Garners Carp Dancer

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CARP ARE A NOTORIOUSLY PICKY FISH. Anyone who's thrown a fly at carp can tell you what a frustrating experience it can be. Fortunately our resident warm water expert Garner Reid has a solution. The Carp Dancer. The carp dancer is tied on a curved shank hook...

Making the Bobber Better

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IF YOU'RE GOING TO FISH A BOBBER, YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR BOBBER BETTER. I've written a little lately about my growing discontent towards bobber fishing. I'm going to say again, on the record, that there is a time and a place for a big gaudy bobber...

How’s your double haul?

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Whether in saltwater or fresh, most experienced casters employ the double haul. It's possibly the best technique for creating line speed and generally energizing your line during the cast. It's also a great way to create casting problems when done incorrectly. One of the fundamentals of the...

Cool Enough For You?

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EVERY JOURNEY STARTS WITH A SINGLE CAST. For some reason, this morning I'm thinking of losing a fish. A big fish and, worst of all, someone else's fish. That's the worst kind to lose. A hundred years ago, when I was still pretty much a Gomer, my...

You Can’t Go Home

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William S. Burroughs, in his essay "Dinosaurs" wrote, "biologically speaking the one direction you can't go is back". He was, of course, making a social comment but I was reminded of that idea while fishing the other day with a good friend. Joel Dickey was up...