Tag: fly fishing

Addicted to Water

71% of the Earth’s covered surface is water. What percent of that water is fresh? a) 2% b) 5% c) 0.01% d) 10% Answer is at the end. i AM ADDICTED TO THE STUFF. cAN’T GO EVEN HOURS WITHOUT IT. MY MOST FAVORITE SPORT, FLY FISHING, IS DEPENDENT ON IT. MY LIFE, MY FAMILY, MY […]

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Catching BIG Smallmouths

Clouser Deep Minnow Created by Bob Clouser in 1987 for smallmouth on the Susquehanna River, Lefty Kreh made it famous, claiming 87 species caught with it. I think it works well because the hook rides point up, avoiding too many hang-ups, and with stripping it jumps up, then jigs down, like a wounded fish. But […]

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Other Books and Short Stories

Other Novels   HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATED POEM ABOUT A BAD DAY FLYFISHING click on cover and “Look Inside” at Amazon Click here to order TTFF on Barnes and Noble                                                              SHORT STORIES ABOUT VETERANS click on cover to order Excerpts By Milt Mays . . . Should’ve stayed in the Navy. Shit happens, though. Like that morning The Hawaiian […]

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Why would anyone fly fish?

I sit back on a rock, stretch my aching back, watch the snowy glacier feed the crystalline lake at 11,500 feet and wonder why I do this. I’m sore from standing for hours, tired from hiking an hour to get here, thirsty because I didn’t bring enough water, and the fish aren’t biting. It’s enough […]

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Favorite Fly

Here’s the fish I caught on the first hole on my first trip to the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam. Do you think I might fish with the same fly on this hole again? Yep, I do. Do you have a favorite fly? You know, the one you use when everything else is not working, […]

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