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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Old Flies

I found them again when I was searching for something in the basement, a box of old trout flies that I had put there for safekeeping. A few years ago, a workman doing a home improvement project for me recognized my love of flyfishhing.  He explained that his grandfather had been an avid flyfisher and flytier … Continue reading »

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“Rise Rings & Rhododendrons”

Fly angling, of course, is a pastime of endless variety, whether you fish tenkara or not.  Even tenkara, as we’ve discovered, has many “colors.”  But, if you are a tenkarafisher, I’d venture to guess that you are, like me, perhaps primarily a small stream angler.  As stalkers of small water, we recalibrate our expectations regarding … Continue reading »

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Thin Blue Lines, Revisited

Small Stream Reflections has quickly become one of my favorite fishing blogs.  The author, Brk Trt, is a wonderful photographer and essayist, and he vicariously takes us along to many beautiful small brook trout streams in his native Northeast.  Recently he posted an essay, “Thin Blue Lines,” in which he describes the angler’s obsession with finding … Continue reading »

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