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This is spring

This is spring. This is the beginning of something. Work’s busy but I sneak out early, speeding down 195, shoving a granola bar into my mouth while narrowly avoiding speed traps and potential ten car pileups. At the state forest, I pull down an unmarked dirt road; overgrown even in the dead landscape of early […]

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Tactics and Gear: Fly fishing

Listen, I’m by no means a #flygod (although someday I will be). In the timeline of fly rod immortality, I’m a mere babe. But I’ve put enough time in where I can preach the steps to becoming a respected angler on the river or flats. Before my acceptance of the fly gods, the old and the […]

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Paul from Lo-Fli, Seven Stripes Podcast

In this interview, we chat with Paul Osimo, creator of the Lo-Fli Fishing System. Over a couple pops, we talk about fly fishing minimalism and being innovative in an industry that doesn’t exactly react to change well. The Lo-Fli kickstarter can be found here, and will end on December 26th. Follow Low-Fli on Instagram @lo_fli, […]

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Accidental Stripers: Chaos, but the good kind

She must have taken the deceiver as it dropped unattended through the water column–some 30 pounds of Cape Cod spring-run striper. A big bass, the kind I was after, had engulfed all three trebles of Capt. Bill’s plug. ‘I can’t see the hook points anymore’, he tells me, pulling her up onto the gunnels. ‘I […]

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Steve Culton, Guide and Fly Tyer, Seven Stripes Podcast

Today, we chat with fly fishing extraordinaire, Steve Culton. Steve is a guide, fly tyer and acclaimed fly fishing writer, with works published in Field & Stream, American Angler, The Flyfish Journal, The Drake and Flyfishing & Tying Journal.  We talk (the sometimes technical) trout fishing on the Farmington, catching stripers on the fly year-round, and using […]

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November Flood Tide

We fish in November because after months of relentlessly pursuing something, it would be uncomfortable to quit it cold turkey. The whole “not fishing” thing is something that needs to be eased into. November then, serves a few different purposes—the primary one being the longing for “one last fish” at the tail of the migration […]

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