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    Wow... You would think that someone was beating...

    Wow...
    You would think that someone was beating our favorite puppy ;)

    The written word with such short space to put it in lacks much when compared to the face to face communication. Keep that in...
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    Sticky: SALTWATER CHRONICLES #16 - EOTG - Dec 01,2014

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES #16


    The willingness to experiment with fly patterns for me is all about improving a pattern as it relates to a particular situation I have encountered on the water or...
  3. Sticky: RISE ABOVE, BITE BELOW (part 2) - EOTG - Dec 01, 2014

    RISE ABOVE, BITE BELOW (part 2)


    These are two out of many "tested at the creek" and "approved by trout" flies. The midge APE is a surface dry-fly pattern and APE stands for Adults, Pupa, and...
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    Sticky: LAST TRIP 2014 - Panfish - Dec 01,2014

    LAST TRIP 2014


    It is early Monday morning and I looked at the Weather Channel and saw this would be the last day with temperatures that would be much above freezing. Staring the coming of shack...
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    Sticky: WHAT YOU SAW - Whipfinish - Dec 01,2014

    WHAT YOU SAW


    To the casual observer, when a smattering of bugs suddenly hit the windshield it is just that, a bug; nothing more, nothing less. It's just another bug that they will have to scrub...
  6. Sticky: SPRING CREEK AND FREESTONE - Neil - Dec 01,2014

    SPRING CREEK AND FREESTONE


    Fly fishers often speak of two types of streams; freestone and spring. Steams that are classified as freestone are generally streams that depend upon precipitation,...
  7. SPEY CASTING - A HOW TO - Readers Cast (Randy Kadish) - Nov 17, 2014

    SPEY CASTING - A HOW TO
    Perhaps you're in the same fly casting bind I was in. You often don't have enough room to make back casts, and at your age casting a 7-weight fly rod for three or four hours...
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    INTO THE WIND - Panfish - Nov 17, 2014

    INTO THE WIND
    It has rained again and it was way too wet to try to drive into a pond. To wet in many places to walk where there is no grass, too much mud on your feet. That means that the canoe...
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    THE RISE OF STEEL - Whipfinish - Nov 17, 2014

    THE RISE OF STEEL
    The broadleaf ferns held water like a fresh new kitchen sponge as I squeezed my way down a narrow elk trail in search of the sounds of running water up ahead. I was only 100 yards...
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    SALTWATER CHRONICLES #15 - EOTG - Nov 17, 2014

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES #15
    "Why bluegill? They are available to fisherman in nearly every state in the Union, their pugnacity is legendary, and their tenacious yanking, diving, twisting battles are...
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    RISE ABOVE, BITE BELOW - EOTG - Nov 17, 2014

    RISE ABOVE, BITE BELOW
    I have become one of "regulars" at DePuy's Spring Creek (www.depuyspringcreek.com) with the Winter Pass. On our "Opening Day" (October 15th), we would greet, and celebrate...
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    CHANGE IS COMING - Editorial - Nov 17,2014

    CHANGE IS COMING
    Seventeen years ago this last September Deanna and Jim Birkholm, aka The Ladyfisher and James Castwell began a radical new venture; an online magazine dedicated to fly fishing....
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    THE FISH ITSELF - Whipfinish - Nov 03, 2014

    THE FISH ITSELF
    The fall water was low and gin clear, with the occasional red or orange leaf silently drifting past my waders. We had yet to see a frost but nature's paintbrush was already plying...
  14. FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER (part 14) - EOTG - Nov 03, 2014

    FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER (part 14)
    In this installment we will be covering spec's (Spotted Sea Trout), bluefish and Spanish mackerel these three are also very popular sport fish in the...
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    STEEVE'S FIREFLY - FOTW - Nov 03, 2014

    STEEVE'S FIREFLY
    "Every now and then a fly comes along that just seems to have something going for it. This firefly pattern is one such fly. We have caught fish consistently with this pattern from...
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    WHITE OR WHITE - Panfish - Nov 03, 2014

    WHITE OR WHITE
    It was another nice day that and I did not have anything to do. The weather was nice and the itch to get out needed to be taken care of. The harvest was done around a pond that I...
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    THE REASON WE FISH - Neil - Nov 3, 2014

    THE REASON WE FISH
    The reason we fish is a completely open-ended question, and the reasons are as varied as the number of people engaged in the sport. If we break it down farther, "Why do we fish...
  18. TUBE STREAMERS FOR CHARLIE (part 1) - EOTG - Nov 3, 2014

    TUBE STREAMERS FOR CHARLIE (part 1)
    Fishing streamer flies on streams that has hatches is often the angler's last resort, however there are many times throughout the year when streamers are not...
  19. PRESENTATION OR FLY PATTERN? (2014) - EOTG - Oct 20, 2014

    PRESENTATION OR FLY PATTERN? (2014)


    This fall's Baetis hatch at DePuy Spring Creek (www.depuyspringcreek.com) was indeed a "classroom of fly-fishing", filled with too many valuable lessons. I...
  20. FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER (part 13) - EOTG - Oct 20, 2014

    FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER (part 13)


    There is no doubt that Florida offers some of the greatest saltwater fly fishing found anywhere in the world. The saltwater fishing can be so overwhelming...
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    NEW FISH BASKET - Panfish - Oct 20, 2014

    NEW FISH BASKET


    My old fish basket was falling apart, and when I checked and I discovered that my current model is no longer made. So, I started hunting for a new fish basket. I did not want a...
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    CATCHING DAY - Panfish - Oct 20, 2014

    CATCHING DAY


    It had not rained for two days but it was still too wet to drive into many places. A few folks were trying to harvest, but were getting stuck as the ground was too soft.


    I...
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    SMALL BOX FISHING - Whipfnish - Oct 20, 2014

    SMALL BOX FISHING


    Driving past the lake I could see the parking area near the water about half full with visiting day-trippers. Inner-tubes bobbed with folks cooling off, and little ones were...
  24. MARABOU SPAWN SAC (reprint) - FOTW - Oct 20, 2014

    MARABOU SPAWN SAC (reprint)


    The nymph is no different than any other type fly - presentation is still more important than pattern choice. The nymph, for optimum effect, has to drift at the eye...
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    FOR THE LOVE OF GRASS - Neil - Oct 20, 2014

    FOR THE LOVE OF GRASS


    Yes I love grass, but not the kind that you cut with a lawn mower or smoke so that one can take a trip without leaving the farm. The grass that I have had a love affair...
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