Will an $8,000 Fly Reel Catch More Fish?

First off, you might be wondering if there is such a thing as a $8,000 fly fishing reel. Yes, there is. It’s the Hardy Zane Ti Reel and it is indeed beautiful. Designed for saltwater fly fishing, this heavenly reel is made from a solid bar stock Titanium and takes six days to make just one. This reel is hand…

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“Just one more fish.”

“Just one more fish, then I’ll head home.” How many times have we all said that. Is it an addiction or an appreciation and love of fishing? I would say the latter, while my wife would say an addiction. Even when we do catch that “one more fish”, we start over again and say “just one more fish and then…

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Can Someone Invent More Fishing Time Please.

Image via Wikipedia This past Saturday was an excellent day of fishing in Indiana where I live. Within an hour, I caught about two dozen bluegill, a nice white bass and about a 3-pound largemouth bass on Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, IN. The only problem, I only had an hour to fish. A front was moving through, it was nice…

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The Joy of Teaching Your Kid to Fish

My son is 11-years old and while I taught him to fish many moons ago, I’ve recently taught him more advanced ways of fishing. The first lesson I taught him was learning to use a spinning reel. Not a difficult lesson but a rewarding one. But a month ago or so, my son wanted to try out my fly rod…

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The Old Days of Fishing

On my fishing bench in my garage I’ve got tackle, fly tying supplies, different spools of fishing lines, nets, fishing gear, assorted tackle boxes, disembodied soft plastic lizards and worms my daughter got a hold of, a bunch of fishing books and my Grandfather’s old wooden lures. My fishing bench is a nice visual timeline of the old days of…

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Pressure Fronts: The RIGHT Time To Go Fishing

Image by Tonyç via Flickr I could explain how low and high pressure works and how it relates to cold and warm fronts and what a stationary front is and the rotation of the Earth and the Coriolis force but I won’t bore you. You don’t want to be a meteorologist, you just want to fish. So I’ll explain in…

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Fishing Crankbaits: Go to where the fish are.

While I love fishing topwaters and dry flies, sometimes the fish aren’t there. When there are no clouds out and the sun is shining bright, the fish tend to go to deeper waters, bottom cover and off the ledges. This is a good time to get out the crankbaits. Crankbaits allow you to fish the deep depths down to about…

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Do You Need A Fish System?

Well the answer is “No” if you don’t have a boat but if you do have a boat, then it should be considered. Not only do fish systems help you find fish, more importantly, they help you find their habitat. And with the newer systems that have GPS, you are able to mark those hotspots so you’ll never forget where…

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