The Nature Conservancy’s Kilpatrick Pond Restoration Project: Fish & Temperature Data

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Clark Shafer from The Nature Conservancy dropped by the store a few days ago to share a few updates and data packages with us. There are many voices of various perspectives and opinions about this project, and the folks of TNC and Silver Creek Preserve managers are working to make this info available for all to see and comment. Some…

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Fifty Shades of Slow

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    Fly rods come in as many size, weight, and performance combinations as imaginable. Of the most popular trout rods, most are described by their size (7-9Ft) line weight (3-6Wt) and action (slow-fast). Anglers match rods to their preferred fly fishing method, the size of the water they are fishing, and the size of expected catch. A general rule…

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Backing: Bob White

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The greatest of scenic fly fishing paintings are breathtaking. Some however seem to stand alone in a distinctive light. Elements of the composition all fit into place so well, that they actually compel you to question if you have not actually stood there at some point in your own life. Certain paintings seem to quietly lean forward and whisper in…

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Leaning on the Swing

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I like fishing downstream. Swinging flies for Steelhead is a welcome seasonal transition following months of facing and casting upstream for trout. It’s an entirely different tempo, two-stepping your way down a run. The casting and presentation is different, not to mention that some days the fly rod is even totally different. Two hands holding cork now. Cool! I took a…

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