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Neurobiologists Say Fly-Fishing is Good for You

Fly-Fishing is Good for You by Robert Deen

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know that fly-fishing is good for you. Or it does it?

The Harvard Medical School’s Department of Neurobiology recently published an article that compared fly-fishing to yoga in its ability to relax the brain and combat the ill effects of every day stress. Continue reading Neurobiologists Say Fly-Fishing is Good for You

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Central Texas Fly Fishing, Part One

 With Beautiful Scenery and Fantastic Diversity, Central Texas is a Diamond in the Rough for Fly Fishermen

Central Texas by Will Jukes

It’s understandable that Texas doesn’t make the shortlist of great fly fishing states.  Lacking native trout and salmon, we have nothing to offer anglers going after the traditional species of fly fishing.  But hidden in the state’s big middle is the central Texas Hill Country, 18,000 square miles of limestone and granite hills clear to emerald green freestone streams.  Awash with bass, panfish, catfish and carp, these streams offer a surprisingly classic kind of fly fishing, as well as challenges not to be found elsewhere. Continue reading Central Texas Fly Fishing, Part One

Choosing the Right Fly Line Weight

A (Hopefully) Simple Breakdown of Picking the Right Line Weight

Fly Line Weight by Sean O’Brien

There are a ton of variables that affect every aspect of fly fishing. Even if we just look at the different factors that go into picking a fly rod, we have to choose a reel, rod weight, length and material.  And on top of all of that, you need to pick a fly line weight.  But while a lot of the things listed will depend on personal style and preference, fly line weight nearly always boils down to one thing: what are you fishing for?  Using the correct line weight enables you to use the appropriate flies, which will really help you dial in on your target species. Continue reading Choosing the Right Fly Line Weight

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Fly Fishing for Carp part 2

Fly Fishing for Carp by Debbie Kay

Believe it or not, there are a lot of different reasons to try the sophisticated art of fly fishing on the humble (and sometimes reviled) carp.  These invasive fish are often considered “trash fish,” and ignored by serious fishermen.  However, there are some very good reasons not to ignore the carp and why they are a natural fit to fly fishing: Continue reading Fly Fishing for Carp part 2

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Fish Where You Live – More Fishing by Fishing Local

Everywhere in America There’s Good Fly Fishing Nearby, but Finding It Can Take Some Work

by Sean Obrien

When you hear the term “fly fishing”, your mind likely pictures lush vegetation cut by a slow moving stream, uncorrupted by the sprawl of the big city.  A man in waders and a plaid shirt stands alone in the stream, rhythmically throwing flies as the water babbles around him.  The stream meanders through miles of forest, with overhangs and shrubs dotting the banks, and trout are everywhere.  This is the untouched, picturesque “perfect” setting for fly fishing, and places like this are generally accessible to those who live in the area – which, unfortunately, isn’t very many people.  For most of the fly fishing population, this is not reality. Continue reading Fish Where You Live – More Fishing by Fishing Local

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