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Tying Streamers

Tying Streamers

It's no secret that big fish eat little fish. The way of the aquatic world strongly recommends streamer fishing. There are two additions I prefer to incorporate into my streamers. First, I consider the addition of eyes to be very important. They give the impression of...

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Lovin’ a Spring Pool

Lovin’ a Spring Pool

A break in the weather sent me to a spring's entrance to a well-structured pool. The river was higher than normal by a few inches leaving the area wadable while creating large, slow eddies both above and below the spring's flow. Deadfall branches border the upper eddy...

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Some Thoughts . . .

Some Thoughts . . .

Icy weather continues to delay my fishing, but newly arrived fly fishing catalogs offering international travel destinations provide sustenance for my adventurous self. Each exotic location is described in minute detail, including posh accommodations, world-class...

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Checking Lines While Pouting

Checking Lines While Pouting

Fishable weather has been rudely interrupted by plummeting temperatures accompanied by freezing rain, snow, and scattered tornadoes (Yup! Snownadoes!) Deeply immersed in a major pout, I opened my reel bag and began checking the line on each spool. Many anglers use...

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A Christmas Gift

A Christmas Gift

This year two consecutive days of mid-60 degree temperatures preceded a warm and very sunny Christmas Day. I was hopeful the sun had warmed the upper layer of the small pond's water and invigorated the fish population. Normally, of course, sunlight is to bass and...

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