Equipment

Garmin GPS 1:24K Map microSD Card

I’ve had my Garmin 60CSx for years.  In the past, I had to download higher resolution TOPO maps to it using their MapSource application.  Once on the GPS, no need to ever do it again, so I lost track of progress. Curiosity got to me on “technology updates,” and I wandered out to the Garmin site

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Annual Caution – SAR Beacon

It seems as if this is an annual event. I make a routine plea to take the right, smart steps to ensure your safety while fishing in the remote places I know you go. In earlier posts, I commented on the loss of life resulting from people being unprepared to be stranded, broken down or injured while

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Review – Tenkara Rod

There was a big article recently in a major Fly Fishing magazine about Tenkara Rods.  As a result, I have fielded some questions on it.  Here is the review I published in 2010.  Still true.  Still love it.  Get yours from Mossy Creek for the Spring brookie season in the Blue Ridge! When I heard

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The Alabama Rig

Fly anglers have known about fishing multiple lures for years as a hopper/dropper combo.  Now, the rest of the world has caught up with the “Alabama Rig.” If you fish in Maryland, stop reading… it is illegal up there.  No problems so far in Virginia. The basic concept is that the rig mimics a school

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Line – Four Choices

The February Bassmaster magazine had a great article on the line selection – very educational. The author, Frank Sergeant, summed up the problem with his introductory line, “It used to be a simple question – Trilene or Stren?” To bottom line the discussion, there are four major types of line on the market today; monofilament,

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Kent’s Stealth Bomber

At the Richmond Fishing Expo, a reader slid up and dropped me a hint, “Check out Kent’s Stealth Bomber.”  He then went on to expand on why with tales of massive fish hauled in with this interesting fly. A Google search on “Kent’s Stealth Bomber” pops up 233 hits – how to tie it, how

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Cleaning… don’t wait until Spring

Here’s a reminder. For most of us, the season is over except for those rare warm days where we just can’t resist getting out on the water. So, this is the perfect time to start cleaning your gear for next season. It’s always obnoxious to do it, but cleaning fly line is critical for a

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Amazing Eternal Light Source

When I joined the Outdoor Writers Association, one of the things they alleged was that we would periodically receive free stuff that we could test out and use. After being a member for over a year, one of those free e-mails finally appeared in my inbox. I did not think twice about taking advantage of

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Review: Dahlberg Diver Frog

These things are actually pretty cool.  Rather than describe them myself, check out the screenshot from the seller – River2SeaUSA (clilck here).  I bought one… pricey at 12 bucks and it performed as described.  I could twitch next to the shore and then crank it underwater… let it rise, crank again. Sadly, no happy ending.  The

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Equipment – Vehicle Rod Rack (External)

I finally broke down and bought a rod rack. Over the last three or four years, I have probably broken two tips rattling around in the back of my pickup truck. In addition, when fishing from place to place, it’s a real hassle to reassemble the rod, attach the reel, and thread the line at

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Review – Shark Tooth Spool Management System

Last season I discovered the “Shark Tooth Spool Management System” from Loon Outdoors.  The system is an elastic band with a cutter attached that allows you to strip out tippet and then slice it off without having to grab a nipper, or, even worse, bite it. It comes in several sizes with the red (large)

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Quick Tenkara Tip

Quick Tenkara tip. For those of you who use Tenkara rods, you have already discovered how flexible they can be. Specifically, if you run into a tight spot, it’s easy to collapse a few sections to shorten the overall length of the rod. The problem is that you have to grip the rod at the

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Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

Click on the cover to go to Amazon for both print and Kindle formats.

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Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

Click on the cover to go to Amazon for both print and Kindle formats.

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