Fly Fishing Adventures

Jeff’s summaries of his fly fishing exploits.

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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Fly Fishing Crooked Creek in North Central Arkansas

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As they say…sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you! Such was the case over my most recent spring break to Arkansas; the bear in this case was the weather. As we pulled into the dam-quarry campground in Salesville, Arkansas and eased to a stop, I could hear the roar of the […]

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Fly Fishing Winter Smallmouth in Missouri

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It seems like there is a cloud that hangs over smallmouth when the weather turns cold; now, I’m not talking about a literal fog, but a cloud of knowledge. Can you still catch smallmouth in the winter or do they become more or less….dormant? Frankly, I am not very sure of all the answers. I […]

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