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After ten years of fly fishing obsession it’s dawned on me that i’ve acquired more than enough fly fishing gear to outfit a small posse. Because of this I’ll be featuring a ton of product over the next week or so that is available for CRAZY prices. Think of it as helping a fledgling blog find the finances to continue! All proceeds will go to helping grow this blog!

For this round I’m unloading my arsenal of Cabela CGR’s that I’ve acquired over the last two years. Here is the blurb from Cabelas where they retail for $130 but are currently on sale for $60 (a normal deal Cabela’s does) but where they are almost always backordered. The following is their description from

Enjoy a taste of the golden age of fly fishing when you head to the river with the Cabela’s CGR Fiberglass Fly Rod. There’s nothing quite like a fiberglass fly rod when you need to make delicate presentations in close quarters. The CGR’s deep-bending, full-flexing slow action delivers unsurpassed feel and protects light tippets when fighting large fish. High-quality finishing touches include high-grade cork handles with model-specific grips and spigot ferrules. This series offers the five original models with the addition of a 6’2″, 2-weight rod. 5/6- and 7/8-weight rods feature fighting butts. 7/8-weight features a saltwater reel seat. All models include a nylon rod case.

I am selling the following models:

CGR 262-3-  this is a 2WT, 6’3″ in three pieces- minimal wear – $40

CGR 359-3-  this is a 3WT, 5’9″ in three pieces- minimal wear – $40

P.S. the 4WT has sold!

P.S. the 5/6 WT has sold!

Note: Because of the low price I am only selling these rods to anyone in Austin or nearby that can pay cash ASAP. It’s just not worth it financially for me or you to ship these rods. (Those rods are coming soon!)

Also note: To be fair to everyone I can not HOLD rods or take credit cards, etc. First to pay wins on this one!

Contact me at Five-one-two-923-6074 if you are committed to buying right away!

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The fine folks at Howler Brothers are once again looking for two stellar folks to travel all summer and represent not just their brand but also their lifestyle.

The Howler Privateers program is back for 2017! And this year we have even more in store for the lucky winners. Dubbed by many as “the ultimate summer gig”, this endeavor will take you coast to coast, let you fish, swim, surf, hang out with friends new and old, shoot photos and video and fly your Howler flag high. As last year’s Privateers can attest, it is full-time adventure. We are looking for a winning pair to come on board for the Summer as the third annual Howler Privateers. You’ll get to spend some time at Howler HQ in Austin, TX and then set sail in our deluxe Howler van visiting our retailers, running pop up shops, assisting at trade shows and heeding the call at various ports of call. You’ll get paid (a little) and learn (a lot). Half of it is work but you won’t notice because it will all be fun and an adventure.   –

Best of luck to all applicants (and especially dF readers!)

Legendary local guide Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides is finally blowing up as both a Howler Bros. ambassador and a key player in the new fly fishing feature from Yeti that will be showing next Monday at the Yeti flagship store here in Austin!

Swing by the newly opened YETI Flagship on South Congress Avenue for a night of cold drinks and fly films. We’ll be premiering our newest YETI Presents film, The Devil’s, and showing some of our classic fly favorites. 

Our friends from Howler Brothers will be onsite with a popup experience and the fellas from All Water Guides will be there with info on their Austin-based guide services. 

To sweeten the deal, buy a YETI Colster and YETI will buy you a beer from the Barrr.  – The Yeti Facebook Page

Keep an eye out for a dude in a fedora (me) that will have a grip of die Fische and Gruene Outfitter stickers to hand out!

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This Thanksgiving i’m thankful for many things, and one of them is that there are people and companies like Patagonia out there using their resources to do as much good as possible.

On Black Friday, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales to grassroots organizations working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. We’re determined to use every means at our disposal to defend our world’s climate, air, water and soil. In these divisive times, protecting what we all hold in common is more important than ever before.  –

Both their brick and mortar stores (there is one in downtown Austin) and their online store at are taking part so please consider voting for positive change with your dollars, pesos, euros, etc.