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Monday, 10 October 2016 21:29

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:43

The Other Side of California

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  • Big Pine

    Eastern Sierra Oct 10, 2013 | 12:59 pm

    It’s the other side of California. Flanked between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains, Big Pine is the gateway to outdoor recreation in Inyo County. Here you can access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the planet’s oldest living trees; Palisade Glacier, the southernmost glacier in the western hemisphere; and miles of […]

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  • Alabama Hills

    Eastern Sierra Jan 25, 2013 | 01:48 am

    ALABAMA HILLS  –  MOVIE FLAT Bizarrely-shaped boulders and pinnacles of stone; behind them the snow-capped peaks of the High Sierra — no wonder the Alabama Hills have been the setting for hundreds of films — depicting deserts of the Old West, the Far East, and even distant galaxies! in the Alabama Hills, along with dozens […]

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  • Mary Austin

    Eastern Sierra Jan 25, 2013 | 01:17 am

    Mary Austin lived and wrote from her home in Independence, California. Her book, Land of Little Rain, has been hailed as the most magnificent description of California desert ever printed.

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  • Lone Pine

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 13:20 pm

    It’s extremely different. The portal to both Death Valley and Mount Whitney. Upon approach to Lone Pine, named for a towering pine that stood over the town in the 1800s, views of Mt. Whitney’s 14,496-foot summit steal the show. Beyond Lone Pine’s city center is the Whitney Portal Trail that leads to the summit of […]

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  • Independence

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 13:19 pm

    It’s how life should be. Much of Inyo County’s human history is linked to Independence, the county seat since 1866. Here you’ll find attractions that tell the stories of discovery, determination, spirit, and survival in Inyo County. Independence Chamber of Commerce PO Box 397 Independence, California 93526 (760) 878-0084 Inyo National Forest Get a Permit! […]

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  • Death Valley

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 13:18 pm

    It’s the oldest and the driest. The highest and the lowest. Death Valley, the largest national park in the lower 48 states, is a fascinating study in topographic contrasts. Marvel at Telescope Peak towering 11,049 feet, while Badwater, North America’s lowest point, sits at 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley is a popular destination […]

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  • Big Pine

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    It’s the other side of California. Access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Flanked between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains, Big Pine is the gateway to outdoor recreation in Inyo County. Here you can access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the planet’s oldest living trees; Palisade Glacier, the southernmost glacier in […]

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  • Bishop

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    Where stars shine not street lamps. Home to world-class fishing and bouldering. Bishop is the largest community in Inyo County offering hotel accommodations, restaurants, wilderness outfitters, shopping, casino gaming, and exciting annual events such as Bishop Mule Days and the Blake Jones Trout Derby. For more info, visit Bishop Chamber of Commerce. Bishop Area Chamber […]

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 15:36

Fly Fishing Traditions

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  • Match the Hatch Talk at the Reel Anglers Fly Shop

    Fly Fishing Traditions Mar 18, 2016 | 18:37 pm

    A Fly Fishing Traditions and Reel Anglers  Partnership Event   Fly Fishing Traditions – Match the Hatch Class Blue Wing Olive & Pale Morning Dun Mayflies April 2nd – 10:00 to 1:00 I have been working with Tom Page of the Reel Anglers Fly Shop for years and have come to an agreement for me to help the shop with ...The post Match the Hatch Talk at the Reel Anglers Fly Shop appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • Drift Boat Repair Project

    Fly Fishing Traditions Dec 28, 2015 | 13:17 pm

    I’ve been helping a new fishing buddy, Mark Ruef, repair his drift boat. It is an older Clackacraft that he picked up for about $1200, including a trailer that is in good working condition. A pretty good deal I thought until I took a good look at it. When I asked Mark how much he’d paid for it I said, ...The post Drift Boat Repair Project appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • Cam Covers Adele’s “Hello” Live on the Bobby Bones Show

    Fly Fishing Traditions Dec 16, 2015 | 21:46 pm

    I am a fan of pure vocal, traditional, alternate country music. This video of Cam covering the latest Adele “Hello” is outstanding. Put on some headphones and give it a listen.The post Cam Covers Adele’s “Hello” Live on the Bobby Bones Show appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • Spey Casting Practice On the Grass

    Fly Fishing Traditions Dec 7, 2015 | 22:29 pm

    For those getting started with spey casting and really for just about everyone for that matter, it is a very good idea to practice spey casting on the grass or turf. Why? Casting on the grass is convenient. Most everyone has grass nearby. It may be your lawn, a park or a nearby school. For most people the grass in ...The post Spey Casting Practice On the Grass appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • Fishing in Drought Conditions

    Fly Fishing Traditions Dec 4, 2015 | 20:16 pm

    On the Lower Yuba River as well as many Northern California rivers, we have been dealing with drought conditions for most of the summer and into this fall. The rivers are running low and gin clear. The trout are obviously nervous during full sunlight hours and have often moved to aerated sections of the river or deeper holding water in ...The post Fishing in Drought Conditions appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • Tale of Two Days

    Fly Fishing Traditions Dec 2, 2015 | 22:41 pm

    The Lower Yuba river above the Parks Bar Bridge opened up on December 1st after being closed for 3 months. The river above the bridge is closed to protect spawning Chinook Salmon. The “Opener” is a much anticipated event that most local fishers have blocked out on their calendars, called in sick or just plain played hooky from whatever they ...The post Tale of Two Days appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • Updated Fly Fishing Traditions Website

    Fly Fishing Traditions Nov 22, 2015 | 09:28 am

    After about 2 years of wanting to update the Fly Fishing Traditions website I finally hooked up with Linda and Mike of Sundial Design which is located in Redding, California. They designed a website for my friend and mentor, Mike Hibbard. I saw that Linda and Mike designed his website and did what I think was one hell of a ...The post Updated Fly Fishing Traditions Website appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • Trinity River Steelheading

    Fly Fishing Traditions Oct 24, 2015 | 12:27 pm

    I had the chance to fish the Trinity River a while back with my long time friend Blake Larsen and another old friend and guide Mike Hibbard. Mike typically guides the Trinity from mid September through January or February every year. He is one of the most respected guides on the Trinity River. We had a great couple of days ...The post Trinity River Steelheading appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • Airflo Rage Compact Review

    Fly Fishing Traditions Oct 23, 2015 | 13:26 pm

    I met with Jason Lozano, the Airflo rep, a while back and he said that the new Rage Compact is really taking off.  I was a little confused as the new Rage Compact is considered a Skagit head so what’s the difference between the Rage and the standard Skagit Compact? I did some research at Deneki.com and came up with ...The post Airflo Rage Compact Review appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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  • The Airflo Skagit Switch Line Review

    Fly Fishing Traditions Oct 22, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    Whoever came up with the idea of Switch Rods was had his head on straight. Someone came up with the idea to build a rod that can do everything from Spey casting to overhead casting. It would be the perfect rod for small and medium sized rivers. For those of us that have purchased one we’ve had a heck of ...The post The Airflo Skagit Switch Line Review appeared first on Fly Fishing Traditions.

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 12:37

Chris Parsons Tips

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  • 6 Ways To Read River Water And Catch Fish

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Feb 15, 2016 | 12:38 pm

    Like a kid in a candy store is the angler appraising the possibilities of the river, fly rod in hand, waders and boots already baptized from the first moments of glorious emersion. The first cast is a connection to the waters flowing through the rocks, gravel, tree trunks and surrounding woodland. The post 6 Ways To Read River Water And Catch Fish appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • Fly Fishing Leader Construction

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Nov 23, 2012 | 14:45 pm

    Did you know a well design fly fishing leader can take a mediocre cast and turn it into a cast that delivers the fly to the fishinstead of falling short, in a pile of spaghetti? A well constructed leader can make a good cast into a great one. A poorly designed leader on the other hand can exaggerate The post Fly Fishing Leader Construction appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • Fly Pattern #7: The Woolly Bugger

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Aug 15, 2012 | 15:07 pm

    This is the seventh installment of the Magnificent 7, a list of seven different fly patterns that I believe will keep your fly box organized and populated with proven patterns, ready to entice trout on practically any  stream or lake . Flies covered in this series are The Birds Nest,  Zebra Midge, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Super Floss Rubber Legs,  Elk Hair Caddis and […]The post Fly Pattern #7: The Woolly Bugger appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • Fly Pattern #6: The Adams

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Jul 23, 2012 | 03:14 am

    This is the sixth installment of the Magnificent 7, a list of seven different fly patterns that I believe will keep your fly box organized and populated with proven patterns, ready to entice trout on practically any  stream or lake . Flies covered in this series to date are The Birds Nest,  Zebra Midge, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Super Floss Rubber Legs, […]The post Fly Pattern #6: The Adams appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • Downtown Trout Town: Lower Sacramento River & Redding CA.

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Apr 23, 2012 | 18:28 pm

    Hatchoo! hatchooooo! Allergies are a big problem anytime of year, but especially now! I have been on the sneeze attack like a monkey with a fuzzy kiwi up his nose! So what do allergies have to do with fly fishing? Well my angling friends, all the sneezing, The post Downtown Trout Town: Lower Sacramento River & Redding CA. appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • Fly Pattern #5: Elk Hair Caddis

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Mar 2, 2012 | 02:02 am

    This is the fifth installment of the Magnificent Seven, a list of seven different fly patterns that I believe will keep your fly box organized and populated with proven patterns, ready to entice trout on practically any  stream or lake . Flies covered in this series to date are The Birds Nest,  Zebra Midge, Pheasant Tail Nymph and Rubber Legs. In this […]The post Fly Pattern #5: Elk Hair Caddis appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • Fly Pattern #4: Super Floss Rubber Legs!

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Dec 15, 2011 | 01:00 am

    This is the fourth installment of the Magnificent 7, a list of seven different fly patterns that I believe will keep your fly box organized and populated with proven patterns, ready to entice trout on practically any  stream or lake . Flies covered in this series to date are The Birds Nest,  Zebra Midge and the Pheasant Tail Nymph. In this […]The post Fly Pattern #4: Super Floss Rubber Legs! appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • Fly Pattern #3: Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Aug 5, 2011 | 15:15 pm

    This is the third installment of the Magnificent 7, a list of seven different flies that I believe will keep your fly box organized and populated with proven patterns, ready to entice trout on practically any  stream or lake . Flies covered so far are The Birds Nest and the Zebra Midge. In this post, the Bead Head […]The post Fly Pattern #3: Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • Fly Pattern #2: Zebra Midge

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Jul 26, 2011 | 13:06 pm

    Fly fishing is described as the craft of fishing using a rod and an artificial fly as bait. The “fly” or “fly pattern” is created by hand assembling thread, real bird feathers, real animal fur, wire, metallic beads, and all varieties of synthetic materials, tying the materials systematically to a The post Fly Pattern #2: Zebra Midge appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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  • The Magnificent 7: Best Flies Anywhere

    Fly Fishing – Redding California Jul 20, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Summertime 2011 in Northern California will be one to remember for the fly angler. A fly fishing trip to the McCloud, Upper Sacramento, Lower Sacramento, Fall River will coincide with some of the best water conditions we have experienced in 7 years. Good reports are The post The Magnificent 7: Best Flies Anywhere appeared first on Fly Fishing - Redding California.

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