Sunday Classic / Fight The Good Fight, in Saltwater or Fresh

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MY FRIEND KIRK DEETER SAYS FRESHWATER AND SALTWATER FLY FISHING ARE, "TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPORTS PLAYED WITH THE SAME EQUIPMENT." In essence that is true and Kirk's point is doubly true. Anyone who's tried both can attest to that, but some of that equipment looks more...

Standing in the River Carrying a Torch

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Standing in the River Carrying a Torch A different kind of love story. Men and fish parted ways a long time ago. You couldn't call it an amiable divorce. The fish got everything. The mountain streams, the lazy winding rivers, the deep blue sea, everything. Men had...

Sunday Classic / Trout Deformities

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I SPOTTED THIS LITTLE GUY IN A HATCHERY SUPPORTED STREAM IN NORTH CAROLINA AND FISHED TO HIM UNTIL I CAUGHT HIM SO I COULD GET A PHOTO. While not common exactly, deformities like this are not unusual in either hatcheries or in the wild but you...

10 Tips For Spotting Permit

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PERHAPS THE LOFTIEST GOAL IN FLY FISHING IS CATCHING A PERMIT. Maybe it's not your thing but if there truly is a fish of ten-thousand casts, it's the permit. There is enough to catching permit to fill a bookshelf or magazine rack. It's a complicated game,...

Sunday Classic / The Finer Points of the Ready Position

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I'VE TALKED ABOUT THE READY POSITION BEFORE BUT IN TEACHING THE BONEFISH 101 PRIMER ON OUR TRIP TO ANDROS SOUTH, IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT SOME OF THE FINER POINTS BEAR REPEATING OR AT LEAST MORE THOROUGH EXPLANATION. A good ready position is vital in making...