The ins and outs Buyers Guide for Fly Fishing

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A few days ago I was working behind the counter in our shop when a couple came in to do some browsing and pick up some fly fishing odds and ends.  They checked out with a dozen or so flies, a new traditional braided Tenkara leader, some hemostats, nippers, a zinger or two, etc.  You...

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What’s your take on Delayed Harvest?

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Well there is no doubt about it folks… delayed harvest is in full swing.  That means a lot of different things to different people.  For a lot of people the inception of delayed harvest regulations means some of their favorite local streams are packed full of fish and this is the best time to get...

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Autumn Brings Ideal Season for Fly Fishing

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Standing in the river on a guided trip a few days ago I noticed the arrival of a cool breeze and saw a few leaves slowly fluttering toward the ground.  I thought to myself… finally, fall has arrived.  That means some of the best trout fishing of the year is just around the corner.  Summer...

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Fishing the North Fork Gorge

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The wild and beautiful state of New Mexico has a fitting slogan, “Land of Enchantment.” Here in Transylvania County there is a stretch of river that is also wild and beautiful, a true “river of enchantment.” This stretch of river is located on the North Fork of the French Broad. Accessed via highway 215 the...

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Fishing Hatchery Supported Waters in Western NC

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On April 7 the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission opened over 1,000 miles of hatchery supported waters to the public.  Though I am personally a huge proponent of catch and release, I understand the temptation to put a tasty trout on the dinner table from time to time.  There are several hatchery supported streams right...

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