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September is a month of transition as water temperatures begin to drop. Slowly at first due to radiative cooling, and moreso as cool fronts invade the state. Cooler water invigorates the fish. 

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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IFTD and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamreels

There were beaucoup smiles following the recent International Fly Tackle Dealer Show — again held in conjunction with ICAST, the world’s largest fishing trade show. 

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September 10 at 9:00 am
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August is the last full month of “SweatFest 2017,” the festival no one likes to celebrate! While action for reds and specks on fly can be slow, it’s the best month of the year for pelagic species. 

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Fly fishing tournament raises money for heroes

Mathew Roberts had a New Year’s resolution. The avid kayaker and co-founder of Mission Six wanted to catch his first redfish on fly rod. In early Spring he did. And as he put it, his curiosity became an obsession!

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August 09 at 6:15 pm
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July is one of those transition months in saltwater. For fly anglers looking to enter a speckled trout in the CCA STAR Tournament Fly Division, history suggests that the first two weeks of the month offer the last, best hope for catching large trout on the fly. Try topwaters at first light in the surf or over reefs, switching to Seaducers and large Clousers on sink-tip or intermediate lines later in the morning.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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A day at the pond

I get these calls all the time. It goes something like this: “I’m new to fly fishing and looking to get an outfit. I’ve got a trip planned with a guide to the coast (or Montana) in a couple of weeks.”

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July 11 at 5:16 pm
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June is the best month for CCA members looking to place an entry in the STAR tournament Fly Rod Division. As summer wears on and water temperatures rise, bigger specks become more selective and more difficult to catch on flies.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Materials of opportunity

Don Lawler of Shreveport is a man on a mission. His mission? To scour craft stores, dollar stores, hardware stores for materials to use for his next great fly.

So far his track record speaks for itself. The nationally-renown tier has created numerous innovative patterns using unique materials not found in traditional fly shops.

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June 10 at 9:00 am
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