A Year Fishing The Everglades Special, Half Way Through A Bad Decision

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By Paul Pucket FISHING WISE, I HAVE NEVER HAD A YEAR LIKE THIS ONE. I am fishing in places I have never fished and feel very lucky to have the opportunities. The main difference between this year, and the prior years spent chasing these mindless, slimy, instinctual...

C&R Tips & Gear for Musky & Other Toothy Critters

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I'll never forget the first musky I landed on fly. It was an extremely proud moment for me, but it quickly turned into a stressful situation after I got the musky to the boat. I had serious problems removing the deeply hooked fly. The musky...

In Defense of Trout, Where I Belong

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YOU HEAR IT IN THE WAY THE FLATS GUYS SAY "TROUT SET," and in the way steelheaders say, "I don't fish for trout." I've heard carp guys call them "trash fish." Bass guys just call them, "bait." In some circles it borders on contempt. Where did this...

Improving Fly Tying Efficiency  

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By Bob Reece Many beginner and novice tiers that I’ve talked to equate improved efficiency at the vise with rushing through the tying process. While applying the techniques below can speed up pattern creation, that result is not their sole purpose. The main focus...

We All Have Our Vises, Mine’s a Regal

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I made my first tying vise. I know what you're thinking, but this vise was not a pair of hemostats duct taped to the back of a chair. I grew up in a machine shop and own two metal lathes and a host of other...