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Steeple Cast “How To”

This video demonstrates how to perform a steeple cast. A steeple cast is used when we have brush behind us and want to use an alternative to a roll cast. Gear: Hardy Zephrus 904 Ross Evolution-4 Scientific Anglers Amplitude MPX 4

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Stack Mending “How To”

This video demonstrates how stack mending is an effective way to get a clean drift. A stack mend greatly increases the quality of your drift as it allows our flies to float naturally immediately after casting. This is a great technique to master and you will see your catch rate go up due to cleaner, more natural drifts.

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Dynamic Roll Cast “How To”

The dynamic roll cast allows us to make a cast against a brushy or woody bank and gets more distance than just a regular roll cast. Gear: Thomas and Thomas Exocett 907 Nautilus X-XL Scientific Anglers Redfish Cold-8

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Reach Cast “How To”

This video demonstrates how to do a reach cast. A reach cast is used to position your line upstream so your flies are presented naturally as soon as they hit the water.Gear:Thomas & Thomas-907-4Nautilus X-XLScientific Anglers- Mastery Redfish Cold-8

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False Cast “How to”

This video demonstrates how to perform a false cast. This video breaks down the fundamentals and shows the most common mistakes associated with people learning how to perform this cast. The false cast is the most widely known and used cast in the sport of fly fishing. Gear: Hardy Zephrus- 904-4 Ross Evolution-4 Scientific Angler-Amplitude MPX

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Spring Fishing on the Yakima River

Spring fishing on the Yakima River can be some of the best fishing you can experience and the very next day be your worst.  I have always told my clients that Spring fishing is day to day and while we experience a lot of inconsistency there is a general pattern we follow.  As guides, we are studying the river…

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Tightline Nymphing (Euro Style) From A Drift Boat

I have been asked countless times if tightline nymphing from a drift boat is possible, and if so, how?  The answer is yes, it is very possible and extremely effective at that.  It is like getting an extended drift when you are wade fishing.  Imagine fishing a long run and walking down the bank with the flies all the…

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Echo Shadow 2

When I think of the Echo Shadow 2 I think of a work horse of a rod that won’t break the bank.  This was my starter tightline nymphing rod that I used for years and loved it.  It has precision accuracy and backbone with excellent feel and sensitivity. Length: 10’6” Weight: 4 Pieces: 4 Action: Fast Use: Tightline Nymphing…

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Mojo Bass by St. Croix

The St. Croix Mojo Bass rod was built especially for professional tournament anglers.  A lot of tournament anglers would use a fly rod because of its length.  A 9’-10’ rod could reach into hard-to-get places like docks or in a mess of lily pads and pull-out fish where a gear rod would be inferior.  Soon after a rule was…

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Echo Base

The Echo Base is the rod that I use for my clients to borrow on a guided trip.  I have used these rods guiding for 6 years straight.  Granted, I break about 2-3 rods a year, so they do not have all the original parts, but I have no intention on changing anytime soon.  Length: 9’0” Weight: 5 Pieces:…

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