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What drives you to fish?

Posted July 31, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing

“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.” ~ Herbert Hoover. What drives you to fish?  

Best Summer Fishing Locations

Posted July 26, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Sporting, Travel
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Lake Okoboji, Iowa This popular family vacation destination is home to some of the finest largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing in the Midwest. Here it is not uncommon to pull largemouths weighing five to seven pounds. The West side of this 8,000 acre lake is deep and clear, while the East is shallow and weedy. Due to their largely varyied…

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Baiting Tips for the Filson Fisherman

Posted July 13, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing
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Everything you need to master the art of fish baiting right here in this handy list. Pre-Baiting Pre-baiting is a technique to entice more fish to the area you plan to cast you line. The goal is to get fish comfortable with feeding so that when you do throw in your hook bait, the fish are present and ready to…

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GUEST BLOG: Kristen Monroe, Learning to fly fish

Posted June 7, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing
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  Kristen Monroe learns the art of fly fishing with Josh Lantz and she just may be hooked. Another magnificent door into the outdoors has opened.  I never thought it would happen.  It has always appeared so difficult; perhaps due to misunderstandings derived from movies I have seen.  But recently, I had the privilege of seeing a presentation at The…

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Guest Blog: Judith O’Keefe, Save Bristol Bay

Posted May 8, 2012
· Filed In: Conservation, Fly Fishing
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Judith O’Keefe took on Washington D.C. with the Save Bristol Bay crew. She is a supporter of the cause and so are we, we’re proud of the efforts made by fellow sportsmen at The U.S. Capitol! Did I hesitate when Trout Unlimited’s regional director of the Save Bristol Bay project called asking me to join thirty-nine fellow anglers and hunters…

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GUEST BLOG: JT Van Zandt, The craft of boat building

Posted April 26, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing
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John Townes Van Zandt returns home to Texas after a successful film festival tour with the fishing documentary “Low and Clear” and picks up where he left off in building the pristine “Sea Dart” fishing boat. What a wonderful and exciting experience it has been to take our movie “Low and Clear” to multiple film festivals over the last couple…

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GUEST BLOG POST: Judith O’Keefe, Fishing Montana in July

Posted April 9, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing
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Judith O’Keefe is ready for summer! Because with summer comes her favorite fishing trip in Montana at Five Rivers lodge. After reading this, you just may be looking up flights and calling your fishing buddies, too. July is a long way off, but I’m already dreaming about Montana . . . fishing in Montana that is.   As many of you…

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Smith, 4 tips to tying flies

Posted March 13, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing
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As we prepare for spring fly fishing season we turn to Ben Smith of Arizona Wanderings for the expert tips on tying flies. We’re ready to get out on the river. Anybody else? There is no substitute for standing in the middle of the creek, watching a bushy dry fly float through the current, but tying flies comes pretty close. The…

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Converging: Low & Clear from the eyes of co-director Tyler Hughen

Posted March 8, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings
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  Tyler Hughen, Co-director of the documentary Low & Clear,  shares with us a special moment as his dreams come to life on the big screen at True/False film festival. We fell in love with Low & Clear from the minute we set eyes on the trailer because it speaks a language that all fishermen know, understand and cherish. Next on the agenda, Low…

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GUEST BLOG: Judith O’Keefe, Flats Fishing in the Joulter Cays

Posted January 17, 2012
· Filed In: Fly Fishing
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Judith O’Keefe has fished many places; saltwater, freshwater, rivers, streams, lakes, oceans, you name it, she’s done it. But for a longtime fisher(woman) like herself, a trip to the Bahamas for some bonefishing made her feel like a child on a grade-school field trip again. When you imagine your first Bahamas bonefish trip you probably envision a well appointed lodge on Andros…

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