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Taming the gorilla

Flyrodders love small waters. I once dug a hole in my backyard that filled with rain, and several of my fly fishing buddies wanted me to stock it.

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July 10 at 9:00 am
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Redfish made easy

At a recent event, I was approached by a young man percolating with enthusiasm. He stated that he was looking forward to catching his first redfish with a fly rod.

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June 09 at 9:00 am
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Ode to gobbule

Since 1492, when Dame Juliana Berners introduced fly fishing to English nobility, our sport has been popular among the cultural elite.

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May 08 at 5:00 pm
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Shellcracking the code

“When it comes to redears, leave the fly tackle at home.”

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April 10 at 9:00 am
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Fishcation planning begins now

On the aftermath of Icepocalypse 2014, most flyfishers can’t begin to think about wading a cold stream with snow-covered mountain peaks as a backdrop. But come August, they will think differently.†

But by then it might be too late to make that destination dream a reality.

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March 11 at 9:00 am
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Bully those bass!

In the movie “A Christmas Story,” Scut Farkus is the neighborhood bully who torments Ralphie Parker and his friends. Until one day when something in Ralphie snaps, and he attacks his antagonist in a most ferocious manner.

It doesn’t end well for young Mr. Farkus. Scut got what he deserved. Bullying is wrong.

Except when it applies to fish.

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February 07 at 9:00 am
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The rainbow phenomena

Winter is the time of year to witness one of nature’s more unusual spectacles here in Louisiana — the Sundog.

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January 09 at 9:00 am
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The best of 2013

As each year comes to an end, we are bombarded with lists of everything imaginable. For example, “Top 10 Movies,” “Top 50 Celebrities,” “Best Dressed,” “Worst Dressed,” “Best Cross-Dressed.”

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December 10, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Pumpkin time

Holidays have always been feastivals for the Cormier clan. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family and my sister’s family would gather at our parent’s home to enjoy a vast array of culinary delights.

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November 11, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Shadows in the night

As we count down the days to Halloween, I’m reminded of a local radio talk show that annually surveys its audience to find out “What scares you?”

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October 10, 2013 at 9:00 am
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See spot run

This September marks the 32nd anniversary with the other love of my life — fly fishing.

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September 10, 2013 at 9:00 am
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VOSI Answer Man

Frequent readers of this column are cognizant of the Vertically Oriented Strike Indicator, for which its acronym VOSI has become well-established and even published in books.Read More...
August 09, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Fast and furious

How fast can an ostrich run?Read More...
July 11, 2013 at 9:00 am
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An outdoors legacy

On Easter Sunday of this year my father passed away. He was 90.Read More...
June 07, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Oxbow blues

Look at a map of eastern Louisiana, from Bastrop to New Roads, and youíll realize the power of the mighty Mississippi. Over millennia, the great river has carved out dozens of deep waterways, most of which have become isolated from the riverís flow. Read More...
May 08, 2013 at 9:00 am
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A starling is born

Many centuries from now, archeologists will unearth a fishing diary belonging to one Catch Cormier. Theyíll study it and find an amazing discovery. Like the Shroud of Turin, it will baffle scientists.Read More...
April 11, 2013 at 9:00 am
3008 Views
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