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Today, I’m sharing items from Brackish Flies, Forbes/Orvis, and South Texas Kayak.
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Wild trout in tributaries, carp in urban canals, sea run brookies in the tidewater, and stripers on the coast. Those are just some of the angling opportunities that the folks at Brackish Flies, a Massachusetts fly fishing outfit, explore. They guide, tie, and share their experiences. A lot of what they do is a short hike from Boston, and a lot of it is unknown or underappreciated by local anglers (ask me how I know). Check out their Facebook page, where there are lots of great pictures and videos, and give them a follow.
We all know about the dichotomous reputation that Orvis has in the fly fishing community. Let’s be honest… there were some shaky years, but now the brand is back with a legitimate presence in the industry. This piece by Forbes outlines some of the reasons for the success: programs like the Guide Rendezvous, focusing on including women in the sport, and returning to being at the forefront of angling innovation. Speaking of being honest… I’m an Orvis fan. So this article is a fun read. Regardless of how you feel (dog beds!?!), I suggest you check it out.
If you’ve ever thought “I wonder what kind of kayaks are out there,” you’ve undoubtedly experienced the overwhelming number of options available. Then, how do you know which are the best for fishing? Once you nail that down, what else do you need? South Texas Kayak is a pretty good resource for questions like that. This particular article includes information on some of the essentials that you should have on board. Beginners need this kind of help, and veterans can always use the reminder. Plus, there is a picture of a jumping tarpon off the bow of a kayak…
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