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Knot Wars…Which Side Are You On?

There are many aspects to fly fishing.  Rods, reels, fly line, flies, techniques are all “sexy” topics and get most of the press but none can be more important than the boring subject of knots.  If you use the incorrect knot or tie it incorrectly, the fish is lost, no matter what gear or technique […]

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“Butt Ugly Fly Fishing”

The Butt Ugly Fly   Fly fishers always look for a good excuse to go fishing. And when the word gets out that the aquatic insects are getting ready to hatch, what fly fisher wouldn’t head out to the river to enjoy it? This was the year of the great cicada hatch here in the […]

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Fly Fishing Education

Reference our latest email to all on fly fishing education: Here is an email from the Lead of our Denver fellowship, Greg Krotcha. Greg and I flew together at Southwest airlines and from our discussions about fly fishing he started the Denver fellowship at his church. I had the pleasure of fishing with his guys […]

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Fly Fishing & SUP

On April 30, 2017, two inches of water flooded the Aker’s Ferry Canoe Rental shop. TheOzark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) and the surrounding communities were hit hard by this year’s historic flooding. Yet just a few weeks later, the outfitters were up and running; the park service had re-opened many of the access points on […]

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Fly Fishing & Kayaking

Choosing The Right Kayak For Fly Fishing Written by: Jeff, Sr editor of southtexaskayak.com Do you enjoy a good adrenaline rush just as much as sitting around relaxing as the breeze blows through your hair? How would you like to enjoy both pleasantries simultaneously? Look no further than fly fishing from a kayak. Traveling to […]

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Knot Wars

Knot Wars! I’ve been thinking a lot about knots lately. Haven’t you? For years, I have been teaching our fly fishing class that the “improved clinch knot” is an excellent knot to use for tying your fly to your tippet.  It’s easy to tie and most of us learned it a long time ago when […]

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Fish The Film – The Go To Fly

Soft Hackles – the Go to Fly! Written by:Kenny Klimes Most fly fishermen will tell you that nothing is more exciting than seeing a rise, targeting the fish and then catching it with a dry fly. I would agree with that! But then I would bet the majority of those rises the trout are not […]

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Mayflies a Plenty!!!

Let’s discuss Mayflies: First we have several different species of Mayflies here in Missouri; Pale Morning Dun (PMD), Blue Wing Olive (BWO), Quill Gordon, Hendrickson, March Brown, Cahill, Trico, to name just a few. So your asking yourself, “How do I recognize the insect as a mayfly”? The may fly duns or young adults have […]

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Itty Bitty Midges

Time to Discuss Midges: Midges are probably the most prolific of all trout foods. Midges are found in almost every river or lake that trout are found. A small insect that is close to the size of a mosquito or gnat. The midge’s life cycle are in four stages; the larva, pupa, emerger, and adult. Many […]

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Little Red River Trip

My buddy John an I  headed down to Heber Springs Arkansas to fish the Little Red River while several other of our buddies headed to lake Tanycome to fish. We arrived late Friday evening and enjoyed a pizza for dinner before checking into our cabin at Red River Adventures Trout Resort. The cabin was amazing and was […]

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