Video: “Buffalo Brothers” in the Ozarks

About 90 percent of the media you see about fly fishing in Arkansas involves a huge dam and giant tailwater trout. Here’s a great, 11½-minute video that focuses on the “authentic Ozark . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Bully Bluegill Spider

The Bully Bluegill Spider is the creation of fly tier Terry Wilson, and it was first introduced to the wider community in the 1999 book that Terry wrote with his wife, Roxanne, Bluegill Fly. . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Catch Bass from Tough Structure

In this great video, Conway Bowman shows how to catch largemouth bass in “bad neighborhoods,” by making accurate casts right into the holding area. Be prepared to get snagged or caught on rocks, but that’s simply the price you pay for getting down and . . .

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Hawk Lake Lodge, Day Three: Teeth and Mouths

After two days of fantastic smallmouth fishing at Hawk Lake Lodge, we decided to head for a smaller lake known for its great pike population. Sandy and I once again teamed up with guide Jeff Blum for a very short boat ride, followed by a hike to . . .

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Hawk Lake Lodge, Day Two: The Mouse that Roared

Our second morning at Ontario’s Hawk Lake Lodge dawned bright and warm–it looked to be a carbon copy of the previous day–and we decided to fish Paddy Lake for smallmouths. One of the 19 lakes that the lodge has access to, Paddy is just a . . .

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Follow Our Adventure at Hawk Lake Lodge This Week

Regular readers of this blog know that I like to take one big trip each summer with my buddy/photographer, Sandy Hays. This week, we’re heading north to visit my friend Ted Putnam at Hawk Lake Lodge, the 2019 Orvis International Destination of . . .

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