Yearly archive for 2016

Can’t beat a good fish story!

How can you? A fish story, or tale, lives on longer than you or I. Most are lies. Most stretch the truth. Most add some ‘facts’.  But when you are part of the story, you can see it replay in your head over and over. I still

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Cancer Sucks – Support Us!

We are raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness & help detect potentially life-threatening breast cancer occurrences. Barbells for Boobs is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women and men under the age of 40. Make a donation of any amount on

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Summer Trout

Made it up north to the Allegheny National Forest, and had some time late evening for a fishing trip. Next day was to be a washout, so better wet a line when I could! Water was low. Water was clear. Trout were hungry. Small hooks. Small weight.

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Kinzua Castle here we come

Packing up the truck and heading North East for the weekend with my Dad, Doug, and Ted to the Kinzua Castle. A quick trip with fishing planned all day Saturday and back to Pittsburgh Sunday. Rain blanketed most of PA Thursday and Friday morning should open up

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Happy Birthday Doug

Doug’s Birthday Today is Doug’s Birthday and we are RF need to wish him a great day even though we have been celebrating for weeks with fun activities and gifts (not Doug’s choice but its a reason to celebrate a best friend and great outdoors-man). We have been

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Dad’s Orvis Fly Fishing School 101

Dad's Orvis Fly Fishing School 101

2 hours and you have the basic knowledge to get you on the stream, that was the goal of the day. Meet at the Orvis Pittsburgh was the destination for my Dad and I. We planned to meet at 8am I told him and swing by Starbucks in the

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May Rain, Sleet, Snow & Smallmouth

May Rain, Sleet, Snow and Smallmouth was on the menu this morning. A slight fog was coming off the top of the water along with caddis flies. The water temp was 62 degrees and the outside temperature was 36 degrees and windy. I stopped to get 4

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New RF Mesh Series Snap Backs

The new RF Summer Mesh Series Snap Backs are currently being field tested by our Pro Staff and ready for deployment soon.  The hats are high quality Classic Yupoong hats that will come in 6 different colors. The “3rd party RF patch” gives the hat a rustic

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Erie smallmouth Recap

A yearly trip. Ryan and I look forward to the smallmouth runs of the Erie tribs all year long, even more than steelhead runs. This year the fever was contagious. RF blogger Justin got to join us to rip some solid lips. Ryan and I scouted Thursday

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Save a fish, Hook Removal in ease

Hook extraction is routine to some and short of a panic attack to others. It’s not easy to keep calm and move swiftly but the fishes life depends on you executing the hook removal safety. I’ve heard recently of Dad’s wanting to take a their kid fishing but

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