Adam’s New Custom Nadi Fly Rod!

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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 […]

Breaking a Fly Rod

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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 […]

Backyard Casting

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On July 1, I decided to film myself doing what I often do after finishing a rod build. I go to my enclosed backyard and cast some line to make sure the rod does what it’s supposed to do and briefly check out its overall performance and feel. This rod was an 8 1/2 ft, […]

Return to “Wild” Strawberry River

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I drove to the “Wild” Strawberry River, commonly known as the “Pinnacles”, Monday, July 7 and fished for a few hours. I’d fished there once probably 7-8 years ago when I was still fairly new to fly fishing. I didn’t really know the stream, didn’t know its value as a blue ribbon water, nor how […]