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    Aim small, miss small

    My son, Paul, and I are elk and deer hunters. A few years back, we had the good fortune of meeting up at the rifle range with our friend Matthew (last name anonymous because he’s working a high-level security detail now) who is a former SAS sniper. He spent two days coaching us on the details of precision shooting.  We went over everything from breath control, to the delicate process of…

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    A clean fly line makes for a clean cast

    When I was younger, I put myself through college mowing lawns. I worked for a great guy who built a solid business trailing lawn mowers all over the Denver suburbs and unleashing a team of college and high-school kids to get the work done.  But every Monday morning, instead of meeting at some Cherry Hills…

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    On cheesesteaks and fly reels

    I’ve believed for a long time that, in the context of fly fishing for trout, a reel is basically just a place to hold your fly line. But I’m starting to rethink all of that.  That’s kind of like saying that the roll on a Philadelphia cheesesteak is really just there to keep your fingers from…