Lock your forceps

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By Dan Frasier For all you flats guys and bank fishermen out there. Landing, unhooking, wrangling, getting a picture, and releasing a fish can all turn into a giant goat rodeo. Nothing makes it worse than having a bare hook connected to a nearly invisible line which...

Sunday Classic / 5 Tips for Beating Out the Winter Cold on the Water

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I'll be the first to tell you that I'm past the days of heading out into Arctic conditions to fly fish unless I'm outfitted properly. Call me a wuss or nancy, that's fine with me, I don't care how big the fish are, you can...

Saturday Shoutout / The Lowcountry

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Once the low country gets under your skin, you’re never the same. This short film by Ryan Griffin features some beautiful footage and great perspective on one of the beautiful places on earth. If you’re intrigued by saltwater marsh and tailing redfish, you’ll relish a few...

Relax, Read the Water and Believe

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Sometimes, wanting too much can get you in trouble on the water. If you set your goals too high and lose sight of the real reason you're out there in the first place (to be blessed with catching a few fish and relaxing), before...

Keeping Your Head Straight Catches Steelhead

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I just got back from hosting two groups of anglers on this year’s Deschutes River Steelhead Camp. This trip is always a highlight of my year. Because it’s just so much fun and because there is nothing I love more than swinging flies for steelhead. Camping...