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Entries from November 2009

Farmed Trout: Good eats

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments

When non-fishing friends ask what I do with all the fish I bring home, they are surprised when I answer that I release almost every fish that I catch.  Many times its more than surprise, but shock. They don’t understand why all that time and effort to just let them go. I have some friends […]

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Give the Gift of Fly Tying to a Soldier

November 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Many of our soldiers deployed overseas unwind by winding thread around a hook. You can send them a gift via J. Stockard Fly Fishing, who will match your gift dollar for dollar. They will even ship your order (for yourself) for free if you add a gift to your total order. Because of the logistics […]

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Dogbert, the fly fishing blogger

November 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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Tags: humor

Three guys show up at the pearly gates…

November 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Three guys show up at the pearly gates in Heaven. St Peter turns to the first one and asks, “You have an IQ of 220; did you receive your Nobel Prize?”. The man answered “Yes, I was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, for my work on a cure for heart disease”. St. Peter replied, […]

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Tags: Fly Fishing · Fly Tying · humor

There’s More To Tying Than Catching Fish

November 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“There’s More To Tying Than Catching Fish.” So goes the tag line to a brand new fly tying blog, Wolf Creek Fly Tying.  Arkansas Mike seems to specialize in class wet flies.  I’ll be keeping an eye on this blog.

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I do. Married wings on classic wets

November 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a great video of Kyle Hand tying a classic wet fly.  He shows a few tips for making very smooth bodies and finishes with with a wing of married goose quills. So, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to marry wings, this is a great demonstration.

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Rock & Roll

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I bought this fly at The Fly Shop in Redding. Its call the Rocker Roller, a pattern matching the larva stage of the October Caddis. The October Caddis is a case making caddis, forming a shell around its larva with small stones from the stream. The Rocker Roller is formed by spinning multiple colors of […]

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October Caddis Pupa

November 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a great video showing how to tie an October Caddis Pupa pattern.

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Crankbait 101

November 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Maybe its time to play Thorton Melon and go back to school. Apparently, fishing is now a collegiate sport. Who knew that a full ride scholarship would be in the left hand seat of a bass boat?  Initially, I was a bit surprised that the piscatorial sport of choice for institutes of higher learning focused […]

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If you can read this in English…

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a veteran. One way to thank a vereran is to contribute to Project Healing Waters. Just do it.

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