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The Rocket School Of Carpin’ | When it’s too hot for trout

** This post is from contributing author, Chris Kehres. ** Editor's Notes Trout fishing the long summer months means deeply shortened hours and far fewer opportunities. Finding cold enough water can be tough, and a stream thermometer becomes the most valuable tool in...

Relocation as a Productive Fishing Strategy

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** Twenty minutes after I posted the Take Five article, last week, I received this message from my friend, Pat Burke: “Just so you know, I strongly disagree with your post today.” He followed that with a smiley...

The Rocket School Of Carpin’ | When it’s too hot for trout

** This post is from contributing author, Chris Kehres. ** Editor's Notes Trout fishing the long summer months means deeply shortened hours and far fewer opportunities. Finding cold enough water can be tough, and a stream thermometer becomes the most valuable tool in...

Deja Vu- What You Can Learn From Taking A Photo

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** With the advances in camera equipment and the rise of social media as a way of sharing photos, photography is becoming a larger part of the fly fishing experience.  It is a simple way to convey your experiences...
Adventures With Sloop John B

Adventures With Sloop John B

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Sometimes you just need a break from reality for a few days.  I was getting to that point when I started planning a couple day trip with our good friend Sloop John B.  John is always one for an adventure and it didn’t...

Take Two

Take Two

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** I looked out over a productive run as the rain accumulated on the brim of my hat and rhythmically dripped onto my lap.  I had just lost my best fish of the year after a lengthy fight.  The struggle was difficult...

Thwarted By Garth Brooks

Thwarted By Garth Brooks

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** [/vc_message][vc_column_text]I began the long hike in just as the early morning blue haze crested the hillside.  As usual, I opted for an early start to maximize my fishing time.  My wife had plans in the evening...

Crocodile Hunting

Crocodile Hunting

  This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke The streams in our area have been high for most of the spring making it extremely difficult to find time on the water with manageable flows.  It was only a matter of time though until I hit it right. Saturday...

Spring Rain

Spring Rain

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. A moment comes on all outings when I stop fixating on the fishing and look around to take in the surroundings. I hadn't quite figured out what the fish were taking, and I needed to break, and adjust my approach. Friday...

Catching Up

Catching Up

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Every year as winter winds down, the fishing changes dramatically in our area. In winter, you can basically get by fishing a few confidence patterns most days on the water. Then March happens. It’s not that March is a...

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Save Your Marriage – Buy Less Fly Rods

Save Your Marriage – Buy Less Fly Rods

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Fly fishing can be an expensive sport.  Most fisherman have thousands of dollars tied up in  reels, waders, boots, chest packs, base layers,  wading jackets, leaders, tippet, flies, and the list goes on and on. ...

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Streamer Fishing Bite Windows

Streamer Fishing Bite Windows

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. In fly fishing, bite windows are a period of time when fish are keyed in and are extremely willing to take an offering.  For an eastern dry fly fisherman, a prime bite window would be the last hour of daylight in late...

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Locked Up

Locked Up

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Lately life has been busy and I’ve had trouble finding time on the water.  I did make it out for a morning last weekend to enjoy one of the warmer days we’ve had.  Dom and I talked about locations to fish and we...

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The Hero

The Hero

Lately I’ve been getting myself in the mode of walking more than fishing.  I never really have any preconceived plan to walk in far.  It just kind of happens.   I think it is the allure of knowing that the further I walk in, the less chance I have of seeing other guys...

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Frozen

Frozen

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke I debated whether to go fishing today.  When I woke up it looked NASTY outside. I decided to spend the morning with my boys and then reconsider fishing in the afternoon.  Depending on which weather forecast I was...

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