The In-Law’s Bass Pond

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"The pond was full of those great lily pads, and I guess that's where the problem started." I guess I should be happy, but I'm not. Ever since my in-laws moved to South Carolina the compulsory visits have had a silver lining. I discovered a little bass pond...



Garners Carp Dancer

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CARP ARE A NOTORIOUSLY PICKY FISH. Anyone who's thrown a fly at carp can tell you what a frustrating experience it can be. Fortunately our resident warm water expert Garner Reid has a solution. The Carp Dancer. The carp dancer is tied on a curved shank hook...



Carp on the Fly – 12 Q&A’s to Get You Ready

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Good friend and fly fishing guide, Ryan Dunne has been capitalizing on the growing carp buzz by fly anglers lately. Ryan commented, "I've seen a significant increase in carp fishing inquiries the last two years, and when the dog days of summer arrive and the trout...



Carp Czar

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I recently had the great pleasure of spending a day carp fishing with my friend Bruce Smithhamer. It was every bit as challenging as promised. The fish were gearing up for the spawn and were lock jawed. We would have gone fish-less if not for...



You buy your portfolio every morning

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In the old days I ran a hedge fund. That’s right. Half a billion dollars doing whatever I told it. Big trades, big profits (and losses) and big pressure. I learned a lot from a decade in that role that has helped me on the stream....