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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 Bass Flies…
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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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Why I Hunt

Why I Hunt

I gave myself 5 more minutes to overwatch the target area some 400+ yards away. Any longer than that and I felt I would not be able to accurately identify, nor accurately engage, any likely suspects that happened to wander into the small window of opportunity. These last 15 minutes were critical. This was the…
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Made in Maine

Well, the land of Bean Boots and burly beards has closed down for the winter season.  Just like that another windstorm caught this gypsy kite and blew it in a southbound direction. Per usual, the wind will abruptly stop and Cooper and I will come crashing into, yet again, another strange location. Stay tuned for…
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