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Hooked

I don't remember my exact age back then, but I was probably near fifteen when I got into fly fishing. I paid about eight dollars for a fiberglass rod that I bought from the only hardware store in town. The money I used was saved from cutting grass and selling ...

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On The Lake - Guide Trip With Kids

This past summer, we went down to the Ozarks for a family trip. I planned to do a lot of fishing with the kids and my brother-in-law. It was their first trip to the Ozarks, and I wanted it to be special. Before the trip, we talked with the kids about fishing, ...

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Rainy Day on the River

Winter has finally hit, and my rods are cleaned and put away for the winter. This past year I fished the Fox River more than ever. I've learned about new spots and techniques, and caught more fish than last year. I also proved to myself that it definitely...

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The Float and Fly, A Historical and Sporting View

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There has been a LOT of talk about the Float and Fly lately in magazines and on regional TV shows. The "Newest" tactic to catch big fish! Reality is that the "Float and Fly" has been around for years. It was originally a way to catch crappie in the winter. ...

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Topwater Tactics

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As I write this article, I'm not thinking about catching fish, but the one that got away. It was last year at this time, and I hooked and lost a truly big bass. I was fishing at a local lake, for less than an hour. I have been fishing for years, but I forgot...

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Canyon Pocket Water

Some of our favorite trout streams across America that are suppose to be a sure bet for catching trophy trout are not always able to live up to all the expectations placed on them. Especially during the hot summer months these special rivers see hundreds or...

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Fly Fishing: Organization is the Key

There are many fly-tying pitfalls that a newly christened fly tier can fall into but one of the worst is not being organized. Can you ever remember getting to one of the last steps in finishing your favorite fly pattern and with one hand being held in place...

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Salt Water Flies: The 3 Essential

All fishermen have their workhorse flies, the flies that account for most of their fish. Unfortunately they rarely think about why those flies work, why that assortment should cover most of their fishing situations. Often fishermen simply have their...

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Fly Fishing in Mongolia

The fish I was looking for was the landlocked taimen (hucho taimen), the largest salmon in the world. Taimen are found only a few rivers in Russia, China, and ongolia. Taimen look much like a salmon, but they differ from the Pacific salmon I am used to...

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Flyfishing in the Dark

I was just eighteen, and I remember lying in the mud, freezing cold and sick to my stomach. I also remember thanking God that I was alive, no worse off than a twisted ankle and some badly pulled muscles. Somewhere in the dark canyon below, I had just lost the ...

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