New Video! Master-Class Monday: “Gunnin’ Yer Gear”

“Truth: you have to be able to abuse your gear. Full stop. If your gear isn’t engineered to be absolutely idiot-proof, or at least idiot situation-proof, then why buy it? It doesn’t matter if you’re somewhat under-weighted for that fish in that situation, you should at least be able to step up a couple of weight classes and stand a reasonable chance of catching an unusually large trout in larger water, using lighter tippet than you’d like, and still put the guns to the fish in order to land it in equitable time that respects its health. We can’t control what eats our fly sometimes, but we sure better be able to rely on our gear. Of course this is all within reason, but let’s take a look at some of these considerations!”

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