Category Archives: Other Good Reading

Book on Hatches

I recently picked up a book on hatches that I had read some years ago. The price was right from Abebooks. They listed a number of copies in hardback for $1 with shipping and handling ranging from $3-$5. The copy I received was without … Continue reading

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River Dory Article

I’ve just had the chance to set down and catch up on reading some past issues of fly-fishing magazines that have stacked up on the floor by my desk. The July/August 2009 issue of American Angler has a two-page spread … Continue reading

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Can Fish Learn?

I had a client ask me the other day about whether fish have cognitive learning ability. Fish do exhibit sensitive foraging, where their foraging location, exposure to risk and time spent there vary accordingly. But much of this is instinctive. However, … Continue reading

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Winter Smallies

Arkansan Jim Spencer has a good article in the Arkansas Sportsman on fourteen places to fish for Arkansas winter smallmouth. His main tip is to catch a warm spell especially just ahead of a cold front. These places are isolated areas … Continue reading

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TUTV’s Episodic Week

Clay Henry’s Hawgs Illustrated article, which also appears in today’s Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, highlights the filming of a new TUTV White River episode. This time John Wilson guides Frank Smethhurst and crew for a week on the White, … Continue reading

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Get Acquainted with Leeches

Dave Whitlock has an informative article in the Winter 2008 issue of TU’s Trout magazine on “Leeches (Hirudinea).” As always, Whitlock gives accurate fly pattern options and advice on how to fish them. This is some appropriate reading for Arkansas … Continue reading

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Help for Tailing Loops

Ever wonder why your fly tangles on the end of your line when you do a forward cast? Jim McLennan has a helpful article entitled “Creep and Jab” in the March 2008 issue of Fly Fisherman. There is also a good … Continue reading

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Capps Creek Redux

You have probably read my earlier account of a trip to Capps Creek with Flip Putthoff just before Christmas. Flip has an article on the excursion also in this Friday’s paper. © 2008, Scott Branyan

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Fly Rod and Reel Articles

Two articles caught my eye in this issue of Fly Rod & Reel (March 2008). One is by Buzz Bryson on “Knots You Need to Know.” One of the knots Buzz tackles is the Non-Slip Loop knot. It is one … Continue reading

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