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by Kirk Deeter I love catching big fish. How can you not? After all, size is the benchmark that is ingrained to matter most to many anglers. My mother doesn't fish much, but when I call her to say I spent the day fishing, she always asks: "Did you catch any?" Question two… "How big?"The concept of [ READ MORE... ]
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Eric Booton with a nice early season rainbow trout from the Kenai River watershed.  By Austin Williams I had barely stripped the line off my reel to make my first cast when I could feel my phone vibrating from the front pocket of my waders. Rats. Normally, I’d have let the call go, or not even have [ READ MORE... ]
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I love the recent trend in fly fishing videos where anglers are transported completely off the grid to chase game fish in far-flung places. And I'm insanely jealous, too.  Loop's video series emotes that jealousy at a pretty regular clip—I desperately want to be the guy who hops off the helicopter [ READ MORE... ]
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Yeti's film series on guides is just outstanding. The latest installment, focusing on Colorado northern pike and trout guide Mark Engler, digs pretty deep into the psyche of a socially awkward kid who became a guide because fishing and hunting were the only things that made him happy.  Sound [ READ MORE... ]
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By Joel Webster Efforts to dispose of public lands may grab headlines, but a subtle shift in the management of public lands could present an even greater risk to the future of hunting and fishing. With the spotlight shining brightly on recent proposals to sell off our public lands, the White House [ READ MORE... ]
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Dressing in muted colors, or even plaid or stripes, can help you blend into the background, making you harder for the fish to see. Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's latest book, "Trout Tips," a compilation of fishing tips from members and TU staffers from all over America. You can [ READ MORE... ]
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The fishing rig on the banks of Alaska's Chena River. By Chris Hunt It was the first brand-new vehicle I ever bought. I showed up at the dealership, pointed to the model in the catalog and simply said, "Order it." Since that time, it's been from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. It's crossed [ READ MORE... ]
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Akron mine tailings loom over Tomichi Creek By Jason Willis Tomichi Creek is a tributary of the Gunnison River that flows from the historic mining town of White Pine, Colorado, on the west side of Monarch Pass at an elevation over 9,000 feet. The upper portion of the Tomichi Creek drainage has [ READ MORE... ]
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As is the case with just about anyone who's been fly fishing for more than a few years, I've gotten fairly adept at a handful of knots that I need to get through the average day on the water. Knots are always the weakest point in a fly-fishing rig, from the loop-to-loop knot that connects the [ READ MORE... ]
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The Hooke film series focusing on the people who fish is pretty darned cool. Not only do these short films feature some wonderful scenery from Scandanavia and other destinations, but they focus on the people who fish and find ways to incorporate fishing into their lives. Lars Munk is no exception. [ READ MORE... ]
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