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    Sticky: WHEN SIMPLE IS BEST - Neil - Feb 21, 2014

    WHEN SIMPLE IS BEST
    I have been tying flies for nearly 50 years and I have a room filled with all kinds of fly tying stuff to prove it. I have book shelves that are groaning under the weight of...
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    Sticky: SWAPPING FLIES - Whipfinish - Apr 21, 2014

    SWAPPING FLIES
    I have an old flat foamed SA fly box that is adorned with stickers, writing, and a strip of duct tape to help hold the latch closed. It's an endearing part of my tying ensemble and I...
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    Sticky: FIRST TRIP 2014 - Panfish - Apr 21, 2014

    FIRST TRIP 2014
    The ice went off the day before we headed for Sow Bug and by the time we got home and I could head for a pond the ice had been off for over a week. I was not sure that it was...
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    Sticky: YNP (part 27) - EOTG - Apr 21, 2014

    YNP (part 27)
    When I was a kid there was always an Open Day of the fishing season and a Closing Day of the fishing season. The first day of the season was full of mystery and promise of the season...
  5. Sticky: FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS (part 8) - EOTG - Apr 21, 2014

    FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS (part 8 )
    Because spring creek waters are clear and rich in nutrition, sculpin and other types of minnows inhabit the stream in great numbers. Hence they are one of...
  6. Sticky: WHAT A TROUT SEES - Book Review - Apr 21, 2014

    WHAT A TROUT SEES
    Geoff Mueller is a senior editor at the Drake Magazine and the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman Magazine and is a talented and dedicated fly fisher who travels to some of...
  7. Sticky: VENISON ROAST - What's cooking - Apr 21, 2014

    VENISON ROAST
    I've deer hunted over the years and it was always a tradition in our camp that the first deer shot was usually consumed in camp during the week or so that we were there. The only...
  8. Sticky: MOMMA-"I ONCE WAS LOST AND NOW AM FOUND!" - Readers cast (Dick Taylor) - Apr 21, 2014

    MOMMA - "I ONCE WAS LOST AND NOW AM FOUND!"
    This story begins with a rather strange happening concerning our son's dog that we were keeping at the time. He was a very black hairy critter that...
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    Sticky: TYING WITH MINK - FOTW - Apr 21, 2014

    TYING WITH MINK
    The fur of semiaquatic mammals like the mink, otter, muskrat, beaver and others, all possess oils that help them shed water. These oils provide the fur with a natural ability to...
  10. FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS (part 7) - EOTG - Apr 7, 2014

    FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS (part 7)
    Caddis often seems to be forgotten or even ignored due to the popularity of mayflies on spring creeks. They will also hatch and cause trout to rise and will...
  11. A SPRING CREEK RUNS THROUGH IT - Neil - Apr 7, 2014

    A SPRING CREEK RUNS THROUGH IT
    I started my fly fishing adventure on the Au Sable River in Michigan. If you have fished the Au Sable you know that it has spring creek characteristics, and back in...
  12. WADING LIMESTONE - Readers cast (Ralph Long) - Apr 7, 2014

    WADING LIMESTONE
    The dance of a struggling Sulfur mayfly drifted past my waders as I watched the display in anticipation. To the unaccustomed eye one would think it was merely a bug struggling in...
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    WHY OVER MY HEAD? - Panfish - Apr 7, 2014

    WHY OVER MY HEAD?
    It was a day that called me to head for a pond. We had more rain again and it was too wet to drive into ponds. So I headed out to a pond near the University. By going there I...
  14. THE FLY FISHING CHRONICLES OF YNP (part 26) - EOTG - Apr 7, 2014

    THE FLY FISHING CHRONICLES OF YNP (part 26)
    Streamer flies often seem to be tied to catch anglers as well as trout. Some of us, me included, seem to have that dreaded disease called...
  15. BECOME A THINKING FLY TIER - Book Review - Apr 7, 2014

    BECOME A THINKING FLY TIER
    An engineer is a designer and has a drive to understand how things work with an eye toward improvement; this definition describes the author of Become A Thinking Fly...
  16. HARROP'S HENRY'S FORK CADDIS (from the archives) - FOTW - Apr 7, 2014

    HARROP'S HENRY'S FORK CADDIS (from the archives)
    Learned this one in a fly tying class conducted by Leslie Harrop a couple years ago, and it has become my go to caddis pattern. It rides very low,...
  17. RABBIT & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE - What's cooking - Apr 7, 2014

    RABBIT & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
    This is an all-time favorite of mine. I am often asked to contribute this dish to the several 'wild game' dinners that I attend each year. It's simple, delicious and...
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    BY GARY BORGER - Book Review - Mar 24, 2014

    BY GARY BORGER


    These three volumes are part of a continuing set of books written by Gary Borger, a well-known angler and fly fishing instructor
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    LITTLE RINGS - Whipfinish - Mar 24, 2014

    LITTLE RINGS


    Standing on the bank of the pond offered an elevated perch from which to observe the body of water which was laid out in full display. The late August sun was but a short distance...
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    YOU DECIDE - Panfish - Mar 26, 2014

    YOU DECIDE


    I had been invited to a fish a pond where the owner was withdrawing water for his cattle. The owner was concerned that the fish would not survive the winter. When I arrived the pond...
  21. FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS (part 6) - EOTG - Mar 24, 2014

    FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS (part 6)


    Perhaps mayfly hatches are the most iconic and captivating images of spring creek fishing. Do you want to fish with dun and emerger dry-flies? Yes, you...
  22. THE FLY FISHING CHRONICLES OF YNP (part 25) - EOTG - Mar 24, 2014

    THE FLY FISHING CHRONICLES OF YNP (part 25)


    In this selection I will continue with the information on fishing streamers as related to Lewis Lake and the Lewis Channel.


    In a previous...
  23. AMERICAS TROUT - GATLINGURG - Readers cast (Tom Deschaine) - Mar 24, 2014

    AMERICAS TROUT - GATLINGURG


    Gatlinburg, Tennessee is not only a hub for the gathering of trout fisherman but is also megalopolis for family fun and entertainment. Located in the heart of the...
  24. ZENO - Readers cast (Tom Deschaine) - Mar 24, 2014

    ZENO


    There is virtually a Catholic Patron Saint for every trade, country, cause, group and special interest that you can imagine. What exactly is a Patron Saint? They are canonized virtuous and...
  25. AL'S STONEFLY NYMPHS (from the archives) - FOTW - Mar 24, 2014

    AL'S STONEFLY NYMPHS (from the archives)


    This is a long and intricate pattern. If you are a beginner, it may challenge your abilities a little too much, but it will also help show you how to...
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