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Appalachian Angling with Marc Payne
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Animas (Before And After)
            The whole
mess in Colorado with the juggernaut pollution of the Animas River has weighed
heavily on my mind. Not because of fishing, of which I am most fond, but of the
greater implications. Implications that will remain long after the water has...

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One Man/ Huge Revival
The evolution of equipment/gear is to be expected in any sport.  I am sure that back in the day, the face mask was considered cutting edge to football.  In the same manner, the progression of fly fishing equipment has always prided itself of being cutting e...

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An Aniversary
Hard to believe that Jill and I have been married for 15 years this coming Wednesday.  A heckuva lot of stuff has happened in those years. Four kids. Sickness that just about put me under. Wrecks. Deaths. Disney. (and yes it is intentional that I placed dea...

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The Houseguest
For two or three years now, we have unintentionally provided a nesting area for a Carolina Wren. On the first Spring visit, she built her nest on the top of a refrigerator that we had on our car port, she carefully constructed a safe haven inside a wicker b...

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Thoughts on Earth Day
In honor of Earth Day here are some mental snapshots of when our planet showed off for me. Small pond in the middle of nowhere that held four goldfish. The majesty of The Grand Canyon covered in snow. Sitting on a stump with one of my best friends, watching...

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Man Plans, God Laughs
Rain.  I really don't mind it when it falls steady for a day, freshens up the foliage a bit, and then moves on to ply its trade elsewhere.  The ground is saturated enough to provide what is needed and everything has been washed of pollen and dust.  Modest r...

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 So, I found myself in a rut.  A very deep rut, and looking ahead it seemed to go on for miles without deviation. Perhaps we have all been there.  You just can't seem to nab the mojo, and plod along like an extra in a zombie movie. Over the past several mon...

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The Prodigal Returns
Better than one year ago, I placed a post on here... Then silence.... Why? Several reasons could be used, and perhaps the majority of them could be justified, but at the end of the day it has been a time of trying to break through the surface film of writin...

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