Sunday Classic / The more things change, the more they stay the same

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I RECEIVED THIS PHOTO FROM MY BROTHER TOM, VIA TEXT MESSAGE. It seems he has been sorting through some of the belongings that my grandparents left behind. In an old dresser he found this list in my young handwriting. My guess is that this dates from...

Fly Feature: Stealth Bomber

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By Justin Pickett IT DIVES AND IT GURGLES. IT SPUTTERS AND IT BUBBLES. AND IT JUST PLAIN CATCHES FISH! The Stealth Bomber is by far my number one topwater fly pattern for warm water species. Whether I’m after smallmouth or largemouth bass, or targeting bluegill, it’s always...

4 Tips For Capturing Better Release Shots of Your Fish

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YOUR BEST SHOT AT CAPTURING A GOOD PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU AND YOUR CATCH, IS FIRST HAVING SOMEONE ALONG WITH YOU THAT'S COMPETENT WITH A CAMERA IN THEIR HANDS. But even a world class photographer will tell you, it's extremely difficult getting those picture perfect photographs, if...

Sunday Classic / Treat your sunglasses as though your vision depends upon them

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YOUR ROD, REEL AND LINE MAY BE THE ONLY PIECES OF GEAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR SUNGLASSES. On most days I'd rather have the wrong fly than the wrong glasses. They are not only crucial for sight fishing and reading water but make wading safer and...

Don’t get yourself caught in a tight spot!

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By Justin Pickett "MY MOUTH SPEWED WITH EXPLETIVES. MY BUDDY’S FACE WAS BLANK. I KNEW THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF SEVERAL POOR DECISIONS." Recently, I headed up north with a great friend of mine to fish a small stream in north Georgia. Over the past couple...