Boys will be boys…

Last week, the neighborhood kids all went to the local park to play. Not 10 minutes passed and the boys were in my garage looking for rods to go fish a local pond. The excitement was palpable. Every child was excited, even the neighborhood technology guru… whom is never known to be without a…
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Abel Reels

Any one on the verge of pulling the trigger on a new Abel, I got an email today from an outfit offering 25% off select models.
https://www.vailvalleyanglers.com/list/fly-reels/b~abel#
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A Novel Approach to the Fly Rod Handle

https://phys.org/news/2013-10-physics-rod.html

It’s been more than 2 years since the article in the link was written, but has anything come of this design for a fly rod handle? Basically, from the article this handle has a hollow space between the handle and the blank allowing for more flexing…

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7 year old fly tyer

I was listening to Rob Snowhite’s podcast at the fly tying marathon for Project Healing Waters. One of the tyers was a very articulate 7 year old “Ada”. Check out the interview with Ada at the 32:10 mark:

The Quantico and Fort Belvoir Programs of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing hosted their…

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Sage VXP

While cruising the Cabela’s website I saw that the Sage VXP that they exclusively carry is now marked at a full price of 485.00 for the 9′ 4 weight and the 905 and 906 carrying a 495.00 price tag. Wow! Any clues to why this is?
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Abel SD 4/5

I have for sale a very lightly used black Abel SD 4/5 in what I would consider very good to excellent condition. It’s been used no more than six times, and includes the reel case and original box. Backing can be included if desired. This is a beautifully machined piece of American craftsmanship,…
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Beginner rod suggestions

And at the other end of the spectrum…

I have a buddy that wants to get into flyfishing. He’s moving to Pagosa Springs this summer, and I want to get him set up before he goes. Some, but not a lot of previous fishing experience.

My family and another from Denver will be driving to meet them…

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Shenandoah National Park 3/26 Report

After visiting family in DC, I stopped by one of my favorite eastern slope streams. The water was high and cold. Air temps were in the 40s with overcast skies when I fished in the morning. I didn’t feel like lugging the camera around so no pics.

No bug activity to speak of, but I did see a…

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