REVIEW – Ross Evolution R Salt 11/12 Reel

I will start this unbiased review by saying that after a week of testing it on some of the biggest and baddest fish that swim in the Caribbean, this reel is a beast.  It is an absolute machine that I would willingly put to the test against any size or species of fish found anywhere in the world.

One of the first things I noticed about this reel when it was first unboxed was the dual counterbalance points (for the non-anglers, this means two little metal things instead of one!) that are designed to reduce vibration when fish are taking long runs at high speed. read more

TARPONVILLE – Daily Blog Overview

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The first leg of the journey to Tarponville Fishing Lodge in southern Costa Rica begins tomorrow, and blog posts will be slightly different than usual in the coming week.  Each day I will be doing a recap of the day’s fishing, along with a small handful of photos.  We will be chasing some seriously big Tarpon as well as a couple other species including Jacks and Triggerfish.

For more info on our hosted trip to Tarponville next year, click here.  To stay updated on this trip, feel free to enter your email in the subscribe box!  Thank you for reading. read more

Fly Tying: How to Tie EP Fibre Baitfish Patterns

Tying flies in preparation for a quick jaunt down to Tarponville in a few weeks has reminded me how much I love tying with EP Fibre (or “fiber”, for our friends south of the border!).  EP fibre, whether tied in a brush or loose strands, makes it super easy to create great baitfish patterns that offer great translucency.

EP minnows and baitfish can be tied in a variety of sizes and colours for all sorts of species from trout and salmon to GT’s and Tarpon.  The fly in this step-by-step is tied for Tarpon, but can easily be scaled down and fished for rainbows and bull trout. read more

VIDEO: YETI Presents -120 Days

This video is more than just a fly fishing video to me, it showcases the pure obsession behind it, along with some real-time guide frustration.  I have not listened to someone talk more passionately about their craft than David Mangum does in this video.  I have watched it a million times and still never gets old to me, so if you are out of things to do on this Friday night sit back and enjoy this!