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By Matt Jones

Patagonia Stormfront Pack: New & Improved

The All New Stormfront Pack Patagonia has rolled out another absolute winner with their newly redesigned Stormfront Packs. When I hear the word “Stormfront,” I think of worst case scenarios, like getting stuck riding out a storm on a flat that was just about to get good or taking an unexpected swim in an ice cold river. No matter...

By Matt Jones

2016 Kamchatka Video Report

The Zhupanova is perhaps the most beautiful and scenic river on the Kamchatka Peninsula. It's close proximity to Petropavlovsk (one hour by helicopter) and its huge Rainbows make it perhaps the most popular river on the peninsula. The average trout living in the Zhupanova is a solid twenty-five inches!...

By Matt Jones

A Slice of Southwest | Alaska Rainbow Lodge

Back in 2007, I decided to apply for a guiding position in Alaska. Little did I know, it would change my life on many different levels. For starters, this is where my photography career started. Thanks, Alaska! Secondly, I fell more and more in love with the state of Alaska each year that I guided. It’s just flat out incredible wilderness...

By Matt Jones

Arc’teryx Now at Tailwaters Fly Fishing

With just about every fly fishing destination we travel to, the elements can take a toll on us. So for anglers who need the highest end outerwear and layering pieces, we’re excited to announce that we’ve added the Arc’teryx line to our inventory. Whether it’s keeping warm on a windy day in Argentina or staying dry on a rainy day in Alaska, our...

By David Leake

10 Reasons to Fly Fish the Seychelles

Seychelles are an extraordinary destination that provide anglers some of the most phenomenal fly fishing opportunities in the world. David Leake of Tailwaters Travel has had the pleasure of fly fishing Seychelles and frequently offers his expertise to traveling anglers. For David, there are 10 great reasons to fish the Seychelles: #10 – NOT...

By Meredith McCord

Kendjam Journal Day Eight – Family of Peacock Bass

The morning began with a beautiful sunrise and Augustine’s excellent egg scramble and coffee in my forever hot YETI Rambler. I couldn’t help but be drawn to fish busting just on the rock point right off our campsite, so grabbed my rod and headed out, hoping to put yesterday’s tough day behind me. Sure enough, fourth cast out, and I managed to...

By Meredith McCord

Kendjam Journal Day Seven – Matrinxã

KENDJAM – BRAZIL: JOURNAL DAY SEVEN Tailwaters Ambassador, Meredith McCord and staff photographer, Matt Jones, recently returned from an R&D trip to Kendjam – Untamed Angling’s new jungle program in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. This is part seven of Meredith’s multi-part trip report along with some Matt’s amazing imagery from the trip....

By Meredith McCord

Kendjam Journal Day Five – Fishing Day Three

Day 5, Day 3 Fishing: Last night was alive with the sound of crickets, frogs, howler monkeys, and Roberto snoring in the tent next to mine. But I woke up to the smell of egg and ham scramble being prepped by Rafael, and the hot water was boiling on the fire for the Nestle instant coffee. The morning was incredibly beautiful and slightly cooler...

By Meredith McCord

Kendjam Journal Day Four – Jungle Camping

KENDJAM JOURNAL DAY FOUR – JUNGLE CAMPING Tailwaters Ambassador, Meredith McCord and staff photographer, Matt Jones, recently returned from an R&D trip to Kendjam – Untamed Angling’s new jungle program in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. This is part four of Meredith’s multi-part trip report along with some Matt’s amazing imagery from the...

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By Meredith McCord

Kendjam Journal Day Three – First Pacu

Tailwaters Ambassador, Meredith McCord and staff photographer, Matt Jones, recently returned from an R&D trip to Kendjam – Untamed Angling’s new jungle program in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. This is part three of Meredith’s multi-part trip report along with some Matt’s amazing imagery from the trip. Stand by for the proper destination page...

By Meredith McCord

Kendjam – Brazil: Traveling to Kendjam

Tailwaters Ambassador, Meredith McCord and staff photographer, Matt Jones, recently returned from an R&D trip to Kendjam – Untamed Angling’s new jungle program in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. This is part two of Meredith’s multi-part trip report along with some Matt’s amazing imagery from the trip. Stand by for the proper destination page...

By Meredith McCord

Kendjam – Brazil: Journal Day One

Tailwaters Ambassador, Meredith McCord and staff photographer, Matt Jones, recently returned from an R&D trip to Kendjam – Untamed Angling’s new jungle program in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. This is part one of Meredith’s multi-part trip report along with some Matt’s amazing imagery from the trip. Stand by for the...

By Matt Jones

Sage X Fly Rod Review

Purchase the Sage Rod There is already a great deal of buzz surrounding the announcement of the new Sage X family of rods. Sage formally unveiled the X rod and related KonneticHD technology at the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association Show in Amsterdam this month, and the staff at Tailwaters has been fortunate to spend some time with the...

By Matt Jones

Redfish Podcast with Meredith McCord

Tailwaters Travel Ambassador, Meredith McCord recently talked all about fishing for Louisiana redfish over at the TOFLYFISH podcast. Louisiana happens to be one of our top selling destinations here at Tailwaters Travel, and for a good reason. It’s a year round fishery that is easy to get to. There is nothing compared to it in my opinion...

Trip Report from Patagonia River Guides

Tailwaters’ own, Matt Jones, just returned from a three week pilgrimage in Argentina visiting our old friends with Patagonia River Guides (PRG).  While Matt is still under the hood editing photos and video, we thought it could hurt to share a few teaser images and short videos.  Explore his trip report on our blog and see first hand why...

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By David Leake

Bahamas Trip Report | Deep Water Cay

  Grand Bahama Island – Bahamas Located on the east end of Grand Bahamas, Deep Water Cay is our newest Bahamian destination in the travel catalog. This summer’s R&D trip to Deep Water Cay was a real eye-opener. With stunning accommodations, boats, food, equipment, and service, the best way to describe DWC is “bonefish lodge...

By David Leake

Palometa Club Permit Tourney Report

Check out this link to our report, video, and images from the first annual Permit Tourney and Howler Bros Pilgrimage at the Palometa Club last month.  Palometa Club is one of the premier permit fishing destinations in the Americas.  It was an awesome week with great friends, and we raised over $8000 for the Bonefish Tarpon Trust and the...

By David Leake

Build your own Custom Abel Reel with Tailwaters

You can now order a custom Abel Reel on their website, in partnership with Tailwaters Fly Fishing, by using this link.  You can choose whether you want the reel shipped directly to your home (with any other products you might be looking for), or come pick it up at our store in Dallas, Texas.   If you know your fly fishing reels, you know...

By David Leake

Monster Permit Landed at The Palometa Club

Last week the Palometa Club hosted it’s first annual Permit Tournament, which turned out to be a huge success. A full fishing report will soon be release, but in the meantime, please head over to the Palometa Club blog and read about Ken Ferderer’s 45+ pound permit caught on 12lb tippet! Click here to read the full story.  ...

By David Leake

1st Annual Palometa Club Permit Tournament

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On behalf of our team at Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company in Dallas, the owners, guides, and staff at the Palometa Club in Punta Allen, Mexico, we are happy to formally announce the 1st Annual Palometa Club Permit Tournament, May 17-24, 2013 presented by Howler Brothers.  The Palometa Club is located on Ascension Bay –...

By David Leake

Oh Those Crazy Giant Trevally!

If you have ever wondered what it’s like to fish for or catch a giant trevally, here is a great video that pretty much sums it all up. These fish are fast, aggressive, powerful, and always on the hunt. If you are lucky enough to have one charge your fly, it’s likely just as exhilarating as this video. Would you like to catch a...

By David Leake

Lefty Kreh’s Trip Report for Angling Report (Must Read)

One of the biggest highlights of the 2012 season at the Palometa Club was the honor of hosting Mr. Bernard Victor Kreh and a handful of his friends earlier this month.  You can see our other related trip reports from the “Lefty Week” in our blog archive.  Lefty took the time to write an on-site trip report for the Angling Report...

By David Leake

Lefty Kreh Week Trip Report

Well we all have em…. A period in our work year that seems to have more gravity then the norm. An event that causes more stress than it should and insists on a complete self-exam previous to its arrival. The group that was in last week was just that for The Palometa Club. For whatever reason, I appeared to be the only one here doing the...

By David Leake

“Lefty & Me”. Reflections on a Week Hosting Lefty Kreh

By: Dick Cameron (owner/operator) At 53 years of age I have now kicked around this industry, on and off, since the mid 90’s. My winding road has crossed paths with many of our sports notables over the years either on the water, at the shows or in and out of fly shops. Most of these encounters have been brief, friendly exchanges that I recall...

By David Leake

99th & 100th Permit for Season in the Bag

Jason Lindsey, fellow permit sick-o, and Utah resident landed our 99th and 100th permit of the 2012 campaign over the weekend.  Well done, Jason!  We are on track for 200. 99th Permit of 2012 with Mr. Jason Lindsey. 100th Permit of 2012 Season with Jason Lindsey. Jason’s Autographed 100th Permit Shirt by Guides Gerrardo and Julio...

By David Leake

Tailwaters Travel awarded U.S. Booking Office for The Palometa Club

From:  David Leake – Tailwaters Travel Dear Fly Angler, I am proud to announce Tailwaters Travel has recently been named the Lead Sales and Marketing Office for The Palometa Club, located on the Yucatan Peninsula.  This is a tremendous honor for me personally and professionally.  I could not be more excited about the challenge and incredible...

By David Leake

Palometa Club Lands 500th Permit! (And Counting)

April 9, 2011:  Punta Allen, Mexico – Ascension Bay The Atlantic Permit is my personal favorite fish to target.  His beautiful shape, large eyes, rubbery lips, and black sickle tail are totally unique – but it is his excessive lack of cooperation that keeps me and so many other addicts coming back for more punishment. Permit...

By David Leake

Tailwaters Spring Bass School

Recently, Tailwaters hosted its first Bass Fishing School at Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Texas. The all day event covered a wide variety of topics and skill sets, and was designed to accommodate anglers of all skill levels. The school was attended by 13 eager students whose ability ranged from having never touched a fly rod to a few who...

By David Leake

GOODBYE SHOP DOG

“Ace” Leake – December 1, 1996 – November 28, 2010   Like many pet owners who have lost a great friend – I honestly think I had the best dog there ever was.  I suppose there is really no way to judge who has the “best” dog, but anyone who knew my relationship with my Chocolate Labrador, Ace, would agree we had a very special bond –more...

By David Leake

A Fishery Reinvented – Ascension Bay & The Palometa Club

Despite having been in the fly fishing travel business for nearly eleven years, I am still a relative new comer when compared to the industry folks who enjoyed the fly fishing boom of the 1990s.  We are battling in a much more competitive marketplace today, but more noteworthy to me personally, I am often reminded I have missed the boat on...

By David Leake

Commentery on Safe Travel in Mexico

  Traveling anglers have a lot to consider these days when deciding where to book their next trip.  Unfortunately, more and more often, conversations about prospective destinations have nothing to do with the actual purpose of the desired holiday – the fishing.  Whether is it politics, piracy, oil spills or swine flu, we spend a lot of...

By David Leake

East Texas Bass’in

Super friend and loyal supporter, Ron Gard, invited me to his stellar property east of town for some serious bass fishing action on Friday.  It is gorgeous Spring mornings on the bass pond that help remind me why living in Texas is not all that bad.  Is there anything more pleasant and fresh than an April morning in East Texas?  Dogwoods...

By David Leake

Worried About Piracy in Seychelles? Don’t Be. Here is Why.

Worried About Piracy in Seychelles?  Don’t Be… It is impossible to accurately describe a trip to Seychelles.  There is simply nothing that compares with the beauty, uniqueness, and sensational flats fishing.  We have collectively visited Alphonse Island five times, on both inspection and hosted trips, since 2004, and we would love...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Outfitting for Seychelles 2011

Tailwaters Fly Fishing Co. is sending their first group of 2011 to the Alphonse Island Resort this month. We have been preparing equipment for this group for the last few weeks, all of which includes: rods, reels, line, and of course flies! By standard protocol, all Tailwaters travel customers receive a thoroughly prepared outfitting guide...

By David Leake

Rapids Camp Lodge – Alaska

For those of you that missed out on our Pebble Mine & Rapids Camp Lodge event a few weeks ago — here is the incredible video that we viewed at the shop. A very professionally produced video… Click below to view! Rapids Camp Lodge – Alaska...

By David Leake

Striking Gold in Argentina

A few of our favorite customers just returned back from a weeks worth of golden dorado fishing down in Argentina. I got a slim report, but it was a good one. They were on fish constantly and the largest weighed in at 42lbs! Check out these photos from their trip…...

By David Leake

Spring Time Bassin

Spring is just around the corner for all of us here in the South and I can hardly wait. Just thinking about getting out to do some bass fishing gets me super pumped up. I was cruising through some photos today and ran across a trip that a buddy and I took last Spring. We had been planning a Devil’s River trip for the past 6 months and when it...

By David Leake

YETI Coolers – So Hot, YET So Cool!

For those of you that haven’t had the chance to check out a YETI, I’m sorry. For those of you that have swung by the shop lately to purchase a YETI, I’m sorry again! The truth is, these coolers were without a doubt the most popular gift item for Christmas gifts and we simply haven’t been able to keep them in the shop!...

By David Leake

“Top Ten Reasons” to chase Redfish in Louisiana

All-Star client and friend, Sam Gioldasis, came up with his “Top Ten Reasons” for returning to the marshes of Southern Louisiana to chase redfish.  Not a shabby testimonial.  Thanks Sam! From Sam Gioldasis – Dallas, TX David, I want to follow up on the trip you arranged to the Woodland Plantation. The “Top Ten Reasons” I will go...

By David Leake

What our Clients Say About our Redfish Trips to Louisiana

By David Leake Below are some trip reports from some recent clients fishing the marsh this November.  Proof is in the pudding…  The marsh is in good shape and the reds are plentiful.  Call us now to book!     From Andy Stepanian –Houston, TX. It was one of the best and most fortunate trips I’ve been on.  Absolutely perfect...

By David Leake

Louisiana Redfish Update – Post Deepwater Horizon

We are very proud of our redfish fishing program in southern Louisiana.  In the last eighteen months alone, we have sent over one hundred twenty of our clients to visit with Woodland Plantation and fish with our all-star cast of guides on the West Bank in Plaquemines Parish.  It is perhaps the closest thing we have to an “exclusive” as a...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Louisiana Redfish, Non-Blackened.

Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of heading down to Port Sulphur, LA to FINALLY complete a Redfish trip that had been planned since January. Then re-booked due to weather. Then again due to weather. Then again due to weather. Then due to oil. My fishing partner Paul Wharton was starting to be convinced that I was in fact cursed when it...

By David Leake

Baja 2010

I just returned home from my third visit to southern Baja, particularly the La Ribera/Los Barriles area.  This year I joined Jeff de Brown of The Reel Baja and The Moldy Chum group (blog run by Eric Rathbun and Brian Bennett). The fishing was great and we all had shots at GRANDES. Read on… I decided to beat the group by three days to...

By David Leake

One More Reason to go Fishing and Not Play Golf…

A guy in South Carolina went to fetch his golf ball when he hit it into the drink…  Safe to say his golfing career is over.  One more reason to go fly fishing instead.  Check out the article: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2007/sep/17/mans_arm_salvaged_alligators_belly/...

By David Leake

UT Orange YETI COOLERS!!

Today we received a brand new batch of YETI coolers which included a new size and color.  The new 50 qt. size is now available in UT ORANGE for all you longhorn fans out there.  If you want one, you better come and get it, FAST!  This cooler is selling for $299.95.  We also have a great stock of white and tan in various sizes.  Give is a...

By David Leake

Good ol’ Ace

The elderly chocolate lab here at the shop recently had his 13th birthday.  He spends everyday here at Tailwaters Flyfishing Co. and represents it well.  Ace is usually found sleeping due to his old age, but will randomly appear when you are eating lunch.  Shocker, huh?  Ace has a keen sense for all the soft spots in the shop.  If we put a...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Brazos Bushwhacking

Brent, Matt and I went out to the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Dam on the 11th, and while we didn’t whack a ton of stripers as we had intended, we certainly had a good time walking through eye-high brush and watching carp fly by us in the shallower parts of the river. We couldn’t get shots off at them fast enough,...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Kamchatka, Russia 2009

Wednesday August 5, 2009 I’m about to embark on my second trip to Kamchatka in search of the ever elusive 30” rainbow trout.   Although the idea of 24 hours in the air isn’t exciting, the big Kamchatka Rainbow is definitely reason to endure such an arduous journey.    I’m also excited about touring Moscow. My traveling companions for the trip...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Ron & Brent’s Alaska Wilderness Adventure

Ron Foster and I just returned from an incredible trip to Unalakleet River Lodge in Unalakleet, Alaska.  Unalakleet is a small Eskimo Village located on Hudson Sound 400 miles Northwest of Anchorage.  We were invited by lodge owners Jeff and Sally Appel to visit the lodge to have a better understanding of their operation.  After a week of...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Sorry for the delay in this post, but things have been hectic here in Dallas, including the temperatures! I was fortunate enough, the first week of June to head up to Black Canyon Anglers in Austin, Colorado for a much needed trout trip on the Gunnison River. A two-nighter on the river turned out to be absolutely spectacular! The Black Canyon...

By David Leake

Seychelles… March 26 – April 5, 2009

One of my favorite benefits of being in the fly fishing industry is having the opportunity to revisit epic fishing spots. In this case, my visit to Alphonse Island and the St. Francois Lagoon in Seychelles was my fourth. Unlike first-timers, the feeling of fresh exotic newness is replaced with a feeling of “home” that nostalgic guys like me...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Seychelles 2009 – Brent’s Journal

This time of year traveling is a bitch….our original itinerary was to leave Dallas at 3:20 for a one hour flight to Houston and a 6:30 departure for Dubai.  Well, after sitting on the runway in Dallas for two hours and multiple sub-plots in between, we finally left Dallas at 4:50, landed in Houston at 5:50 did the OJ through the airport...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Back from the Seychelles

David and Brent have returned safely from the Seychelles, complete with a thousand stories and pictures to match! They are both going through their respective travel journals, and will  have their full posts up soon! For the time being, enjoy this sampling of the photos to come….....

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

REAL Fish Porn…..

If there was ever a picture that could be described as “Fish Porn,” this one is it. Friend of the shop Joel Hays sent us this LOVELY picture of a Cyprinus Carpio (Common Carp) caught recently on a new fly that Joel has been working diligently on – the Coyote Carp fly. Check out his blog for some more info. It seems that the...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Brent & David in the Seychelles

Well, word has finally trickled in from the far side of the globe, and David and Brent have successfully made it to the Seychelles for the start of our hosted trip. We will hopefully have a few updates as the trip progresses, with a full report to follow once they return!...

By David Leake

Seychelles Pre-Trip Mayhem

Rods….check.  More rods…..check.   Reels…..check.   Ridiculous amount of flies…..check.    Boots….check.   Passport….check.   Camera stuff….check.  All the fishing crap the guides on the island requested from the shop….check.  Etc.  Etc.  Etc.  I am packing for my fourth trip to Alphonse Island in the Seychelles.   Pretty Sic, huh?  Every time...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Massive Louisiana Redfish with SoCo…..

About a week ago, two of our favorite fishing buddies went to Louisiana to chase Bull Reds, and had quite a time. Dr. (he didn’t go to 6 years of evil medical school to be called “Mr.” thank you) Dennis Burns and Bill Seals. Here is the report from Dennis, and a few mind-blowing pictures to boot: Sometimes it’s tempting...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

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 to 25 or so, but I’m still unsure as to whether they came for us, or to watch the huge aquarium teeming with giant...

By David Leake

Bass on top…

Co worker Corey and I visited a local pond earlier this week to check out some bass fishing.  This pond has a reputation for holding bass up to 8 lbs and the common catch is around 3lbs.  We strapped the trolling motor to the small boat, grabbed some cold beer, and started to cruise around.  For gear, I was using my Scott SAS 5wt/Hatch 5...

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By David Leake

Kamchatka Russia Event: March 11th 7pm

Ryan Peterson and David Leake will talk about upcoming trips to Kamchatka Peninsula in Eastern Russia.  There will be food, beer, and wine at the event.  We will be hosting this event at Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company in Dallas.  Also part of the program is the viewing of the trailer for Eastern Rises, a new high definition film by Felt Soul...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

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 tight loops. This past weekend, Tex Moore and I headed to the Hawk Ridge Fly Casting School for a weekend clinic to prep us...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

My Chile Travel Journal

Chile 2009! Day 0: I’m at the airport preparing myself for the 10 hour plane ride to Santiago…I intentionally stayed up late last night so I could hopefully sleep on the plane.I get to my seat and find out I’m in a bulkhead row and my seat doesn’t recline (Bummer)…..However, I quickly realize that the only 2 vacant seats on the entire plane...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Las Colinas Brown Trout*

*and by “Brown Trout” I do not mean Salmo Trutta, sorry folks! What I did manage was to take a few minutes at an undisclosed location in Las Colinas on my day off  this past Thursday, and this was the prize I came away with: Notice the wonderful scenery in the background. Truly a marvelous place to fish! But hey, you work with what...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Finally! Trout Fishing!! Part 1

After a long, trout-sparse January filled only with reports from Brent Boone about the amazing fishing I was missing in Chile, I couldn’t take it anymore. I needed to a quality weekend outside of the Metroplex, and finally, it happened! My partners in crime on this adventure to the Ozarks were Matt Jones (master of the DSLR) and my good...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Heeeeeee’s Back!

Brent has returned to us from the wilds of South America, so we will have him make a full, overview-style report on his amazing trip to Chile! Guest appearances by the Spring Valley Angler boys should also add an interesting flavor to the overall story! Check back soon!...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Carp Chasin’ in Fort Worth

Sunday I managed to sneak away from Dallas to fish in the quiet glory of South Fort Worth, to hunt for the Golden Bonefish. With me in this adventure were Matt Jones of Tailwaters and photography fame, and Carp guide extraordinaire Joel Hays. The conditions could not be more perfect – light breezes (if any), the sun high in the sky with...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

More Great Times in Chile!

Hola Amigos! Cuarta poste de Chile Our guests arrived safely in Balmaceda on Saturday..only one delayed bag, which made it by that evening. After a wonderful dinner and a good night sleep everyone was ready for a big day of fishing. My fishing partner this week will be my best friend: my Father, Don Boone. We’ve fished together on many...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

More Chile Photos

Due to some techincal difficulties, Brent has been unable to update the blog with some fresh posts – we will put them up as soon as they emerge from the ether that is Cyberspace. For now, we do have some fresh photos! Enjoy!  ...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Chile Update #2 from Brent!

Hola Amigos! Sorry for the delayed posts, but you can’t believe where I’ve been the past few days. I have been in the wildest country on the planet, and experienced true Patagonia! I’ve been eating lamb with the locals, drinking yerba matte, and watched a 60-year old woman spin her own clothes from lambswool! The country is...

By David Leake

More Revelations on Rods…

From Science Teacher (and carp-guide extrordinaire) Joel Hays: hey Bart – cool stuff! Now, here’s some real chemical geekness . . . Boron has never “taken off” as a sole rod component because of its goofy metalloidal proprties. It’s in the same group as aluminum and shares similar proprties like incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio....

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Lessons on “Graphite”

Or, more correctly – carbon fibre (I like the British spelling). This morning I gave a lesson to Dick Murtland, a golf-club guru with Adams Golf, who has done more with the manufacturing carbon fibre and shaft making than anyone I know (or have heard of). First and foremost, our clubs (rods) are NOT made of graphite – graphite is...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

Brent Update!

Brent has been incommunicado, but here is what we know: Yesterday he caught one of the largest trout of his life – a 30″ brown. Not sure whether streamer or dry caught, you never know with that place!!! He will have internet connectivity tonight, so hopefully we will have some new photos validating his statement. I know he does not...

By Tailwaters Fly Fishing

First Thoughts on Chile…..

The first report from Brent: Hola mi Amigos!!! I arrived safely in Coyhaique after a 10 hour flight to Santiago and a 2 hour lay over in the busiest airport ever!! Next was the three hour flight to Balmaceda, and when I arrived I knew the wind was blowing because we landed on one wheel and after about 400 yards the other wheel finally...

By David Leake

Sharky Waters

Back in late September, a buddy Jack Branston and I drove down to the Florida Keys in hopes to have a successful two weeks on the water.  For the most part, this was a “do it yourself” trip, which was successful in 2007.  Looking back at this trip I can say that we failed miserably in the category of catching fish, partly due to...