Posted by: Kirk Deeter
March 7, 2012

The Fifteen Second Rule

We all love to take photographs of the fish we catch. But do we spend enough time (or, perhaps more accurately, do we spend too much time) thinking about how we take those photos? A catch-and-release angler can actually harm fish by handling them the wrong way, and that often involves taking pictures. Put it this way… Imagine if you ran a 5-kilometer road race, and a few seconds after you crossed the finish line,…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
March 6, 2012

Andy Whitcomb

Retainer Explainer

Most of the time, I would rather not wear sunglasses. Instead, I prefer to polish my Eastwood-esque squint. However, around water, polarized sunglasses are a critical fish-catching tool, not only protecting eyes from flying lures but cutting through glare and helping to unveil glimpses of underwater activity normally missed. But sometimes the glasses have to come off.  Maybe this is due to low light conditions, to clean the lenses, see something with own eyes, or…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
March 1, 2012

Tom Keer

Spring Tributaries

One mid-April day a long time ago I went to one of my favorite trout streams to fish.  From the look of things I figured that the run-off was over and done with, and that meant the Quill Gordons and Hendricksons would be hatching.  When I arrived I found a blown out, coffee-colored river, with water raging high up against the banks. If it were a little slower I would have fished the banks.  River…

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