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Photo by Chris Hunt By Chris Hunt   There’s something primal about dark water shrouded by cypress.   The color of strong coffee, these stained swamps of the South nurture mystery and offer refuge to critters that hang on in acid-tinged water filtered through layers of eons-old peat and sand.   The [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Chris Hunt By Dave Ammons The size of the ponderosa pines in Silent Forest is testament to the vigor of mother nature. These are clearly not discontented trees, rising a hundred feet with red-barked girth that my outstretched arms cannot encircle. The entire forest is rooted in [ READ MORE... ]
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There is always room in my fly box for versatile flies—patterns that can be dead-drifted or fished on the swing are valuable assets for the fall and winter angler. Maybe no pattern incorporates the versatility that the Carey Special does. Carey Special Video of Carey [ READ MORE... ]
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If you're like me, you've resorted to buying hair-wing attractor dries like the Ausable and the Royal Coachman, or you've learned new tying techniques to avoid using hair wings at all. I tie my Royal Coachman pattern "renegade" style, using hackle tips rather than hair wings. It's faster, easier [ READ MORE... ]
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By Mark Taylor Sam looked at the hat and raised an eyebrow. “That’s not a bad idea,” he said. “Got an extra?” Of course I did. It’s November in the Virginia mountains. The backseat of my truck is always stocked with my fishing AND hunting gear, including a few blaze orange hats and vests. I tossed [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of Hatch Magazine. Like John Tobey, who craftedhttps://www.hatchmag.com/articles/snob/7714493 this excellent piece in Hatch Magazine, most bass I've caught in recent years turned up while I was fishing for trout. I remember one sultry June evening on the Housatonic, while [ READ MORE... ]
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“Thank you No. 3. See you next time,” I whispered to the warm cabin as I closed the door of one of my favorite public-use cabins in Southcentral Alaska and turned to soak in the view from the deck with my wife and two dogs. It’s my trusty routine to thank the public resource that kept me cozy all [ READ MORE... ]
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Colorado pikeminnow: don't talk trash about natives (credit: U.S Fish and Wildlife) By Randy Scholfield Ugly fish. Trash fish. Suckers. Chubs. A lot of native fish in our rivers don’t get no respect. Many anglers consider them good for nothing, except for throwing back—way back onto the bank. But [ READ MORE... ]
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By Kirk Deeter I’ve been receiving a lot of pitches lately, which is great. I love to mix things up, am always looking for new talent, and enjoy giving people a shot (because it doesn’t seem all that long ago when a few editors gave me my first story assignments). That said, there are hints and [ READ MORE... ]
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You know what you need on a dreary Tuesday morning, other than a piping cup of strong (maybe too strong?) coffee? A dose of Hank Patterson, that's what. And, almost as if Travis Swartz read my mind, here comes the trailer to the new Hank Patterson web series, "Camp Hawgadawgadaa." Camp [ READ MORE... ]
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