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Natural Born Fisherman

One of my favorite things about guiding is that I get to meet so many wonderful people.  Amidst all those people, every now and then, I run across someone who is just born to fish.  Their personality, natural inclinations and … Continue reading

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Taking the Pulse

A while back I was volunteering on a Brook Trout restoration project over in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Yesterday I got the chance to once again join their outstanding Fisheries crew to do a survey on those same … Continue reading

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I Hiked Five Miles and All I Got…

We have all been conditioned to measure angling success in terms of fish size and quantity.  Trust me, we’ve been misled.  The best fish is the one that leads to the best experience and that has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Why We Fish

There are probably as many reasons to fish as there are anglers.  In the end though, most of us fish for pleasure.  That pleasure may take the form of mastering a new skill set, earning bragging rights with “the big … Continue reading

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Father+Son+Trout=Fun!

I admit, trout aren’t really necessary for dads and their sons to enjoy time together, but if you’re tenkara fishing, they’re a nice addition!   Trout were in plentiful supply yesterday when I had the pleasure of sharing an outing with … Continue reading

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Goals are Good

I will always ask clients what they hope to get out of our fishing time together.  Answers are as varied as people themselves.  “Catch a fish” is probably the most common aspiration but many folks also have general goals related … Continue reading

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I Heart Hornyheads

I really do.  I love all the incredible creatures that occupy our streams but these guys are just cool.  Properly known as a River Chub, this little fish plays a vital role in many of the same streams where we … Continue reading

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