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Best New Thing: OPST Commando Heads

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Best New Thing is a new section dedicated to products and services in our industry that switch up the game, make things easier or are just sweet!

 

OPST Commando Heads- How Shorter Than Super Short Isn't Too Short

So here it is... time for another installment of stuff I thought would never work... skagit heads that are shorter than already short skagit heads.

Skagit lines...

Fisherman's 5 with James Reid

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James Reid is a highly respected bamboo rod builder from North Vancouver, British Columbia. His rods have been described as "the closest feeling to graphite out there" which despite them being all wood and proudly so, is a testemant to the ongoing research and development he has put into hollow built bamboo. We are no longer surprised at the number of his rods that come through our lodges as everyo...

Fisherman's 5 with Sean Johnson

The Fisherman's 5 is a new series we are running here at Epic Waters, so keep your eye out for it in the upcoming weeks.  We will be asking folks who have been in the fishing industry for many years 5 questions to answer honestly.  Expect to hear from guides, marketing experts, casting champions, rod and reel builders and much more.  Our industry has changed a lot over the last decade and many of these p...

EXPLORATIONS

 

Ex-plo-ra-tion  -  To travel (in a little-known region) for discovery.  To examine (something) carefully; investigate.   Doesn’t it just send chills up and down your body to relate that word to your flyfishing adventures.  It does for me.  I can’t help it.  I once conducted an experiment.  I would ask fishers if they were given a choice of two maps; one with a possibly fin...

5 terms to avoid when steelhead fishing

The quality of your steelheading trip is typically based on expectations.  We often see anglers get so dejected from the sport that we have to put them on suicide watch, hiding all ropes, knives and pills.

To avoid depression while steelheading try to stay away from terms that can send you down the wrong path on your trip.  Trust us, an excellent method to avoiding the pitfalls of steelhead depression is to follow...

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