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Early Season Pike with Norbert Renaud and his Big Shoals Raft

We shipped a Big Shoals with the three piece frame option over to Norbert Renaud in Ireland last year. Recently he got it out for it's first run of the season and it looks like the early season pike action is hating up in .   He has a nice little nugget on the two glass ten weights that I sampled in Louisiana with the Fiberglass Manifesto. I agree with Norbert's assessments on those rods completely. Both the Echo Bad Ass glass and the Epic Bandit 10wts are worthy rods and should have a place among any serious big fish angler's arsenal. Oh yeah and the video is pretty bad ass too.

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3 Miracles in the Marsh

  My mother always says — things happen in threes. The part of me that appreciates behavioral economics assumes that these things are usually confirmation bias. Basically, we only see the things that actually happen in threes while we ignore the things that don't. Whatever, apparently enough people have identified things happening in threes to make it into a thing, and I respect that. So for the sake of a story let's assume things do actually happen in threes.  Recently on a trip with some very cool dudes, namely Cameron Mortensen of The Fiberglass Manifesto, Mike Sepelak of Mike's Gone Fishin'... Again, Derrol Hammer, Captain Steve Martinez and Captain Kevin Morelock of Indigo Guide Service in the Louisiana marsh chasing redfish, I had three...

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Fish Scotland with the SmithFly in the Summer of 2018

  Land of Hope from on Vimeo.  We have a fairly exclusive, super amazing opportunity for 6 lucky anglers to join SmithFly in the wild hinterlands of extreme northern Scotland fishing for Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout and wild brown trout at the amazing Kinloch Lodge on the River Hope  July 1- 8th, 2018. Crucially, the estates (all now owned by one guy) have combined all of their fishing options under one main lodge. By combining all of the estate's fly fishing assets under one operation means that we are able to fish this vast area as it if it were wilderness. Selecting the best options for guests each day based on prevailing conditions, and with the ability to fish a variety of styles...

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The Little Miami Conservancy and their fleet of Big Shoals Rafts to do conservation work

In 2006 and 2007 I spent one of the best years of my life working for some pretty amazing people at For Impact | The Suddes Group. Their whole thing is helping organizations raise money to fund their visions. Tom's (the old guy, OG) thing was to help other people have an IMPACT on the world. His whole goal was to turn the language around on not-for-profits and get people to be about what they FOR, like having an IMPACT not what they are not, profit. Today we delivered four Big Shoals Rafts to the Little Miami Conservancy . The boats were paid for with Ohio Division of Natural Resources funds collected from fishing license money. They will be using the rafts to take donors and...

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