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High Noon

After spending the morning with my wife, helping her get a group settled in for their family reunion here at the ranch, I took a few minutes to stop at the fishing pond to try a new fly I tied the evening before. The fly is a variant of a Pistol Pete. Mine is basically…

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8/17 Benchwork

Sitting down at my bench for the first time in quite a while, I decided to tie something easy, and a real fish catcher. This is simply a lead free wire base, small holographic tinsel, and two colors of bucktail. It’s easy to tie in several color combinations. It’s a nice bass and crappie fly.…

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A Visit to The Big Easy

I spent the day walking around the French Quarter, trying not to look TOO much like a tourist. So I had my camera slung over one shoulder, as if I didn’t care if I photographed anything.  But I was betrayed by the brochures sticking out of my shirt pocket. And also by the camera slung…

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Fun With a Four Weight

I’m still using the seven foot, four weight bass pro rig I bought a few years ago. Almost certainly the wrong rod for me back then, but without someone to advise me I went for what felt good in my hand. I bought it without knowing better, and I’m sure I work too hard at…