Species and Techniques
Alternative Fly Rod Tactics - There are things you may not
consider throwing with a fly rod. The kick is that many of these
alternative fly rod baits are far more "traditional" than you thought!
A fly rod is a versatile tool, explore the alternatives!
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Big Hare Tactics for Autumn Bronze
- Late in the year, and then again early in the year,
nothing produces like big baits. The Double Bunny is a great solution
a Buggy World! - Bass Bugging is closer than you
think. Once a big black bass explodes on your topwater, you'll be
hooked deeper than the fish!
A Calico Time of Year
- A primer and a place to begin consideration of serious systems for
sac-a-lait. The crappie is certainly one of the most popular fish
in this country. Papermouth... meet the fly rod!
The Crayfish of Ohio - Dave Votaw
contributes yet another important article that gives us insight and
understanding of the natural world around us. Think you know what you
need to know about crayfish? Read this article and you'll think again!
Smallies Year Round
- Dave Votaw shares a full
year's worth of smallmouth wisdom and three generation's of passionate
black bass pursuit.
Cyprinus carpio – Invasive species? -
Dave Votaw tells the tale of the carp's amazing journey and its fascinating
survival in North America!
Fishing the Well Curve - What could statistical distribution,
bell curves and inverse bell curves possibly have to do with improving
one's fishing skills? Here is a new way of thinking about fly
size and prey imitation.
Fly Rod Spoons, Spinners and Plugs - It's only heresy if you
don't know the history of the sport! Take a look at what's hot in fly
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Fool for Bluegill!
- If bluegills lived in cold running water,
Trout Unlimited would have 31 members! Make no mistake, bluegills can
be tough, discriminating customers. Once every year they oblige,
Hot Times are for Gar
Blauvelt on Ohio's most under-rated game fish! They've been here
for millions of years. Have you managed to land one?
Name That Sunfish! - Dave Votaw
introduces us to the dozen most likely species of sunfish we might encounter
in our local flows.
Ohio's Redfish - You do know the
redfish of saltwater was considered a "trash" fish until an enterprising
chef decided to blacken it? What reputation would the sheephead would have
if it had been the main ingredient?
Playing in the Minors
- If you haven't tried for a
Golden Bonefish on a fly, make this the season to give it a try. If you
think of carp as a "warm up" for more glamorous species you might just be
humbled to find that the minor league is every bit as tough as the big show!
Perfect Fish - Joe Cornwall shares
his thoughts about the strongest, toughest, baddest fish in fresh water.
Are you ready for the challenge?
The McKinley Shad
- Ohio's own
tarpon! A few times a year I lose my mind and become completely
obsessed with shad fishing.
- Fly fishing for "rough" fish? It's all good!
Secondary Skills - Mark Blauvelt
shares some secrets and sets us on the right path to learn the important
things in angling!
Tailwater Catfish - Mark
Blauvelt shares Ohio catfish-on-a-fly secrets!
Wading, Your Guide To Success
- Mark Blauvelt is back with some hard-earned advice to get the most out
of your time on, and in, the water!