Posted by: admin
January 23, 2013

Fishing and Outdoor Show Season in Full Swing

Being stuck in the grips of winter is certainly no reason to stop thinking about fishing.  After all, a  full slate of boating, fishing and general outdoors shows is sweeping across the nation. For example, last weekend, the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) made its annual stop in Denver, drawing thousands of outdoor aficionados to the Colorado Convention Center.  ISE is an all-outdoors event, featuring everything from demonstrations on casting and fly tying to dog training…

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Posted by: Tom K.
January 10, 2013

Tom K.

Bold in the Cold

Winter fishing in the Northern reaches traditionally has been through the ice.  While you’re likely to see a tremendous number of ice fishermen on lakes and ponds from Maine to Washington State, you’re also likely to see anglers waist deep in rivers.  After all, they’re fishing for steelhead. Wild steelhead are anadromous fish, just like salmon.  They’re born into a river and migrate to the ocean where they spend some time growing up.  When they’re…

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Posted by: admin
January 9, 2013

Freshwater Versus Saltwater Fly Fishing: The Fight

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A longer fly rod can offer tremendous advantages when it comes to fighting fish.  But you have to know how best to leverage the design of a fly rod for full effect. For starters, understand that fly fishing in fresh water and fly fishing in salt water are essentially two different sports played with the same basic equipment.  One example of this is that casting distance, while always important, is not always necessary on a…

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Posted by: Tom K.
December 6, 2012

Tom K.

Top 5

Most of my fishing season is spent within a few hours of my home.  I’m blessed with good access to freshwater rivers and streams where I catch trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and the saltwater fishing is outstanding.  Still, I try to get away from home now and again so I can fish for other species and learn new techniques to try back at home.  Finances dictate how much travel I actually get to do,…

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Posted by: Stephanie
November 28, 2012

Stephanie

Great Fishing States: Texas

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I’m fortunate enough to get to travel—and fish—for work (I know, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it).  As such, I’m often asked where my favorite places to go are.  I usually answer that I am fond of the Great Lakes states, because those are where I was born and raised.  And I live where I do now (Colorado) with good reason.  But the one place that keeps luring me back, season…

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