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A time for carp

A time for carp

I just got back from a week in the Bahamas, where I put in long days on the flats stalking wily bonefish. It was good practice, because now, as runoff starts to cloud my local trout rivers, it’s a time for carp

You gotta believe

You gotta believe

The number-one question I have always been asked, and still get asked, is, “what’s that one, special tip that matters most?” “What’s the one thing that separates the best anglers from the rest?

AFFTA’s Bulis steps down

AFFTA’s Bulis steps down

It may not be considered remarkable news when the head of an industry trade association steps down, but for fly fishers across America, this one’s different. Ben Bulis, president of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association for the past nine years, announced...

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Dean of the Umpqua

Dean of the Umpqua

It moved so slowly that it took me a moment to grasp what was happening. I believe I uttered the standard expression all anglers rely on in such circumstances, which is, of course, “Holy Toledo!” Except you don’t use the word “Toledo.”

Lesson from the guide: cover the water

Lesson from the guide: cover the water

I’m a “freelance” fly fisher by trade. Even on new water, I tend to look for what appears to be familiar. Long, deep runs. Structure. Riffles. Tailouts.  Rising fish. And when I see the latter, I become somewhat laser-focused. Rising fish are feeding fish, and...

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