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Preparing my Fly Box

In my last blog I talked about myself, more precisely my angling life, and how I’ve dedicated a significant portion of my life to fish and angling. Ah, chasing silver, that’s the life for me. I started with salmon and seatrout here at home in Newfoundland, and later graduated to chasing all sorts of fish …

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Introducing myself – Paul Smith

I live in the same place that seatrout swim, well I don’t actually live in the water but I bide my time pretty darn close to it. My house is built on land that’s been in my family for generations and it’s adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. More specifically, the house itself is built about …

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Yule Love It, Holiday Gift Guide

6 must-haves for travel-savvy fly fishers looking to escape With anglers pining to make jailbreaks from winter’s bleak grip, the months between December and spring thaw mark great opportunities to escape. And if you haven’t booked destination trips yet, you’re at least dreaming about walking colorful flats teeming with tailing bones or anticipating blanket mayfly …

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Targeting Tararira

Expert tips for fly fishers in search of Argentina’s elusive River Wolf Tararira (Hoplias malabaricus) are native to Argentina and popular among regional flyfishers. Their behavior is comparable to pike or largemouth bass. Mainly living in stagnant shallow waters, they provide great top-water action and are known for their acrobatics. Although tararira are aggressive at …

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Travel Right this Sea-Run Season

Tips from an anadromy addict The successful interception of anadromous fish requires one vital element above all: Timeliness. No doubt, being in the right places at the right times comes with benefits. Whether it’s fall migrations of Rio Grande-bound sea-run browns or summer steelhead from the Pacific Northwest, good timing (and great luck) means fish …

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Home Pool Haunts at Pira Lodge

In pursuit of a pioneering way Between dorado sessions, the Home Pool at Pira can be one of the most incredible places for those who enjoy the subtleness of ultralight flyfishing, with 000 to 2-weight rods. This little cut where we dock our flats skiffs offers a microenvironment of varied underwater habitat awash in slow …

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Summer Fly-Fishing Tune Up

With resident casting expert, Oliver White  Oliver White has been fly-fishing for more than a decade and has traveled the world in pursuit of his passion. Formerly a guide in Jackson, Wyoming, and at Kau Tapen Lodge in Tierra del Fuego, Oliver was instrumental in Abaco Lodge’s development. He is a fixture in the Bahamas …

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Slow, Deep, and BIG

Kau Tapen, March 8–15, 2014 As I mentioned last week, changing weather conditions have forced us to switch up our regular tactics: from small nymphs and rubber legs on intermediate tips to a more robust system of 3- to 4-inch leeches in bright chartreuse and orange tones fished on fast sinking tips, going down to …

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Review: A Method for Big Fish, Big Rivers

Searching for chrome with Sage Fly Rods’ new two-handed series Finally, after five days, hundreds of river crossings, and thousands of miles in the rental car we had arrived. British Columbia’s mighty Skeena River flexed its muscle across rolling gravel bars and myriad channels upstream and down, and as we spilled out of the jetboat on …

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