Fear And Loathing On The Water

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WHEN THINGS GO BADLY, YOU'VE GOT TO STAY POSITIVE AND TURN YOUR TRIP AROUND. The sky is clear. Mangrove leaves glow in early morning sun. Dirty brown water floods the mud flats of Delacroix, Louisiana. I take in the view from the poling platform while struggling...

I’ve Got A 6 Foot Bed That Never Has To Be Made.

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By Kyle Wilkinson I did something interesting the other day. Something I haven’t done in years. I voluntarily didn’t go fishing. It was this past Saturday and the sun was shining and my wife was at work. (She’s a hair stylist, which I’ll add is...

Stipe Takes on Gierach, R.E.M. Records Fly Fishing Album

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WHEN MICHAEL STIPE, LEAD SINGER FOR THE BAND R.E.M., MADE A STRING OF APPEARANCES ON THE COLBERT REPORT AROUND THE HOLIDAYS I WAS SHOCKED BY HIS CURRENT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE. To be sure, none of us are getting any younger and I applaud Stipe for embracing his...

The Right-Handed Strip Set

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I've talked before about the importance of the strip set in saltwater fly fishing. I think every angler who's tried their hand in the salt knows that you aren't going to catch a fish without mastering this simple technique. Simple as it may be, reprogramming...

Fly Fishing Dreams

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By Jason Tucker I COULD HEAR THE VOICES OF TOMMY AND PHIL DOWNSTREAM FROM ME, A HUNDRED OR MORE YARDS AWAY IN THE DARKNESS. They were methodically working over a promising looking pool, skating mice across the surface, discussing the possibilities. I’m kind of impatient so I...