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Fly Fishing the Totagatic River in Wisconsin – Part 2

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If you have watched the video of my first day on the Totagatic River, then you already know how productive this tannic water is! My second and third run down the river include another quick spurt down the top section (about 2 hours) and then a run down the next section of the river from […]

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Fly Fishing the Totagatic River in Wisconsin

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Each year I get several emails regarding rivers, lakes, etc….where viewers think I should fish; I appreciate each and every one of them…but when Andrew Jacobsen told me that the Totagatic River was a spot I should research and fish…well, this time I hit the ‘old-jackpot’. That was some great advice…thanks Andrew! I left my […]

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Fly Fishing the St. Croix in Wisconsin

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Fishing the St. Croix is….frankly, a complete treat for me! I have now been on it a total of three times and each time has been an eventful one. As you will see while watching the video, this is tannic water…or as they say, “Old black water-keep on rollin” (yes I was a Doobie’s fan […]

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Fly Fishing Topwater for Musky and Bass

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If you are a fly-guy…you know there is just something special about seeing a topwater bug get smashed by a fish. I don’t care if it is the local pond for panfish or in this case, a musky trolling his territory and boiling up under your big baitfish popper. Probably the hardest part for the […]

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Fly Fishing Small Streams for Smallmouth

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This is certainly a year (2019), a spring, that I am glad I’m not a farmer; the weather here in southern Indiana has been…well, awful! Cold and rain…rain and cold! So, while my fishing hasn’t been good, at least I haven’t had the worried of getting grain in the ground like so many of our […]

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That One Thing

For those of you who don’t know…or think that somehow I am able to fly fish for a living…well, I am in my 34th year of teaching public high school in southern Indiana; and I am here to tell you that teens today are different than they were, period. I sometime wonder or worry if […]

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