Saturday Shoutout / Nat Geo on Killing Cormorants

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Should U.S. Government Kill Thousands of Birds to Save Salmon? I generally down on killing thing, but I'm willing to make an exception for these guys. This is a topic I've struggled with for some time. I've thought about writing on it many times but have never...

Saturday Shoutout / Venturing to Cuba

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IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, YOU HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS. When President Obama announced new policies on relations with Cuba recently the fly fishing community just about wet itself in unison. For as long as I can remember Cuba has been whispered about and rumored to be...

Flats Boat Etiquette, Being A Good Fishing Partner

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The reception to my last fly fishing etiquette post was so positive I thought I'd dive in a little deeper. Flats fishing from a boat is a team sport. Whether you're out fishing with friends, out with a guide or on a trip to a fishing...

Sunday Classic / The Masters of Hyperbole

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"ARE THERE JUST A BUNCH OF LIARS AMONG US?" Hyperbole (hahy-pur-buh-lee) noun - An obvious or intentional exaggeration. An extravagant statement or figure of speech not meant to be taken literally, as in "to wait an eternity." Christmas or Thanksgiving, when I was a child, were about...

How To Get High Line Speed

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Casting in the salt is demanding at times, to say the least. To help fight those strong winds that affect your distance and accuracy you have to add as much controlled power as you can to the cast. This is absolutely crucial. Having high line speed helps...