Fishing With Your Kids

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By Justin Pickett If you’re like me, and planning to hit the water with your kid, here’s a few things to take into consideration before strapping them in the car seat. Hot and sticky days are beginning to give way to the hints of fall that are...

Fly Fishing: Searching for That Needle in a Haystack

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I really enjoy catching big wild trout on a fly rod. Even more though, I enjoy the challenges that come with having to hunt them down in places where they are few and far between. I'm talking about trout streams where there's not supposed to...

3 Fly Fishing Situations When I Will Stop My Streamer During the Retrieve

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I agree with this advice 95% of the time because most prey when threatened by a predator, will swim as hard and fast as possible to escape being eaten. That being said, I've been on the water many times when the constant-strip retrieve, or even...

Can Anglers and Trout Have Mutual Admiration?

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WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH? This photograph reminds me of the blissful feeling I'm overcome with, just before I release a big beautiful trout back into the wild. There's something very special about the last few seconds that an angler spends...

Rod Review: Echo Shadow II

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When it comes to fly rods, having a quality, versatile 10-footer in my quiver has been essential to my fishing tactics. For a few years I was actively involved in competitive fly fishing and participated in events that were sanctioned by Trout Legend and followed the...