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...

Sunday Classic / Fly Fishing Fast Water Chutes for Trout

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There are multiple ways for anglers to fly fish fast water chutes, but most of the time, I find it most effective to wade to the sides of the chutes, and fly fish perpendicular to them. Doing so, it gives me better control of my...

Carp, Enough of the Golden Bones

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Sub-title- It’s Time to Give Carp Their Due Some time back—I believe 15-20 years ago—anglers in Traverse City, Michigan, began calling carp “Golden Bones,” and things haven’t been the same since. Traverse City is a big city/small town set at the end of the twin arms of...

Weather Dictates When and How I Fish My Terrestrials

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Every year, I'm asked by clients, when is the best time for them to come up and experience the terrestrial bite? For years, I kept a terrestrial fishing journal to help me better serve my clients. The journal documented the arrival times of specific terrestrials...

Fishing With Your Kids

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By Justin Pickett If you’re like me, and planning to hit the water with your kid, here’s a few things to take into consideration before strapping them in the car seat. Hot and sticky days are beginning to give way to the hints of fall that are...