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Learn to Cast a Switch Rod


Over the past several years I have enjoyed the versatility of using a switch rod on large streams. When you learn to cast a switch rod opportunities increase for the fly fisher. The magic lies in the fly line itself much more than the rod. I had already been using spey variety casts on the stream most of my angling…
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Fall Fly Fishing Invasion in North Carolina


The fall fly fishing invasion in North Carolina really began in mid September. Over the last few weeks I have been fortunate to work more visitors from Europe and Oceania than ever for the fall. Many think of Western Carolina as the stockie bashing that goes on from the first of October to the First of June. What they do…
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Stewards Of The River Or Pillagers


This short piece is my attempt to increase awareness about problems facing many of our trout waters, in my region as well as many around the globe. In our hemisphere, high summer water temperatures stress the local trout fisheries, and should be a sign to concerned anglers that it is time to leave the stream for another day. Independent guides and…
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