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    Tying a Montana Nymph

    Here’s me tying a Montana nymph. I don’t usually take this long to tie them although they do require a few steps. To get a decent close-up of the process, I placed the camera in front of me, just underneath the fly secured on the vice, and between my arms. It was a little awkward, »more

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    Video: Fishing Diamond Fork 2-5-15

    I rigged me up a makeshift video recording system in order to grab some snippets of me landing a trout or two out on Diamond Fork recently. I have my eye on a decent action cam for future HD recording, but for now this will have to do. Thanks for watching! Randy Rodriguez  

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    Nadi Fly Rods fly reels!

    New for Nadi Fly Rods! See the new Nadi Fly Rods entry level and high performance fly reels, the “Source” and “Release”! These are outstanding fly reels with top shelf performance and aesthetic characteristics to please the most discriminating fly angler including sophisticated drags for stopping power and attractive anodized aluminum finishes. Availability is currently »more

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    Fish from Cleveland and Huntington Reservoirs 10-20-2014

    Fished for two hours at Cleveland Reservoir and three hours at Huntington Reservoir today. (Had to get out; fishing is like my bi-weekly constitutional.) Slow fishing day, but great weather. More anglers out than I thought there would be–a long weekend for many outdoor enthusiasts because of the deer hunt?–and I heard a fair amount »more

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    Fishing Duck Fork Reservoir

    This past Wednesday, I met up with gentleman and superb fly angler, Tom Ogden. I have the greatest respect for Tom. He’s always treated me with kindness and respect even when I approached him as a complete stranger for the first time a few years ago with an email question about fishing in Southeastern, Utah »more

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    Fishing the Green

    I was invited to go fish the Green River in eastern Utah last weekend (September 19-21) by friends and customers of Nadi Fly Rods, Shad Thomas and Keith Gordon. One of the scenic streams of the western U.S., it is also renowned for healthy population of large trout. But it is also a popular destination »more

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    Small Stream Fishing

    Check out a new slide show/video of some of my recent small stream fishing.

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    Gump’s first catch with “Gump”

    My man Gump–Adam Smith–shows off his first catch–a beautiful brown–with his recently finished custom Nadi Fly Rod, “Gump”. Just the first of many successes with a beautiful, high performance Nadi fly rod! Order your own custom Nadi today to similarly experience Adam’s pleasure of fishing with the best! get your flow…

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    Adam’s New Custom Nadi Fly Rod!

    New client, Adam Smith, AKA “Gump”, picked up his new Nadi Fly Rod, he appropriately named Gump, this afternoon (7-28-14). Like a proud new papa–he just took up fly fishing recently under the experienced tutelage of Kory Horlacher, also a die-hard Nadi Fly Rod addict–he holds his beautiful new baby with pride and care. Lucky »more

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    Breaking a Fly Rod

    Fly Rods break. Them’s the facts. But why and how they break is another issue. (The content of this post is also the start of a page on this site titled “Fly Rod Care.”) Usually its carelessness either in a non-fishing situation (e.g., stepping on them, closing a car door on them, bending the tip »more