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Summer Has Ended

In terms of fly fishing, this season has been good, not great. We didn’t see the large volumes of fish that we all hope for. The typical 40-50 fish days just didn’t happen. On a few trips, I was asked the question “Is this a typical day on the river?” My immediate response is “No”…

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Fly Tying Night – Richmond Bugs and Brews

Richmond Fly Tying

Join me and the folks at RVA Bugs and Brews for a night of fly tying, lie telling, and beer drinking. We’ll be focusing on tying smallmouth bass flies, talking tips on smallmouth bass fishing, and raffling off a full-day guided trip! When: Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Legend Brewing Co. What: Smallmouth…

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Spring Is Here Damnit!

Wesley Hodges Fly Fishing

I do not want to jinx any hope for consistent weather but it is officially Spring. Long days, warm weather, and great fly fishing is in store. However, before all of our heavenly daydreams can take shape, we have to struggle through April’s abyss. It is bittersweet, I know. We break through the last remaining…

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Hoggy, A River Skiff

This is a poetic story about the life a Hog Island Skiff, a watercraft that is claimed to be unbreakable…unless it falls into the wrong hands. From this point forward, the Hog Island Skiff will be referred to as “Hoggy”. Hoggy wanted to be a sailor Hoggy lived on a trailer. One day Hoggy was…

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