Beating the Winter Blues

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By Kevin Howell AS I TRAVEL AROUND TO FISHING SHOWS I OFTEN HEAR PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT WANTING TO GET ON THE STREAM AND GO FISHING ONCE IT WARMS UP. In reality, some of the best fishing of the year, here in the Southern Appalachians, takes place in...



Kype for Days

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I love it when I luck up and catch a big male trout, steelhead, salmon, or char. There's something about big gnarly kype jaws that fascinate me. For starters, males always seem to sport more vibrant colors than hens, especially during the spawning season. In the...



Fish Boy Is Sorry

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A quick heads up, this story contains some adult language and ideas. I was fishing a little mountain lake with my buddy Dan when he told me, "the last time I fished this place I was on a date". "Why the hell did you bring a...



The Good Old Days Are Back

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By Louis Cahill I thought maybe you could use a little good news for Christmas. Fly anglers have become pretty used to bad news where fisheries and conservation are concerned. It seems everywhere you look fisheries are in decline. From steelhead rivers in the Pacific North West...



Gender Clarity in Fly Fishing

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By: Alice Tesar It’s not a secret that women fly fish. They’ve been fishing for as long as men. If you’re shocked by this, you may need to fish more. With this said, there are many campaigns and organizations encouraging more women to get into the sport....