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Field Guide: The Fundamentals of Fly Fishing for Redfish

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Field Guide: The Fundamentals of Fly Fishing for Redfish

In our Field Guide series, we’re offering quick tips you can use on the water to catch more fish on the fly, species-by-species. In this edition: the adrenaline rush known as the redfish. On paper, it seems like the redfish was put on this earth for anglers. This may be a myopic way of looking at it, but it makes sense when you think about what it offers: accessibility, action, challenge, natural beauty, you name it. The redfish is known for its striking coloration and spotted tail, as well as for its tendency to cruise in shallow salt flats, ready...

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The Art of Scouting: How to Find New Fishing Spots

The Art of Scouting: How to Find New Fishing Spots

The art of scouting is just about as old as fishing itself. It’s incredibly important to test out theories and track down new areas for you to explore and with the right tools and techniques at your disposal, you can quickly become an expert in your area. 

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Here are 7 Tips to Help Protect Your Fly Rod

Here are 7 Tips to Help Protect Your Fly Rod

Breaking a fly rod is like a rite of passage for most anglers. If you’ve been fishing for any respectable amount of time, it’s bound to happen—otherwise, you’re probably not fishing hard enough. That being said, it’s not exactly a fun experience. Nobody wants to end their day because a rod got broken so we highly recommend avoiding it altogether. There are a few things you can do to limit the amount of times you encounter this scenario, so we’ve put together a list of “rules” you can follow that will keep you fishing longer and filling out less warranty...

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Susan Thrasher’s Journey From Newcomer to Renowned Guide

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Susan Thrasher’s Journey From Newcomer to Renowned Guide

There’s an element of being a fishing guide where you need to let go of what people think. At some point, naysayers are going to tell you that you can’t fish for a living, or that it’ll never work. You need to plant your feet, pick up your fly rod, and hold your ground.

For Susan Thrasher, founder of Southern Brookies, this confidence seems to come naturally. When she started fly fishing in her 30s, it would’ve been easy to think that she was behind the eight ball as a newcomer and a woman in a male-dominated industry. In our conversation, though, it seems like that’s not the way her brain works.

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Field Guide: Fly Fishing for Largemouth Bass!

Field Guide: Fly Fishing for Largemouth Bass!

In our Field Guide series, we’re offering quick tips you can use on the water to catch more fish on the fly, species-by-species. In this edition: the almighty largemouth bass.

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