Tiger Trout

This Tiger Was Made in the Lab They are a hybrid of a female brown trout and a male brook trout. They are distinctive, the dark modeled pattern of a brook trout’s back extending down their sides to their belly. This bold pattern won them the name tiger trout. The...

Choosing Carp Flies: What Are They Eating?

Photo by Louis Cahill by Dan Frasier  “If you think you know where to start without intimately knowing the water and fish you are about to chase, carp will whip your ass.” John Gierach, in his book Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders, writes about expertizing. That is,...

Choosing a Fly Rod is Like Choosing a Guitar

Little G Weevil with his 1940 Kay Photo by Louis Cahill “Who are those $850 fly rods for? If the experts don’t need them and the beginners can’t appreciate them, who needs them?” If you follow G&G on Facebook then you probably know about my love of old school...

How Louis Got His Groove Back

Good Bye Darlin’ Photo by Joel Dickey It’s hard to overstate the importance of confidence in fly fishing. It’s often the special sauce on success. I squint into the sun. My eyes burn from sweat and sun screen. I take a few deep breaths and puff them back out. I...

5 Tips For Teaching Kids To Fly-Fish

Maxine McCormick photo by Chris Korich To my mind, there’s nothing more important than teaching kids to fish. If done right, it’s an investment that pays three times. For the child you teach, it’s a life of wonder and purpose, which builds character and keeps them...

The In-Law’s Bass Pond

Photo by Louis Cahill I guess I should be happy, but I’m not. Ever since my in-laws moved to South Carolina the compulsory visits have had a silver lining. I discovered a little bass pond just down the road. It’s a sort of neighborhood open space and I’ve seen a few...