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Rain, Rain, And More Rain

Rain, Rain, And More Rain

This spring has been anything but normal. Constant rains have eliminated river forays for smallmouth and white bass. Even ponds can't be approached in a vehicle. Finally, I loaded my float tube and gear for a drive to a public waterfowl area that has many ponds in...

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The Winds Of March Are Coming! Here’s Help.

The Winds Of March Are Coming! Here’s Help.

Bass fly fishers are often casting heavy or wind-resistant flies. It's nothing like the trout angler's presentation of a nearly weightless puff of feathers that lights on the surface without disturbance. If we're not careful our weighted offering can enter the water...

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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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