Category Archives: Tackle and Techniques Magazine

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

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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

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Satellite Phone Basics – from Global Rescue

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Satellite phones: The basics In today’s fast-paced world, cellular phones have become a primary means of communication.  The technology has advanced rapidly and now people carry sleek smartphones full of apps you did not even know you needed.  Cell phones … 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

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History and Development of the Shooting Taper in America – by Dan Blanton

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  History and Development of the Shooting Taper in America By Dan Blanton This is where it all really started             The Sunset Line and Twine Company of Petaluma, California marketed the first commercially produced shooting head in August … Continue reading

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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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Bad Ass Peacock Bass of the Amazon – by Bill Blanton

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    Bad Ass Peacock Bass of the Amazon with River Plate Outfitters  By Bill Blanton  In the world of freshwater fish, the peacock is the badass. He’s the snotty kid with the mean attitude. He’s the playground bully who’ll … 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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Albright Fishing Products – Lou Tabory’s Tip of the Month

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  Lou Tabory’s TIP OF THE MONTH   September-Blitz/September 2011Northeast and mid Atlantic anglers look forward to fall. Stripers and blues begin to feed actively and bonito and false albacore feed on top all day long. The major attraction is … Continue reading

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