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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...
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...

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...

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...

The Roadtrip

The Roadtrip

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** The stage was set.   I had my truck loaded to the max with fishing gear, pillows, sleeping bags, food, and beer.  I thanked my wife again for giving me reprieve and I pushed off a few hours before first light. I...

Last Stop

Last Stop

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. It has been a great year.  I think the biggest change for me in 2014 was moving away from fishing by myself and embracing the camaraderie of sharing a day on the water with someone else.  The best part about it for me...

How To Make A Rainbow Trout Look Cool

How To Make A Rainbow Trout Look Cool

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. We’ve all been there before.  You are fishing on a stream with a large population of wild brown trout.  You hook into a fish that is much larger than any fish you’ve ever caught out of that stream.  Your heart...

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Meet Bane

Meet Bane

** This post is from contributing author, Matt Grobe. ** Man, who doesn't anticipate when you have ALL DAY to do nothing but fish? Well, this past Sunday was one of those day's for me. Mother Nature didn't cooperate though, and 1.5 inches of much needed rain fell on...

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Nothing Special

Nothing Special

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. **  I’ve become very passionate about hunting big fish.  It’s become somewhat of an obsession and influences the spots I choose to fish.  I often favor places with bigger fish, and I have no issue going somewhere...

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And Then It Started To Rain

And Then It Started To Rain

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Damn I love the rain!  The colder and nastier the weather, the happier I become.  Don’t get me wrong, I do like being comfortable when I fish.  However, there is just something about those rotten, bad weather days that...

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Winter Paradise

Winter Paradise

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** At one point in my life I was a steelhead fishing junky. I was obsessed. I made at least one trip a week throughout most of the season. Sometimes two. Since moving to central PA I’ve only made a handful of trips....

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The Sighter Streamer

The Sighter Streamer

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** What is your streamer doing under the surface? Fishing a tandem streamer rig is nothing new.  Many people have tried it at one point or another.  The rig I often use when streamer fishing with a floating line is...

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