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To Seine or Not To Siene

One of the oldest debates within the fly fishing community is "proper drift vs proper fly pattern", and which one holds the most weight. Ask this question around a group of half boozed up fly anglers and you're likely to get a split between the two with various reasoning's behind their argument. Per ...
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By: Kyle Vaughan    About a week ago, I came across this writing from 2013 and I am not exactly sure what I wrote it for. I'm glad I did though. It brought back a lot of memories from this trip that I had forgotten.......On Saturday Jamie, Byron, and myself set off on a day trip up to the Chatto ...
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Mmmm….. Beer

Contrary to popular belief Homer Simpson isn't the only one who enjoys an ice cold barley pop. Beer seems to go hand in hand with fishing and even more so in the fly fishing community. And for good reason. A frosty cold one is the perfect way to reflect on the days events, whether it be the epic c ...
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Spring Has Sprung2

Dry Flies & Wet Thighs

While pollen has been ravaging the lower elevations for the past month or so, the high country is doing it's best to free itself from winters final strong hold. What does that mean for folks in the southeast? Dry flies and wet thighs of course!Check out some photos from our first wet wading trip of ...
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Salt Life Brah

Admittedly I'm a salt novice. I can count the number of trips on one hand and all have been diy, leaving me with nothing more to show for my efforts but some smallish Sea Trout. Like almost everything in my life, I feel the need to go about things the hard way. Figure it out myself and accept that ...
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Winged Reel Pig Farm PHWFF Gear Drive

Gear Drive Thanks

We wrapped up our 1st annual Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Gear Drive.  We wanted to take a moment to thank all who helped make this happen:Thanks to the local shops that helped by putting up posters, spreading the word, accepting donations and giving kindly themselves.Unicoi Outfitters , Tuc ...
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Winged Reel Gear Drive Project Healing Waters

2015 PHWFF Gear Drive

At this time of year I find myself thankful for so many things.  As many do, I reflect on all the wonderful people I’ve had a chance to meet and daydream of goals for next year.  It’s also the time of year to give as generously as we can to bring joy and cheer to others.  In all that reflect ...
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Nathan Crowe Salmosearch (800x607)
The fly fishing community is a small world, and when you catch and release an incredible fish in a small stream you usually never know who will catch it next.  Thanks to the internet and social media, those dots are being connected a lot easier now a days and it sometimes allows you to see who ben ...
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Underwater Rainbow


When Justin mentioned doing a series of post's dedicated to our "bucket list" fishing trips, my mind instantly began to race. Like Justin, I spend a lot of time dreaming about fishing far off locales and even more time trying to figure out how to make it happen. Most of us aren't fortunate enough to ...
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optoutside (750x750)


I thought the day would never come, but it seems pure insanity and people’s greed for material things have finally reached a boiling point.  I’m honestly shocked because I didn’t think it would be this soon.  For years I (and 75% of the WR crew) worked retail for a very reputable and big out ...
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