Careful Where You Point That Thing

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TOOTHY AND GENERALLY ILL TEMPERED, BARRACUDA ARE A BLAST TO CATCH ON THE FLY. Their vicious attack is almost unbelievable to watch. My buddy Andrew Bennett holds a nice one here for a sub-surface hero shot. The Bahamians eat them. Barracuda are generally not edible because they...



Fly Fishing Alpine Lakes

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Fly Fishing on alpine lakes for trout has become one of my favorite ways to spend a day on the water. There's something really special about making long accurate casts to rising trout on the move. It's very much a team effort between the fly angler...



Expressionist Brown

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Study the stream bed, brown and green. Through ripples and reflections, we find rocks and wood, maybe a shining piece of metal someone has left behind. Even the flash of a flake of mica in the sand, no bigger than a fishes scale. How is...



Johnny’s Shark

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A perfect cast right on the big shark's nose gets nothing but a sniff and a refusal. In a low and stoic voice the guide says, "the fish ain't gonna eat if he don't smell blood". Johnny Spilane gives him a hard look, takes his fly...



Redneck Driftboating

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Yes, someone actually took the time to build this pathetic hybrid driftboat/soap box derby car. Louis and I found it snagged on a shallow riffle and abandoned on my home tailwater the other day. It was comprised of two ten gallon sealed water canisters at the...