Improve Your Catch and Release Efforts

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By Justin Pickett Catch and Release has become almost a standard of practice over the past several years, even more so, it seems, in the fly fishing culture. The ever-changing culture within the fly fishing world has put the squeeze on those that choose to keep certain...

Sunday Classic / PUTMBAK!

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I wonder what the Great Lakes Steelhead would think if he knew what a controversial fish he is. No, he's not a native fish. Yes, it's a completely man made fishery. No, it's not a wild and scenic experience. Is he a real steelhead? Who...

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...

14 Ways To Prevent Fish Mortality

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THE YEARS WE SPEND LEARNING TO CAST AND DRIFT A FLY OR THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WE SPEND ON GEAR AND TRAVEL ARE ALL WASTED IF WE DON'T HAVE FISH. With more anglers entering the sport every day, sport fish are heavily pressured and in grave...

Sunday Classic / Take The Right Fish

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As I’ve said plenty of times I’m a dedicated catch and release angler. That said, I recognize that it’s a personal choice that I have come to in my own time. There are a lot of good ethical anglers out there who keep a fish...