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Today, I’m sharing items from Orvis News / George Daniel, Chuck Marshall, and @holdfruitandveggies.
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Earlier in the week I wrote about the dozens of good reasons how and why you’ll lose flies. Good fishing requires it. What I didn’t mention was the important task of retrieving flies. Are there circumstances that make getting your lost flies and tippet impossible or even dangerous? Absolutely. However, as far as you can control it you should retrieve your flies. This article, written by George Daniel and posted on Orvis News, makes a great case for this practice.
We buy new rods. We tie new flies. But do we learn new knots? I’ll be honest: I am guilty of sticking with the same knots even though I know that there are better knots out there. This quick video, shared with me by Chuck Marshall, clearly and plainly demonstrates how to tie a great leader-to-tippet knot. The Infinity Knot isn’t something Chuck developed, but his video shows one of the simplest ways of tying this great knot I’ve seen.
The picture I’ve attached to this entry shows April Vokey holding an enormous sweet potato. Although she is quite the accomplished angler, I am confident that she has never caught a sweet potato of that magnitude. This is the work of @holdfruitandveggies, an Instagram account that replaces boring old fish with delicious looking produce. If I have to explain this any more than I already have, there is no hope for you. Follow them.
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