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  1. Sticky: CREELING MEMORIES - Whipfinish - Feb 3, 2016

    CREELING MEMORIES


    I stood on the bank and watched as he cast in the run, absorbed by the act of fishing as his upstream leg rebelled against the current that was determined not to allow him to...
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    Sticky: MIXED DAY - Panfish - Feb 3, 2016

    MIXED DAY


    My wife had been asked to help with a project so I was free for the day. I headed to a nearby pond with a bamboo rod and the 1 weight graphite. I took two fly boxes and two hook boxes...
  3. Sticky: ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES, BACK TO FIRST DESIRE - EOTG - Feb 3, 2016

    ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES, BACK TO FIRST DESIRE


    A little break here; ten books are not enough to discuss to Atlantic Salmon Flies, but I have acquired and read through these within a year. I...
  4. Sticky: From the Archives, Nov 8 1999 - Ladyfisher - Feb 3, 2016

    From the Archives, Nov 8 1999


    We saw something really neat recently. JC and I were at the Guide's Fly Shop and on the wall, toward the back, was a shadow box. Fly tiers and lovers of flies...
  5. Sticky: FROM THE ARCHIVES, THE OLD ROD - Editorials - Feb 3, 2016

    FROM THE ARCHIVES, THE OLD ROD


    Sounds like the title of a great story. Wish that it was so, but it is just about an old cane rod I bought a few days ago. I still am not quite sure why I bought...
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    Sticky: THE FUN FACTOR - Neil - Feb 3, 2016

    THE FUN FACTOR


    When was the last time that you could actually say that you just went fishing for fun? As a consummate observer of people's behavior I have noticed that I see more and more...
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    LITTLE SUCCESS - Panfish - Jan 4 2016

    LITTLE SUCCESS


    I went to as pond on the only day of the week that I had free to go fishing. I had other things that needed to be done, which seems crazy for a retired guy. It was still way to...
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    BENT ON GLASS - Whipfinish - Jan 4 2016

    BENT ON GLASS


    "How do you cast with this noodle?" was my buddy's comment as he stood next to the truck whipping the little glass 3 weight back and forth. "Why do you fish with these rods?"

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    ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES - EOTG - Jan 4 2016

    ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES


    Through the course, I realized Atlantic Salmon Flies are indeed an old-school subject. It's the tradition and the historical legacy, which has been loved and transferred...
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    DO FISH HAVE PHD'S? - Neil - Jan 4 2016

    DO FISH HAVE PHD'S?


    We have all heard about that 'wily' brown trout or that 'cagey' old bass, but what do we mean when we use such terms? Too often I think that when we use these terms we infer...
  11. BEST OF FAOL - Ladyfisher - Editorial - Jan 4 2016

    BEST OF FAOL - Ladyfisher


    If Robert Fulghum was a fly fisher he might have said, "The lack of etiquette can greatly reduce the joys of fishing." Or as Grandmother used to say, "There is just no...
  12. BEST OF FAOL - AL CAMPBELL - Editorial - Jan 4 2016

    BEST OF FAOL - AL CAMPBELL


    The normal evolution a fly fisher goes through usually includes fly tying sometime after the first year or two. Some take up fly tying to cut the costs of all the...
  13. THE ENIGMA THAT IS THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER - EOTG - Jan 4 2016

    THE ENIGMA THAT IS THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER

    In this article I will be dealing with the Yellowstone River from the boundary of Yellowstone National to Billings Montana with a few notes and...
  14. HOW TO FISH 60 FLIES - Readers Cast (Richard Taylor) - Dec 7,2015

    HOW TO FISH 60 FLIES


    It was a fairly hot day in late October and casting into a river of floating leaves on a windy day wasn't the best of options. Nevertheless it beat the heck out of sitting...
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    THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE - Neil - Dec 7,2015

    THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE


    Fly fishing for trout is considered by many people to be the pinnacle of the sport, especially dry fly fishing for visually feeding fish. Fish feeding in this manner can...
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    INCREDIBLE - Panfish - Dec 7,2015

    INCREDIBLE


    The weather is still warm which is weird for first of November in Iowa. No matter the temperature the water calls. I had received a call that a field had been harvested and the road...
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    THE SOLACE OFWATER - Whipfinish - Dec 7,2015

    THE SOLACE OFWATER


    Retrieving my line as dusk fell heavy on the water; I hooked the diminutive size #18 bead-head on the keeper and drew the rod snug. My eyes rose above the high water mark on...
  18. ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES - The Salmon Flyer - EOTG - Dec 7, 2015

    ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES - The Salmon Flyer


    The Salmon Flyer - In the Online and Digital Era:


    All through the course of pursuing Atlantic Salmon Flies, I've been greatly benefited by online...
  19. ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES - Classic Salmon Fly Patterns - EOTG - Dec 7, 2015

    ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES - Classic Salmon Fly Patterns


    Classic Salmon Fly Patterns: Over 1700 Patterns From The Golden Age Of Tying by Mike Radencich (2012)


    Further Pursuits:


    By the...
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    FLY FISHING HISTORY - EOTG - Dec 7,2015

    FLY FISHING HISTORY


    Many times over the years I have written about fly fishing history and some of my ramblings have appeared here on the pages of Fly Angler's On Line. I have always been...
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    TENKARA LESSONS - Neil - Nov 2, 2015

    TENKARA LESSONS


    Unless you have been "off the grid" or living in a cave for the last several years you certainly have heard of Tenkara fishing, a type of fly fishing that originated in the...
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    HARE'S EAR PATTERNS - EOTG - Nov 2, 2015

    HARE'S EAR PATTERNS






    We will be discussing some of the famous Hare's Ear patterns of history along with a selection of various Hare's Ear Patterns that I have used as a Fly Fishing Guide...
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    FUN - Panfish - Nov 2, 2015

    FUN


    I got several things done in the yard so I decided that I needed to head for a pond. I was not sure I could get the canoe in, but went to one of my favorites. As it turned out I could drive...
  24. CLASSIC SALMON FLY MATERIALS - Book review - Nov 2, 2015

    CLASSIC SALMON FLY MATERIALS


    In the previous chapter, I discussed hook and gut loop and now we will look at feathers. At the beginning, it did sound somewhat intimidating and overwhelming to...
  25. A BEAUTIFUL NEMESIS - Whipfinish - Nov 2,2015

    A BEAUTIFUL NEMESIS


    Finding myself along one of my favorite streams as fall fast approaches I took the chance to get an hour-or-so on the water. With multiple priorities pulling me in different...
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