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    John, yes, you are correct that there are vast...

    John, yes, you are correct that there are vast regions of this continent still untouched by modern civilization, save for a few footpaths and wooden signposts. There are even a few so-called "old...
  2. Thread: Reading Water

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    They're in the water, because they can't breathe...

    They're in the water, because they can't breathe air.

    On a more serious note, it probably has something to do with spawning season, since Browns spawn in the fall, but I'm not sure where to find...
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    Great article. I winced reading it, expecting the...

    Great article. I winced reading it, expecting the self-righteous purists to jump all over it, but so far, no outrage. That's good, in my opinion.

    Here are a couple of points to consider:
    -With...
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    Central VA Warmwater: The Big Fall Feed

    Sorry, no pictures, just some advice. For those near Central VA or a region that has been having similar weather patterns, GO FISHING!

    After a long, hot September with little rain, the rivers were...
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    Thanks Dave, great post.

    Thanks Dave, great post.
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    Catching bass in a sunfish pond

    Rather than telling about a lesson I've learned, I'm going to tell about something I haven't solved yet.

    Twice in the last week I've had a bluegill on my line get chased by a much larger...
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    We'll forgive you as long as you cast the hot dog...

    We'll forgive you as long as you cast the hot dog with a fly rod.

    Otherwise, well...

    Kidding aside, hotdogs can be great bait for freshwater too.
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    More details on the laws in Virginia...

    More details on the laws in Virginia.
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    Virginia Stream Access Laws

    This thread is a corollary to this previous one on access laws in different states. Although the original poster stated that Virginia access is fairly liberal, the details are much more complicated....
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    Once there was a guy named Mac who loved his gin...

    Once there was a guy named Mac who loved his gin and whiskey so much he stocked up on a bottle a week (sometimes a bottle a day) during all of 1919 as the country faced the countdown to...
  11. Thread: Morning Bass

    by waskeyc
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    Nice catch!

    Nice catch!
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    Those are some nice looking smallmouths.

    Those are some nice looking smallmouths.
  13. Thread: Rivers Change

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    Rivers Change

    I've been fishing the warmwater creek behind my house since I moved there in 2009, mostly in a deep pool adjacent to a large rock that juts out into the water. This rock forces the stream to change...
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    I admit that that reputation kept me away from...

    I admit that that reputation kept me away from fly fishing for many years. When I started fly fishing, I didn't let a lot of people know, because I knew I wasn't doing it the "proper" way. Since...
  15. Thread: Tilapia

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    In my opinion, they are OK. A lot of fast-food...

    In my opinion, they are OK. A lot of fast-food type restaurants that serve fish sell Tilapia. This is typically what's in a fish taco at places like Ruby's in the West and low budget Mexican...
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    Nice. I like the flexed fly rod.

    Nice. I like the flexed fly rod.
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    From a humorous website post on whether to keep...

    From a humorous website post on whether to keep ketchup in the fridge: How to Cook a Carp.

    Make a marinade using two fifths of vodka and one of vermouth. Place a bottle of ketchup near pan. Sear...
  18. Thread: Tee-Shirt?

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    I've used these guys to make custom T-shirts as...

    I've used these guys to make custom T-shirts as surprise gifts for my wife. There are countless other outfits offering similar services. Give it a try, make a few and see if they sell.
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    Fast panfish action can be a lot of fun,...

    Fast panfish action can be a lot of fun, especially with kids.

    How do you fish the Little Crappie Fly?
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    21 fish in 3 hours doesn't sound like a slow day...

    21 fish in 3 hours doesn't sound like a slow day to me!
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    Arrival of Fishing Season in Virginia

    Today I caught my first warmwater fish of the season, a smallmouth bass in a local city park stream.

    Today is the third day in a row of temperatures in the 60s, and the water temperature was 52F....
  22. Thread: Spring Crappie

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    I can hardly wait! After this week's storm...

    I can hardly wait!

    After this week's storm blew through on Wednesday and has left yesterday and today (Friday) cool and windy, winds are set to subside and temperatures this weekend into next week...
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    I had to look up "heritably"; it means ability to...

    I had to look up "heritably"; it means ability to pass genes from one generation to the next.

    I had a similar thought regarding a recent post on the Orvis blog about Greenback Cutthroat trout....
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    So fish over 20 inches that fight hard for their...

    So fish over 20 inches that fight hard for their size? What's not to like!
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    I'm Getting a New Fishing Buddy

    On the bright side, I'm getting a new fishing buddy. On the other hand, I don't seem to be able to find nearly as much fishing time nowadays as I did 5 years ago, when I only had 3 kids.

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