Big Salmon and Rock N’ Roll: An Interview With Eric Clapton

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The name Eric Clapton is synonymous with rock and roll, but in certain circles he’s just as well known as a fly angler. Clapton has been fishing his entire life but didn’t get into fly fishing until his status as a rock star was well confirmed....



Sunday Classic / Fly Fishing: Is There a Time When Anglers Should Admit Defeat and Move On?

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IS THERE EVER A TIME WHEN AN ANGLER SHOULD ADMIT DEFEAT FROM A TROUT, PAY HIS/HER RESPECTS AND MOVE ON? We've all been there before, sight-fishing to a trophy trout, only to have it ignore our flies time and time again. An hour or more can...



Fear And Loathing On The Water

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WHEN THINGS GO BADLY, YOU'VE GOT TO STAY POSITIVE AND TURN YOUR TRIP AROUND. The sky is clear. Mangrove leaves glow in early morning sun. Dirty brown water floods the mud flats of Delacroix, Louisiana. I take in the view from the poling platform while struggling...



Redbands, 9X9

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By Dan Frasier “HE WANTS TO TALK TO YOU.” MIKE, THE OWNER OF ORVIS NORTHWEST OUTFITTERS, SAID FLATLY AS HE HANDED ME HIS CELL. My guide. Colby, was on the phone and he had this idea. “Dude, I just had this thought that made me drop my...



Sunday Classic / Friends Don’t Let Friends Fish Muds

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"THIS IS THE KIND OF BONEFISHING THAT RUINS YOU. THE KIND OF FISHING THAT IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS." The sky is a perfect robin's egg blue. Reflections of the morning sun dance on the underside on the mangroves giving the bright green...