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Straighten Up and Fish Right

2 months ago
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A Beautiful Deception

For the entry-level, first-timer flyfisher, dipping the toe of his/her wading boot tentatively into the water, the learning curve can be steep and intimidating. Gear, knots, casting, where to go, how to read the water when you arrive streamside, the challenges seem endless at times. And nothing is more bewildering when you arrive at the well-stocked fly shop and are confronted with dozens in not hundreds of bins on the fly table.

2 months ago
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The Perch and Pike bug

The Perch and Pike bug

Happily I am driving north, more than two hours’ worth, smiling all the way. I’ve caught the perch bug, and I’m happier than stink about it...
3 months ago
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What Fishing Means to Me

What Fishing Means to Me

Call it gratitude.  Fishing has provided me countless memories, moments that make me smile, that are meaningful, and have been the backbone for many amazing connections to wonderful people...

3 months ago
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Hiring a fly fishing guide for beginners

Hiring a fly fishing guide for beginners

Fly fishing can be a little bit of a daunting sport at first but one way for beginners to improve their skill is to hire a guide...

4 months ago
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It's time to take up fly fishing

It's time to take up fly fishing

If you have ever considered taking up fly fishing now is a great time to start....

4 months ago
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Getting There Is Half the Battle

Getting There Is Half the Battle

Every travelling angler – especially when they cast their fate to an airline – has experienced that sinking feeling in their gut when they place their rod cases on the oversized luggage rack.

5 months ago
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No Fun in the Sun – a Survivor’s Guide to Fishing the Flats

No Fun in the Sun – a Survivor’s Guide to Fishing the Flats

As the snow months arrive, sadly, the angler’s window of opportunity closes to little more than a crack.

Fishing through the ice, getting out on the few open-water situations available, tying flies, or dreaming of sunny ways or yesterdays...

5 months ago
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Unlocking New Waters: Building Confidence with Attractor Patterns for Successful Fly Fishing

Unlocking New Waters: Building Confidence with Attractor Patterns for Successful Fly Fishing

When fishing new water, particularly remote stretches, I like to begin with any one of a number of popular searching or attractor patterns.

6 months ago
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Finding and Fishing New Trout Streams

Finding and Fishing New Trout Streams

Most of us are creatures of habit, and our tendency to fall back on the tried and trusted extends to our fishing habits as much as it does the rest of our lives. Do you find yourself fishing the same streams and the same reaches of those streams year after year?...

6 months ago
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