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Musings on minutia – timing, tides, moon phase, weather and wind

As far as full and dark moons, it’s a matter of light, along with the higher water . . . and corresponding increased current - that spring tides produce. [...]

June 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Opinion: Fluorocarbon facts and fiction

Carl McNeil of the Swift Fly Fishing Company wrote: “. . . the properties of Fluorocarbon are a little more than 'received wisdom' from the marketing department . . .over generously promoted as benefits." [...]

January 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Opinion: Flies … thinking outside of the box.

Rarely are new patterns world beaters, but some of Chuck Kraft's flies might qualify. He's been guiding and tying for 30 years in a multi species venue [...]

October 6, 2017 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Public lands in private hands

By this move, Republicans essentially announced that they see zero value in the lands that this nation has paid and labored to protect for more than a century. [...]

March 3, 2017 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: As true conservative, Gaetz should cut Big Sugar

"a federal cut Gaetz could fight for that would eliminate an obscene... theft of taxpayer money... Gaetz should abolish the federal subsidy to Big Sugar." [...]

February 13, 2017 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Feed them plastic and they will not come

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of the North Pacific Ocean where currents have trapped huge amounts of debris, mostly plastics [...]

January 5, 2017 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Buy a new pair, sharpening is a waste of time

Fly tying with less than two decent pairs of scissors, plus one cheap throw away pair, is asking for problems. Scissors are not afterthought tying items [...]

December 6, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Opinion: Is ethanol our Rube Goldberg contrivance?

This political, technical, economic, and agricultural machinery that put ethanol in place is beginning to look like a bizarre contrivance dreamed up by Rube Goldberg [...]

November 3, 2016 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Inflatables may not be pretty, but as a fishing tool hard to beat

The best benefits of the inflatables we profile, as I see it, are ease of getting into and out of; portability to, from and out of the water, and gear stowage. [...]

August 31, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Opinion: OPST takes casting to new places, adds options – ends line confusion

Fly lines, not rods or reels, have been wearing the pants in the fly fishing industry for quite some time. Lefty Kreh, ever the sage, said not long ago: "It's hard to find a bad rod today ." [...]

August 16, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide