Take It With You When You Go

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By Justin Pickett PLASTIC BOTTLES AND BAGS. FLIP FLOPS. SPENT BEER CANS. A UNIROYAL TIRE THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY NEVER ROTATED. EVEN CREEPY DOLL HEADS. IT’S AN UNFORTUNATE REALITY OF FISHING – TRASH. Walk the banks of any river or stream that either flows through or borders a...



You May Be Killing Steelhead And Not Even Know It

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STEELHEADERS ARE GENERALLY PRETTY SERIOUS ABOUT CATCH-AND-RELEASE, BUT IT'S LIKELY THAT MANY ARE MORTALLY WOUNDING FISH WITHOUT EVER KNOWING IT. There are few species of fish as vulnerable as wild steelhead. These fish are beset on all sides by threats both natural and man-made. With their...



Nobody Wants To See Your Rotting Corpse

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THIS IS WHY MY HERO SHOTS WILL ALWAYS LOOK BETTER THAN YOURS! I try not to do this. To give up on a well-reasoned argument and turn to an angry rant, but once in a while I can't help myself. I'm sick and tired of opening...



The cutthroat and the sweet sixteen

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"HE IS OUR LEGACY. HE WAS LEFT HERE FOR US BY A LOVING FATHER, IF YOU BELIEVE IN THAT SORT OF THING, AND ONCE HE IS GONE WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REPLACE HIM." My friend Gary Lacey did me a disservice while shooting clays...



Buying US-Made Fly fishing Gear Helps US Fisheries

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DID YOU KNOW THAT 10% OF THAT NEW FLY REEL GOES TO SUPPORT FISHERIES? It's true. Thanks to the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937 and the Dingell-Johnson Act of 1950, a 10% excise tax on all hunting and fishing equipment goes into a trust fund to support...