Sunday Classic / How To Become A Badass Angler

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THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I WAS A BAD PHOTOGRAPHER AND A BAD ANGLER. I got to thinking about this the other day when my brother called to tell me that Leon Townsend had died. I hadn't thought of him in years. Leon was the man...

Sunday Classic / The cutthroat and the sweet sixteen

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"HE IS OUR LEGACY. HE WAS LEFT HERE FOR US BY A LOVING FATHER, IF YOU BELIEVE IN THAT SORT OF THING, AND ONCE HE IS GONE WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REPLACE HIM." My friend Gary Lacey did me a disservice while shooting clays...

Fishing Mud Lines For Big Fish

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By: Garner Reid MUD LINES ARE EXCELLENT PLACES FOR FISH TO HIDE. I split my guiding year in half, targeting trout from fall to spring and the rest of the year pursuing summer run striped bass in my local river systems. River run stripers offer their own...

Sunday Classic / A Tight Line Presentation is Key in Saltwater Fly Fishing

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SLACK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. When fly fishing in saltwater, keeping the slack out of the system is job one. Slack can cause missed fish, long distance release and even refusals. A tight line is key at every stage of the process, but many anglers overlook...

Spey Casting With The Non-Dominant Hand on Top

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By Jeff Hickman SOMETIMES YOU LEARN SOMETHING VALUABLE COMPLEETLY BY ACCIDENT. Last Summer I was on the phone with a good friend and regular client catching up. He was bummed to not be able to fish during his favorite Fall season due to a major shoulder surgery...