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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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Join me at the Green Top Outdoor Expo

The largest Mid-Atlantic Expo Event for the hunting, fishing, and outdoor enthusiast! FREE admission! FREE parking! 175+ Vendors. Outdoor Seminars. Fun Kids’ Activities. Fantastic Live Music. DELICIOUS Food. Hot Deals. Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY! Leashed dog-friendly so bring your furry friend!! Save the date! We will see you October 5th and 6th at the…
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Richmond Fly Tying

Fly Tying Night – Richmond Bugs and Brews

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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Wesley Hodges Fly Fishing

Spring Is Here Damnit!

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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Into The blue

I hate flying! Sounds ironic since I spent seven years as a Paratrooper. Maybe that’s what made me the best paratrooper the 82nd has ever seen in its ranks. I jumped out of that mother every single time the green light came on regardless of what objects waited for me below. (I’m joking. There are way…
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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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