rods are a mid-priced fly rod ($425 for freshwater models, $450 for saltwater versions) and offer a big improvement in cosmetics, … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Blanton, Fly Rods, Hot and New, Industry News

Lefty Kreh – Crimping Hook Barbs – Without Breaking the Hook

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By Lefty Kreh Many times when crimping the barb of a fly hook to make it barbless the hook breaks; but that can be avoided. When pliers clamp down on the barb at a right angle to the shank too much … Continue reading

Posted in Lefty Kreh, Tackle and Techniques Magazine, Uncategorized

Armando Giraldo’s Shoe Lace Dragon Fly Nymph

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The Shoe Lace Dragon Fly nymph  By Armando Giraldo As dragon fly nymphs are present in each and every body of water and are such an important protein for several fish species. I’ve been working on several ties of them … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Blanton, Hot Flies

Team Redington Introduces Four New Memebers

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  May 20, 2014 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Redington, maker of performance fly rods, reels, waders, apparel and accessories, is pleased to welcome four members to Team Redington. The diverse group of athlete-anglers combine a passion for fly fishing with … Continue reading

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Fly-fishing the Everglades with Lefty Kreh and Captain Bill Blanton

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    By Dan Blanton When it comes to fishing trips lots of folk’s philosophy is that it’s not so much about the fishing but more about the experience; the interaction between friends – the total landscape – and not … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Blanton, Fly Fishing Destinations, Tackle and Techniques Magazine, Trip Reports

49 Trout Streams – a Guide Book by Mark D. Williams & W. Chad McPhail

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“I just received a copy of 49 Trout Streams of Southern Colorado and while I’ve only given it a cursory read, this guide book appears to be very well done.  It actually details in succinct, pertinent text, supported with superb … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Media, Dan Blanton, Hot and New

Guideline Eyegear – New Osprey Fisherman’s Sunglasses

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I received a pair of the new Guideline Osprey Sunglasses the other day so that I might give them a test drive.  I have to say that for around $40 they are very nice glasses; very comfortable and very nice … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Blanton, Eyewear, Hot and New

Hardy Wins Five Weight Shootout – Third Year in a Row

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For the third year in a row Hardy has won the Yellowstone Shootout. But, this is the first time Hardy has taken both first and second place….   Preorder the Artisan asap to reserve your rod in production.     … Continue reading

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Captain Mike Costello – New Book – Where a Trout Calls Home

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Greetings Everyone, I am pleased to announce that my latest book, Where A Trout Calls Home will be available in mid-February. The book follows Riley the rainbow trout and all his river friends over the course of the year. From … Continue reading

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