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April 27, 2008

I recently had the pleasure of fishing with fellow Orvis Endorsed Guide Justin Anwyl for his species of choice, sea bass. Justin spends more than 300 days a year taking clients out after bass, and on his days off is frequently found flicking fluff for them himself.Its hard to resist such passion, even when it […]

April 26, 2008

On our last full day in Texas, we joined guides Steve and Rob and ESPN journalist Lynn Burkhead in a pair of bass boats on Lake Fork. At an impressive 27,264 acres, Lake Fork is in three counties. An incredibly successful bass fishery, it was flooded in 1979 over existing forest. The clear boating channels […]

April 26, 2008

Despite the perception of  Texas being populated by longhorn cattle, cowboys and cacti, when we arrived East Texas was just drying out from a flood. Ranch manager cum wildlife biologist Zach Willeford and Mike, a Texas Parks and Wildlife ranger, awaited us with weapons at the ready. In a country where you can buy a […]

April 26, 2008

Every year I try to add at least one new package to our repertoire. With the exchange rate in our favour, and the welcome mat out at friends’, it seemed only right to sample Texas. I am loathe to experiment on clients, so friends get roped in as lab rats (for those of you keen […]