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Norm in his element.

Rod Building 101 – Intro

Over 30 years ago a man named Norm Goheen began hosting a rod building class at his home in Garland, Texas. Norm was quite a character. He had big pork-chop side burns, a booming voice, and a real knack for … Continue reading

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Mini Carona Toad.  Photo by: Matt Jones

For all of you Fly Tiers….

One of my recent and long term projects for Tailwaters is to capture an image of every single fly that we have in stock.  We will be using these images for various use, the internet and destination outfitting guides are … Continue reading

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C.C.I.s at Last!!

After plenty of training and studying, Tex Moore and I passed our Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) Casting Instructor Certification test(s) this past weekend. We were in Lake Charles, LA at the Gulf Coast FFF Conclave, and completed the written … Continue reading

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Fly Fish Texas 2009

This past weekend, Tex and I scooted down to Athens for the annual Fly Fish Texas event at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to give our (in)famous gear seminar. After a small start (5 folks), our class grew to close … Continue reading

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Rex Walker demonstrates to the CCI candidates. Photo by: Bart Larmouth

SLP = Straight Line Path

That acronym is the mantra of anyone attempting to become a Certified Casting Instructor (CCI) with the Federation of Fly Fishers. It relates to the path of the tip of the rod during the casting stroke – no SLP, no … Continue reading

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