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Fly Fishing is for Golfers

Fly Fishing is for Golfers

For years I was puzzled at the sporting development of the fly fisherman. They spring up wild it seems, like toadstools. At parties there they are-- phone out, amazing photos of gear, clothes, and scenery, nary a fish in sight. Then, just like that, they disappear. A...

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The Matagi Snow Hunters of Honshu

The Matagi Snow Hunters of Honshu

Screw pop sentiment. To hell with the politically correct. Japan’s Matagi snow hunters follow the philosophy of U.S. sage and spiritual leader Ricky Nelson. You can’t please everyone, so ya’ got to please yourself. Hunting the moon bear pleases the Matagi. Has since...

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I’ll Fetch My Own Damn Duck.

I’ll Fetch My Own Damn Duck.

I love labs, I honestly do. They’re beautiful, stately dogs that make wonderful pets and look great on the backs of t-shirts and pickups. Keep this in mind if you choose to read further. In the field, however, I never could make myself fall in love with them. For the...

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Wolves Among Us

Wolves Among Us

The antelope buck was on the move. He covered a half-mile in the time it took me to gather up my binoculars and get an estimate on his age and condition. He was older than the three that had been hanging out on the south side of the valley. His bases were heavy,...

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Headwaters on the Soque (soh kweee)

Headwaters on the Soque (soh kweee)

A Quintessential Escape for Beginner & Expert Fly Anglers: Headwaters on the Soque. Having pursued my career in the outdoor industry, I’ve been granted opportunities and experiences that have exceeded my imagination or expectations. Through my pursuits, I’ve been...

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