Category Archives: Dan Blanton

Peacock Bass in the Brazilian Jungle with River Plate – By Dan Blanton

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The Third Time’s the Charm Peacock Bass in the Brazilian Jungle with River Plate By Dan Blanton Well, it took two years after our original booking date to get there – Where? The Brazilian jungle and peacock bass with world-renowned … Continue reading

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TFO BVK 12-Weight Fly Rod Now Available

New TFO BVK 12-weight  Press Release:  March 6, 2012   BVK 12 Wt.  TFO’s latest addition The response and success of the BVK series has been remarkable.  The volume of requests to expand this series with more specialized rods has … Continue reading

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Hardy Teams Up With the Wulff School of Fly Fishing

  Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Hardy joins the Wulff School of Fly Fishing on the Beaverkill for a special Fly Casting class June 1-3, 2012. The three day class will be held at Wulff’s facility in the … Continue reading

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Fatal Attraction – Tying Sequence

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Originally published on www.outdoors.net on May 3, 2004.   Tying The Fatal Attraction                               Material list: Hook: Your favorite streamer or steelhead hook, size eight to … Continue reading

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Fatal Attraction — Story by Dan Blanton

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Originally published on www.outdoors.net on May 3, 2004. FATAL ATTRACTION by Dan Blanton These days it seems that the vast majority of fly anglers are falling all over themselves extolling the virtues of working the top. Bass-buggers scream about the … Continue reading

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Redington’s New and Hot Predator Fly Rod

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Rods » Predator Features Fast action Power for picking up line and fighting large fish Carbon fiber weave in butt section and at ferrules for improved strength & durability 54 and 42 million modulus, Red.Core blank Anodized machined aluminum reel … Continue reading

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Dan Blanton dated 11/16/2011

November 16, 2011 Captain Dan Blanton California Guide License 003706 Mr. Jim Kellogg, President California Fish and Game Commission 1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 944209 Sacramento, California 94244-2090 Dear President Kellogg and Commission members: RE: Striper regs. I’ve already sent … Continue reading

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Dan Blanton dated 11/15/2011

Mr. Jim Kellogg, President California Fish and Game Commission 1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 944209 Sacramento, California 94244-2090 RE: My opposition to DFG’s proposed striped bass regs. Dear President Kellogg and Commission members: I am a California angler and I … Continue reading

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Darting Jig Hook Sea Habit – Tying Instructions

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Materials Hook: Targus 2/0 TAR9413 jig hook or equivalent. Eyes: Just Add H2O 8mm Frantic Eye, chartreuse or favorite 3-D eyes. Thread: White Danville’s 210 waxed Flymaster Plus.  Keel weight: Wrapped-lead wire over mono or Cascade Crest Tools’ Channel Lead, … Continue reading

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Darting Jig Hook Sea Habit – The Story

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Darting Jig Hook Sea Habit By Dan Blanton             Fly angler/tiers who love to pull streamers and bucktails have long desired to have flies that dove and wobbled or darted like so many of the gear angler’s profoundly successful … Continue reading

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