Review: Thomas & Thomas DNA Spey 13′ 7 Weight

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In a world of rapid change, sometimes it’s reassuring to find a reliable constant. And in a world of marketing hype, sometimes it’s reassuring to find something that doesn’t overpromise, but simply delivers. These were my thoughts this summer as I tried out the Thomas & Thomas DNA Spey 13′ 7# on two Atlantic salmon trips to Canada’s Gaspe peninsula.

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Fly Fishing for False Albacore off Cape Cod

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This past weekend, I went out chasing false albacore off Cape Cod with my dad and a friend. The morning lit up with albies immediately, and stayed pretty strong all day, with only a brief pause around slack tide. I’m not always one to count, but I think we boated close to 20 albies. What a day — and what a beautiful day!

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Video: Martha’s Vineyard False Albacore Fly Fishing

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Last summer, I finally made the pilgrimage to Martha’s Vineyard to fish the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby — something that I had wanted to do for years, but had escaped me. I went to fish the Derby not for the two title species, but to fly fish for false albacore, my favorite way to close out the season.

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