Dog Safety During Hunting Season

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If you enjoy hiking with your dog and live in an area with seasonal hunting, hitting the trails takes an extra measure of prep and precaution. It is possible to safely walk your dog during hunting season, but doing so requires the understanding that you’re sharing the great outdoors and an awareness of how hunters engage in their sport. Before you consider walking your dogs in or near woods, fields, and wetlands during hunting season, you should be confident in your dog’s training, outfit your dog and yourself in brightly colored vests, and know when and where it’s safe to walk.

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Video Pro Tips: Don’t Fish for Spawning Trout

This how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, takes on an important topic in fly fishing: casting to spawning trout. Yes, it is legal in many places, but does that make it right? This is a personal decision, and as you know, Ben is not shy . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish Two Nymphs at the Same Time

Here’s a solid primer from fly-fishing Livingston, Montana-based instructor Matt Wilhelm, offers a basic lesson on how to rig a double-nymph setup. Fishing two nymphs at the same time can result in more hookups, and it can help you get a small fly . . .

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Pro Tips: The Keys to Learning the Bonefish Game

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing

Catching a bonefish is an accomplishment for any angler, novice or expert.
Photo courtesy H20 Bonefishing

Every year, hundreds of new anglers join the migration to the tropics in search of what many consider to be one of the world’s finest light-tackle game fish: bonefish. Here in The Bahamas, we are fortunate to have hundreds of . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Tripletail this Fall

As fall descends on southern Florida, various migratory fish species return to our coastal waters, having spent the summer in colder areas farther north. One of my favorite opportunities during this time of year is sight-fishing. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Fall-Run Great Lakes Steelhead

Fall offers many different angling opportunities, but here in the Great Lakes region, the first steelhead of the season are entering river systems, angry and ready to eat. They’re mostly following the spawning king salmon, feeding. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween

While Halloween is a time of fun and excitement for humans, it can be stressful and downright dangerous for dogs. So much in their world changes very quickly: there’s a ton of activity, new people are everywhere, strange foods and smells abound, and . . .

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Video: The Magic of Redfish on the Fly

Here’s a gorgeous film from Costa that explores why fly fishers love redfish–from Chesapeake Bay to Florida to the Laguna Madre of southern Texas. Although the fish are the same, the angling subculture and techniques are often quite different. Along the . . .

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Tightline-Nymphing Tips: When in Doubt, Drag ‘Em

In fast-water stretches, it pays to err on the side of too much tension on your nymphs.
Photos by George Daniel
Nymphing without an indicator can be a challenge, especially when you’re fishing turbulent water where micro currents are moving in different directions. Some currents may be moving . . .

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