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John Davenport
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Tie, cast, drift, set, click, release, smile.
Tie, cast, drift, set, click, release, smile.

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Tenkara in Japan with the Eiji Yamakawa
Fishing with the natives.        Two weeks before departure it looked like it wasn't going to happen. I'd googled "Tenkara in Japan" in dozens of forms trying to make contact with a fly shop or guide to take me out for a day from Osaka. The only thing I'd b...

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Tenkara Cuts
Heavy to Light - Bamboo to Tenkara - for Cutthroats in Colorado In 2011, on  a stream we like in Colorado not far from Denver,   Fred Miller and I decided on a themed trout outing. We'd do a throwback on our throwback and use bamboo to catch and then releas...

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No Chance in Hell
A story of Statistics, Fine Bourbon, and Divine Intervention     This blog has four characters: David Nickum, E.D.  Colorado Trout Unlimited.  Ken Neubecker,  A.D. American Rivers. Paula Fothergill,  Casting for Recovery  Instructor & Volunteer The Pope    ...

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Fly Fishing in Ecuador - 2/2016 - Trout on the Equator?
     I thought it would be easy and I could be wrong about this but Google never lies. Hours of searching failed to reveal guides, regulations, fishing reports, fly shops, stream flows, or fishing lodges near Quito in Ecuador. Once there it appeared that "P...

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Food Critic of the NYT, Peter Wells has lost his way.
Peter Wells, NYT Food Critic, has lost his way. Food critics have always been tempted to exaggeration and food foppery to build a following but Mr. Wells’ focus on the food has blurred beyond the visible range. But does it really matter to the diner? No. Th...

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Annual Update 2015 eat drink travel fish sort books.
Eat, Drink,Travel, Fish, Sort Books.  Just like last year. from John and Brenda Davenport  T here were a couple of notable events this year. Mom, Olive Davenport celebrated 100; Morgan Bransky launched her college career; we got all six grandchildren togeth...

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Getting into Fly Fishing for under $100
Presented at the Fall Fly Fishing Rendezvous - Denver Colorado - 11/1/2015 Cost and Complexity:      A primary roadblock in getting  yourself  or a son, daughter, or grandchild into fly fishing. Presented here is a low cost minimalist way of getting a perso...

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Nymphing is not all they do in the Czech Republic.
Jan Šiman shares a little fly fishing wisdom on some sweet Czech rivers. Jan set me up with a 6 minute metro ride  and an easy 2.5 hour bus ride through the Czech countryside from Prague to Susice. This area is called Southern Bohemia and is very close to t...

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