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  1. Sticky: WHAT MAKES FLY FISHING FUN FOR ME - Neil - Jan 05, 2015

    WHAT MAKES FLY FISHING FUN FOR ME
    It's early in the morning and the valley is shrouded in a fog. It twists and rolls as the first early morning breeze stirs in the trees making the scene quite...
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    Sticky: THREE PATTERNS - Panfish - Jan 05, 2015

    THREE PATTERNS
    It had been ten days since a fly had been put in the water. That is getting close to being a criminal act. I decided that it was a good day to head out to a pond. There were combines...
  3. Sticky: FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER (Part 17) - EOTG - Jan 05, 2015

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES ? FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER ? Part 17
    In this installment we will be covering sheepshead, pompano and gray (mangrove) snapper. A couple of years ago I had some...
  4. Sticky: IT BEGAN ON A WEDNESDAY - Whipfinish - Jan 05, 2015

    IT BEGAN ON A WEDNESDAY
    It was a small shop in Lacey Washington called the Fly Fisher. Having driven past it a hundred times over the past 6 months impulse finally got the best of me on a spring...
  5. Sticky: FLIES FOR YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY - EOTG - Jan 05, 2015

    FLIES FOR YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY
    One of the first major hatches of the season on many rivers in the western United States is the Salmonfly hatch. This hatch starts on most rivers in late June to early...
  6. Sticky: MEMORIES FROM 2014 - Staff Editorial - Jan 05,2015

    MEMORIES FROM 2014
    Just a few of my memories from 2014. I'm looking forward to making many more in 2015. I hope that you are looking forward to making some good memories this coming year.
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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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    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...
  9. 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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    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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    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...
  12. 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,...
  13. 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...
  20. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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