Orvis H3F 9’ 8 Weight Review

There's no mistaking what rod or rod tube you have in your hand. Even the rod tube is just plain cool...and this is coming from a traditionalist.

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Nicholl’s Peanut Allergy

Most streamer junkies know the history of Russ Maddin's "Circus Peanut" fly and Kelly Galloup's "Peanut Envy" which is a variation of the original.  Taking things a step further while scaling down, this fly incorporates some of the original materials but on a much smaller non-articulated scale.  The idea was to create a fly that …

Nicholl’s SS Goby

There are a million sculpin fly patterns out there for trout but when I began designing this fly, It was done so with smallmouth bass in mind.  Sculpin are closely related to the invasive Round Goby that has been a major food source for many Great Lakes gamefish in recent history.  A number of times, …

We’re Talkin About Practice, Man. Practice.

This original blog entry appeared in the "Kayak Fish the Great Lakes" Educational section in the Fall of 2017.    They say practice makes perfect but they’re wrong. According to Vince Lombardi, perfect practices makes perfect. All-too-often we don’t fish with a purpose and that is the only thing stopping us from becoming a better …