Making A 100 Foot Cast Is Easier Than You Think

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Casting a fly 100 feet is not an unattainable goal. In response to my review of the T&T Solar a reader asked, "This may be a dumb question, but how do you get 100′ of line out on a cast?" It's not a...

Thank You God for the Terrestrial Season

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bout this time every year, when I'm starting to get run down from guiding, the terrestrial season arrives, and I'm blessed with a second wind. I'm always astonished at how the presence of terrestrials can make my familiar trout waters seem so fresh and new...

Be Prepared For Colorado’s Black Canyon

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Colorado's Black Canyon doesn't play. My buddy John is getting even more fidgety than usual. He's whipped himself into a froth as I go over the pack-list. Sleeping bag, pad, headlamp, tecnu..." "Water?", he asked. "No, I told you, filter bottle." "Cliff Bars, peanut butter, whisky..."...

Get Rid of Those Pesky Snags!

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By Justin Pickett IT’S JUST AFTER SUNRISE AND YOU’VE RUN FIFTEEN MINUTES. From the boat ramp to the spot where you had previously gathered intel on where the stripers had been slamming schools of bait. There’s a short window though, so you’ve hurried to make sure you’re...

A Goodbye To Winter

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By Johnny Spillane GOD DAMN ITS COLD. I have been standing in 38 degree water for almost 4 hours, the temperature is 15 degrees and the wind-chill is brutal. My fingers stopped working a while ago; the upper legs on my waders are frozen solid and...