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  1. Presenting White lightening; The Tidal River Perch

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    Hello, folks. Happy Monday . . .

    Trapped at work? Well, Chapter Five of Small Fry has just been published online by Global Fly Fisher. This latest installment of my free online fishing book...
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    . Hi. To clarify . . . Stand in the...

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    Hi. To clarify . . .

    Stand in the crick with just your leader and maybe a foot or three of flyline hanging from the rod tip. Use light flip or roll casts into a current flowing toward...
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    Presenting: Solid rocky; The Punk Rock Bass

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    Hello, folks. Happy Monday . . .

    Trapped at work? Well, Chapter Four of Small Fry has just been published online by Global Fly Fisher. This latest installment of my free online fishing book...
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    Today Is Ernest Hemingway's Birthday

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    Hello. Today, July 21st, marks the 109th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway's birth. I plan to celebrate his day by reading "Big Two-Hearted River, pts. 1 and 2" as well as the trout fishing scene...
  5. Presenting Rob-fin Redbreast; The Stream Sunfish

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    Hello, folks. Happy Monday.

    Trapped at work? Well, Chapter Three of Small Fry has just been published online by Global Fly Fisher. This latest installment of my free online fishing book is...
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    . Hi. Thanks for the thumbs up feedback,...

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    Hi. Thanks for the thumbs up feedback, jsalkas . . .

    I use the Olive Woolly Bugger all the time for smallmouth, and the only reason I didn't play up that pattern in the chapter is simply...
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    Presenting Brookus bassa: The Smallmouth

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    Hi. I have a free to read chapter about the smallmouth bass from my new book, Small Fry, published online here:


    Presenting Brookus bassa: The Smallmouth
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  8. Thread: Stolen Gear Story

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    Stolen Gear Story

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    Hi. I had a bunch of gear stolen along a river during an outing in May. I may have lost a lot of equipment, but I did manage to get a great true fish story out of the experience, which you all...
  9. Thread: quote for 3-3

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    Oh! Yes! There is nothing quite like the sharp...

    Oh! Yes! There is nothing quite like the sharp "Tugga-Tugga!" strike of a channel catfish along a big freestone river. A size 8 Olive Wolly Bugger fished with a wet fly swing is a sure bet. Here's...
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    Re: LL Bean Travel Series Rod

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    Hi . . .

    I rewarded myself with the 6-piece model this spring, and I must say it is an excellent piece of craft for fly fishing. I pack the 13" case into my courier bag, hop onto my...
  11. Thread: Rock Bass!

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    Re: Rock Bass!

    [quote="Big Bad Wulff"]I went trout fishing this weekend and would up getting into a "nest" of rock bass. Man, was that fun!


    "Feeling Strong Now . . ."

    Rockie the Rock Bass has been a...
  12. Thread: quote for 11-27

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    Re: quote for 11-27

    Thomas MsGuane says in this interview:

    http://www.identitytheory.com/people/birnbaum46.html

    "Fishing is the most published subject outside mathematics there is. Did you know that?"

    I (we) do...
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    Hi there. This entertaining and informative...

    Hi there. This entertaining and informative illustrated book contains two chapters dedicated to channel catfish on the fly:


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157188 ... e&n=283155


    Tight...
  14. Thread: Catfish on a fly?

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    Hi there. Here is a strategy that works...

    Hi there.

    Here is a strategy that works wonders on the right water: Fish nymph patterns deep in the fast water below low-head dams and along tidal rivers during low tide! Standard patterns such as...
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    Harry W. Murray has a great article in the new...

    Harry W. Murray has a great article in the new American Angler, too. The topic this time is fishing wood effectively for smallmouth bass.
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    "Diversity Day" on Wissahickon Creek

    I rose with the sun and pedaled my mountain bike from Philadelphia up to Wissahickon Creek for a wonderful Saturday of coolwater action on the fly. Fished a nice long stretch of the creek during the...
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    Redbreasts in the River!

    I spent a postcard perfect Monday afternoon OUT of the office and IN the Schuylkill River in sight of the red, white, and blue Philadelphia skyline. I used a size 12 Orange Stimulator, a deer hair...
  18. I admire the redbreast sunfish. You see, the...

    I admire the redbreast sunfish. You see, the redbreast is the STREAM sunfish, thus a superior fly rodding quarry.

    The redbreast's popular cousin, the bluegill, is often lumped along with the...
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