Sunday Classic / Dreaming of Steelhead

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I WOKE THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT DREAMING THAT I WAS FISHING FOR STEELHEAD. Not epic, fish hoisting, hero shoting, steelhead fishing but, ass backwards, pointless, penitent steelhead fishing. Swinging tiny flies on floating lines in the turbid, chocolate waters of spring run off (and this is...



Josie’s Big Day

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I’ve never had a dog who was a really good fishing partner. When I brought Josie home, I knew that was going be be a goal. My dog and me out on the river, doing our thing without any particular plan. It sounds good on paper...



Haunted Dreams

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She was surely the largest bass I would have caught on a fly, I thought to myself as I studied her every move. Taking notes of her general attitude and behavior towards the other fish around her. I stumbled upon her while walking the banks...



What’s in a net?

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By Justin Pickett My indicator drops below the turbulent surface and my rod bends over as I come tight to a nice rainbow trout. Her initial reaction took her further into the head of the deep run, shaking her head violently in an attempt to escape...



First Shot

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By Justin Pickett "With an explosion, the water suddenly gave way to expose the shimmering scales and black fins of a perfect Everglades Silver King." The weeks of preparation, tying, and fantasizing had come to an absolute end as I found myself sitting in the backseat of...