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Reach for the STAR

Two years ago, on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, I was having breakfast at a local restaurant in Denham Springs. My cell phone rang. It was my buddy Steve Lee.

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June 10 at 9:00 am
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Memorial Day memories

Sometimes fishing is more than catching fish. It’s about spending time with others.

Then again, it’s a whole lot more fun when everyone does hook up a few times.

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May 10 at 9:00 am
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A tale of two lakes

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness .…”

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April 08 at 9:00 pm
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Bream basics

This month’s topic comes courtesy of Gerald King, an Alexandria resident who enjoys pursuing those pesky sunfish otherwise known to frequent readers of this column as gobbules.†

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March 10 at 9:00 am
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How to "sea-duce" a predator

The rivers and lakes of Alaska offer the best fly fishing in North America. Its waters teem with steelhead, arctic char, grayling, dolly varden, trophy rainbow and lake trout, and five species of salmon, including the mighty king salmon.

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February 09 at 9:00 pm
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Yo, crappie ó give up the ghost!

Despite his great love for hunting, my dad would often forego a deer hunt in the last days of the season to get an early start on fishing. As he would constantly remind me, if you want big sac-a-lait, you need to fish cold water.

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January 10 at 9:00 am
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The best of 2014

I hate lists. So much so that, after submitting The Best of 2013 last year for publication, I felt ashamed and disgusted.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Fly fish fashion

One of my favorite comedies is the 1981 film, Zorro the Gay Blade, which stars George Hamilton as Diego de la Vega (aka Zorro) and his twin brother, Ramon.

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November 10, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Some like it on top

I was so ecstatic when Texas A&M joined the Southeastern Conference three years ago. As an LSU fan, in addition to renewing one of our traditional rivalries, it was a chance to revive some of my favorite Aggie jokes.

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October 10, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Lessons from a legend

One of the most-impressive fishing seminars I’ve ever seen took place 10 years ago in Houston inside the George Brown Exhibition Center.

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September 10, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Micro fly fishing

If Stephen Robert, Rob Bergeron and myself were ever locked in a nuclear laboratory, within 24 hours the world would end.

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August 11, 2014 at 9:00 am
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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 9:00 am
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