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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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When NOT to Pinch Pennies

When NOT to Pinch Pennies

An experienced flyfisher once bragged he had used the same leader for an entire season simply by adding tippet as needed. His rod, reel, and line cost roughly $1300 yet he chose to economize on leaders. Really? The key to fooling fish lies in presenting the fraudulent...

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This Week’s Report

This Week’s Report

Walking along a high bank above my favorite stream revealed long stretches of clear, cold water seemingly devoid of life. Aided by polarized sunglasses, every rock and crevice was exposed. Gone were the schools of cruising minnows or any evidence of the bass, sunfish,...

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