Beating the Winter Blues

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By Kevin Howell AS I TRAVEL AROUND TO FISHING SHOWS I OFTEN HEAR PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT WANTING TO GET ON THE STREAM AND GO FISHING ONCE IT WARMS UP. In reality, some of the best fishing of the year, here in the Southern Appalachians, takes place in...

Fishing New Water

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By Jason Tucker The time has come in my life where I want to expand my horizons. I want to light out, free myself from the confines of my routine, my local area, my set habits. It’s true that there are still many rivers, runs,...

Flynn’s Stonefly Nymph

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I HAVE SAID ON MANY OCCASIONS THAT, I DON'T CARE TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE TROUT DON'T EAT STONEFLIES. My good friend Dan Flynn shares my obsession with the noblest of insects. Dan is a great tyer with an impressive repertoire of classic patterns. I...

When your fly is there, be aware!

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I've touched on this before but it occurs to me that the subject needs more attention. Quite possibly the most important thing in fly fishing is situational awareness. That is, knowing what your fly is doing in relation to it's surroundings. Surroundings like current, structure, light,...

The Ultimate Cold Stopping Fleece Buff

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MY FLEECE BUFF IS THE ONE PIECE OF GEAR I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. That became all too clear to me when the temperature plunged into the single digits and I realized I had misplaced my fleece buff. It's my winter fly fishing equivalent of Tony...