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“Wisdom of the Cast”

Sierra Fisherman Magazine

August 2011 – This story from the  interviews Jeff Currier and his exploits surround carp fishing, a fabulous way to spend the day with a fly rod. Instructive with a long section of questions and answers about the “art and lore” of fly fishing, also dispelling some of the myths surrounding this great sportfish.

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“Predator or Prey”

Patagonia Fly Fishing Catalog

2009 – The Ramganga was the clearest it had been since we arrived. I could see the bottom, six feet down. I stalked cautiously upstream, staying 50 feet from the river’s edge. I was on the hunt for a mahseer. Creeping upstream I saw an enormous gold shape.

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“Choosing a Saltwater Fly Fishing Destination”

Jack Dennis Fly Fishing Newsletter

Choosing a saltwater fly fishing destination can be an overwhelming decision with so many options available. Whether you are new to the salt or a seasoned veteran, destination selection can be arduous. There are many factors that go into an anglers decision. This article will help you narrow down the possibilities of your first, or next, saltwater destination.

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“Holy Huchen”

Drake Magazine 2006 Vol. 8

A day of fishing in the Slovakian countryside. I’m usually fishing somewhere warm in the spring, maybe stalking the flats for permit or macheteing my way up a jungle river in South America. But in April of 2004, I found myself in the small Eastern European nation of Slovakia.

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“The Mysterious Mirror”

American Angler Magazine

November/December 2003 – The October skies are clear in Southeastern Idaho. Nearly all the leaves have left the aspen trees and only a few glimmers of gold rattle in the fall breeze. Beyond the naked aspens, there’s a clear view of Sawtell Mountain towering over the fabulous upper reaches of the Henrys Fork.

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“Caddis and the Art of Survival”

Patagonia Fly Fishing Catalog

2001 – For me the backcountry means peace, solitude, relaxation and a chance to unwind. Pleasant company and good weather are plusses, but throw in water and a few rising trout within range of a cozy campsite and you have paradise.

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“New Fork River and Brown Trout”

Jack Dennis Fly Fishing Newsletter

Fly fishing for brown trout, particularly large ones has always been high in priority for most fly fishermen. This is because big browns are difficult to find and anglers often venture great distances, sometimes as far as Chile, Argentina, or New Zealand.

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“Flat Creek in Jackson Wyoming”

Jack Dennis Fly Fishing Newsletter

Only two miles north of Jackson, lying in the heart of the National Elk Refuge, flows Wyoming’s first fly fishing only stream, Flat Creek. It is a place so close to home that after a long day at work I can rush to gather my gear and be on the stream just moments later in pursuit of wary cutthroat.

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“Entering Saltwater Fly Fishing”

Jack Dennis Fly Fishing Newsletter

It was a snowy day in February 1986, when I shook hands and wished fellow employee Scott Sanchez (Chez) luck on his first saltwater fly fishing adventure. He was bound for Belize. At the time, I, like most fly fisherman, needed to break out the atlas to see where Belize was. It seemed odd to me that he was spending all that money to go chase saltwater fish.

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“Panama – Abundance of Fish”

Jack Dennis Fly Fishing Newsletter

The word panama means ‘abundance of fish’, but to most of us, Panama is a small country nestled at the bottom of Central America next to Costa Rica. It is home of the Panama Canal, but in recent years more popular for the extraditing of Manuel Noriega.

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“Fly Fishing for Vampires in Venezuela”

Jack Dennis Fly Fishing Newsletter

Fangs seem natural on many creatures. We as humans accept the fact that many animals have them. Man’s best friend has a set, as do cats, bears, coons, snakes and the list goes on. But do fish have fangs? Pike have teeth, and the ocean is full of fish with burly chompers from barracuda to snapper, but these mouthfuls of teeth really don’t qualify as fangs.