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Fly of the month – CDC Adult Midge

By Steve Smith, River’s Wild Flies One of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of fly fishing is fishing dry flies. In particular, really small dry flies. So what are these mysterious little flies? The tiny gnat looking things that some people mistake for mosquitoes are actually midges. They are one of the hardiest aquatic insects found in any water, hatching virtually year round. They are especially important to trout during the winter and early spring months when they might be the only active insects at the time. Midges are most vulnerable to trout when they are emerging. They...

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Winner of the Smith and Wesson M&P15 Gun Giveaway – Colorado Hunter

Congratulations to Ken Judd of Colorado, our first great gun giveaway winner.  Ken frequents the Sportsman’s News Forum under the username of colorado hunter. He has posted 182 times in our forums. You only needed to register to win, but for each 25 posts on the forums, each contestant earned an additional entry in the drawing. Only one other user posted more than Ken, so this is a great example of how it pays to participate often.  Post counts continue to build so those who participate will continue to have a vast advantage over those who don’t and even...

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Gun Owners Need to Be Aware of the Way They Portray Themselves

I am sure you have seen it at some point in your life. A fellow gun owner who makes outrageous comments, handles a gun carelessly, or acts in such a manner that you cringe inside and wished they somehow represented another group of people, maybe the gun ban crowd, instead of the group to which you belong. We call them “Strange Rangers” and they can be found in all areas of the country, from all socioeconomic classes, and in every shooting sport or discipline. These knuckle heads are the ones who make the front page of the newspaper or...

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How Do You Say Goodbye? We Go Fishing!

By Robert Bryant Growing up in an area blessed with great fishing, it was only natural that both my boys became as avid fishermen as I. If you ask my wife she would say that we fish more than what most people consider socially acceptable. I’m still not sure what that means…I ponder it occasionally, usually while fishing. Both of my sons have become excellent fly fisherman, a skill that I only wished for at their age. As a wise man once said, “Sometimes fishing is not about the fish at all” and that is how it was for...

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From the Ladies Room: Gear Junkies

My daughters are gear junkies.  It’s true. We have lived most of our lives getting our daughters into the outdoors.  Hunting, fishing and camping are their favorite past times.   We have taken great pride in the fact that we have taught them how to love the outdoors as well as the hunting and shooting sports.  It is no doubt a great source of pride that our daughters know how to shoot a variety of firearms, know how to appreciate high quality optics and understand what it means to use technical packs and footwear.  We have raised them right.Well, my...

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