Review: Orvis Helios 8’5” 7wt

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By Justin Pickett Designed to make fast, accurate shots into tight quarters, and pull beasties from their hidden lairs. The new generation Orvis Helios has been out in the wild for a while now and we’ve had our hands on a few of them over...



Small Wonder, Middle Georgia’s Shoal Bass

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By Justin Pickett THE SETTING SUN IS WARM AT MY BACK AS I STAND AT THE REAR OF MY JEEP. I slip on my guard socks and wrench down on my boots until I’m happy with the fit. No need for waders today. The deep south humidity...



Don’t Underestimate The Little Guys

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It’s bluegill time again. Warmer temps, blooming flowers, and the buzzing sound of lawn mowers. Crazy, diehard bass anglers are trailering their $30,000 boats with their $50,000 trucks, and running 70mph across every lake in the country in order to chase after their favorite little green...



Fly Fishing Bass: 5 Tips for Fishing Frog Patterns Around Grass

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Some of my most memorable days chasing bass on the fly have come from me spending the day popping and waking frog patterns along the surface. I grew up fishing for bass, and although trout fishing has stolen the majority of my fly fishing attention...



Getting In Bed With Bass, Part 1

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Spring is here, which brings around something that gets me on the verge of a fish-gasm at the sight of it… No, it’s not the first hatch of the season. Yea, there are caddis and mayflies popping off of trout waters across the country, which is...