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Monthly Archives: August 2013

     With September rapidly approaching I have started to switch gears from fishing to hunting. Normally I make an effort to put in some fishing time in September, be it trout, salmon, pike or panfish. Who knows, maybe I still will. But after the rotten luck I had this year I haven’t got much enthusiasm.       From May to August I caught one trout. That’s it. To be fair I did not… Read More

     I left the house at 5:30 in the morning excited and optimistic with the prospects for the day. I had packed the car the night before and planned on not being home until evening. But I wasn’t going hunting or fishing. This was a pre-season prep work trip, necessary to get my hunting territory ready for the 2013-14 season.     I began my efforts a few weeks ago. The primary objective of my preparations was to build… Read More

     Just about everyone who fly fishes goes through a phase, typically early in their fly fishing career, in which they think that it makes them sophisticated or refined. Tragically many never get over the idea.      I’m  not sure how the stereotype of the upscale fly fisher came about. Up until the mid-20th century and Lee Wulff’s adoption of the fishing vest the standard fly fishing attire was oddly formal, consisting of shirt,… Read More