Sunday Classic / 6 Tips for Executing a Proper Figure-Eight Retrieve

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For the first time, this year, I got to experience the thrill of watching a musky devour my bucktail streamer right at the boat during a figure-eight retrieve. I had dreamed of witnessing this first hand for years, and I have to say, it live...

Fight Big Fish with the Butt Section of the Fly Rod Not the Tip

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If you fly fish long enough and pay your dues, it's just a matter of time until you hook into a giant fish and experience defeat. I've always loved the saying, "It's always the big ones that get away", like it provides anglers a viable...

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...

Sunday Classic / Gold Nugget

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I'm a big fan of that Gold Rush TV show filmed up in Alaska. I don't know what it is about that show but I'm hooked. Go ahead, call me dumb for wasting my time watching it, I'm just dying to see one of those...

Don’t Let Yourself Get Numb to the Reward

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By Kent Klewein IS THAT COOKIE CUTTER RAINBOW TROUT MAKING YOU FEEL NUMB INSIDE? ARE YOU LOSING THE FEELING OF REWARD LATELY ON THE WATER? Two decades have passed since I caught my first trout on a fly rod, and even with all those years that have...