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Fly Fishing Instructor, Custom Fly Rod Builder.  

Over 20 years of fly fishing experience, including destinations such as New Zealand, Tasmania, England, Scotland, Belize, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos.  Also Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.

Shop for Custom Fly Rods, TroutHunter, Loon Outdoors,  Dr Slick, Jesse James Fly Reels and other fly fishing equipment at the fly Rod 'N Reels' online fly shop at https://flyrodnreel.guide.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Cork Grips from Fly Rod 'N Reel

I've been experimenting with grip design and finish and here are some examples of what I've created.  I particularly like the FW with fighting butt, the grain really popped after finishing it with oil.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

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I did some Winter Fly Fishing in western Maryland over the weekend,the Savage was running high so I decided to fish some new water.  With over 100 miles of Brook Trout streams in the Savage River watershed, as well as a beautiful strain of wild Brook Trout....
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Fly Rod ‘N Reel is pleased to have High Country Flies as a supplier of high quality flies! 
high country fliesHigh Country Flies ties quality flies at an affordable price! Every fly is tied with care and consist of the highest quality materials. Offering classic go to patterns or custom requests. Help Support small businesses and buy American made! Discounts available for large quantity orders, even on top of already competitive pricing.



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Monday, October 19, 2015

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Rapidan River Trip with Rav and Matthew

Rav and Matthew took up fly fishing this past June.  They’ve become avid fly fishers and wanted to experience the Rapidan River. They contacted me and signed up for WorkShop #2 on the Rapidan River this past week. Luckily for us, October Caddis and Tan Caddis were coming off and the fish were looking up and obliging.  Eighteen Brookies to hand, several in the 12″ category, an awesome day on a beautiful river.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

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Epic Fly Rod Blanks and Epic Custom Fly Rods from 

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Fly Rod ‘N Reel is pleased to announce the addition of Epic Fly Rods to its offerings.  I provide Custom Fly Rods built on Epic blanks, or you can buy a rod blank and build your own. Shop for Blanks here: EPIC Blanks





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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Selecting a Fly Rod - Fly Rod 'N Reel


The fly rod is the focal point of your fly fishing gear, so selecting the
right fly rod length, weight and action will make a huge difference to
your casting performance in a given situation...keep reading
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