Special Edition Nadi Fly Rod: The “RACK”

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  (“The Rack” gallery images below are of the rod I donated to the memorialgolf tournament dedicated to Shad,called the “Shindig for Shad.” The blank and reel seat for the builds described above are upgrades from what is represented in the gallery.)   To place an order for “The Rack”, please go to the “Nadi […]

Kelly Galloup Loves Synthetic Fly Grips!

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In this YouTube video from a couple of years ago, fly fishing guru and author, Kelly Galloup, explains how to test a fly rod without actually casting it with fly line installed. But for the purposes of Nadi Fly Rods, it is his introductory comments about synthetic fly grips like Winn grips that I have […]

Fish, fish, fish…

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I’ve organized some photos of fish I’ve caught including a few of angling pal, Shad “Rack” Thomas, over the last few years. I started taking photos regularly since 2010 so this is a small sample of the variety of fish caught in terms of species, size, water, and weather. I’ll try to add more information […]

Catching Smallies at Deer Creek Reservoir

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I fished for smallmouth bass at Deer Creek Reservoir with Shad Thomas this morning. We had a great time, catching and releasing 81 of these superb fighting fish ranging in size from an inch-and-a-half to twelve inches. The weather was outstanding as well, topping off a great float and fly fishing outing with my fishing […]

Diamond Fork Fishing with Flynn

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Today I fished Diamond Fork with Flynn Chivers, a Nadi Fly Rods client, who was interested in getting a little guidance on how to read a stream to improve fishing success. Diamond Fork is a fine small stream I have fished for years with generally good success, but as a technical stream I’ve had my […]

Winn Fly Grips

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Many of you are likely familiar with the grip manufacturer, Winn Grips. Known for making grips with tacky, non-slip, multiple polymer compounds for golf, tennis, bicycles and wraps, they have recently branched out into fishing applications, including fly fishing. This is exciting news for those fly anglers who might find that the traditional portuguese cork […]