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Suffer the Children

I, as many others, get from fly fishing an immersion in the natural world that offers peace and renewal. We, if I can generalize, look for retreat from the daily irritations – both large and small – as well as an escape from the increasingly dismal news that threatens our…

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Fly Rod Holder

Fly-fishing is utterly dependent on a fragile hollow tube made of graphite. It must be a cosmic joke that a rod capable of casting a line and heavy fly out to100 feet has what’s basically a glass jaw. Treat the rod gently and handle it well and a day of…

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Death of a Stranger

Yesterday I was at work in corporate cubeville when I heard sirens. That’s not unusual; the building where I work is near both an industrial area and a busy thoroughfare. The police and fire departments always seem to be going somewhere fast. A few minutes later I took a break…

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Winston BIII-SX: First Fishing Trip

My previous post on casting the Winston BIII-SX (see post here) came after my fist afternoon casting session in my backyard. Since then, I’ve had a chance to cast it more in the backyard; experimenting with different reels for balance; and got my first time with it on the water…

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Best Socks for Cold-Water Fly Fishing

One of the challenges of fly-fishing in cold water is warm feet. Standing in cold water with cold feet is uncomfortable at best and can lead to a decision to end a day of fishing early. There are many sock choices out there, but after trying a number of synthetic…

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