Saturday Shoutout / The Shop

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Ever stop to think about the roll the fly shop plays in your community? In your life? Mathew Copeland at Stalking the seam did. The result is this insightful analysis. When you think about it, maybe all your community needs is a fly shop. Or maybe...

Garner’s White Trash Bass Fly

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WANT TO CATCH BIG BASS? How about really big bass? Striper fishing rivers in the south during the summer can be off the hook but it can also be challenging. Those big bruisers can get pretty damned selective and you a pattern that will get them...

Why Travel For Great Lakes Carp?

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By Jason Tucker Everyone has a bucket list. For most of us that includes the Bahamas or a similar destination for bonefish. Carp fishing the flats in the Great Lakes should also be on that list. Why? Crystal clear water in an other-worldly setting. Once you get out...

A First Look At Abaco, Bahamas

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Abaco, Bahamas is a fly fishing destination that’s been on my radar for a long time. Like most anglers, I have my home waters. Places I know well and can find fish without starting from square one, and like most anglers I tend to spend a...

Sunday Classic / 8 Common Mistakes Anglers Make Fighting Trout

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By Kent Klewein If I looked backed on my early fly fishing days and had to grade my fish fighting skills, it would yield a discouraging report card. I lost way more fish than I actually landed during those first few years after picking up...