My cheap line winder holding my Thebault DT silk line.
Ever since I’ve been into classic tackle like bamboo rods and silk fly lines, I’ve wanted one of those fancy line winders. I prefer the ones made of nicely worked wood. The idea behind them is to provide a quick and easy method of [...]
I’ve finally got another tip to share with you. Well, it’s not so much a tip as a refinement to a tip shared by our friend Eduardo at Mendoza Fly Fishing. Back when I highlighted Eduardo’s nifty tutorial, I mentioned I had made one in the past almost identical to his. Eduardo and I [...]
I love going on backcountry fishing trips, particularly in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. One thing I learned very quickly was that the lighter the load, the more I enjoyed the hiking. My first true backpacking trip was to the Cataloochee Valley. There were four of us. I imagine the [...]