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By now, most of the “rainbeaux trout” that were stocked in ponds across the state have been harvested. But there’s still plenty left to make for some exciting action. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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New ‘worm’ order

A little over six years ago, Dave Hise took a children’s play toy and turned it into one of the most productive flies since the Woolybugger.

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February 10 at 9:00 am
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It’s rainbeaux trout time. In December, Baton Rouge Recreation (BREC) stocked several of their ponds with rainbow trout. By now, they’ve discovered that aquatic bugs and minnows have more food value than marshmallows. 

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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And the Flocky goes to ....

As we do every year at this time, we recognize fly fishing achievements in Louisiana with our FLC (Fly Lines column) awards. 

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January 10 at 9:00 am
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According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, we have a very cold winter ahead. That’s not all bad. This year’s tropical storms pushed a lot of bull reds back in the marsh. In cold water those fish become opportunistic feeders. On calmer days when the sun is out, they’ll track and attack a variety of flies.

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December 15, 2017 at 7:00 am
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Fly-fishing gift ideas

There’s a popular commercial set in medieval times where guests present a particular brand of beer to the king. Appreciative, the king responds, “You are a true friend of the crown. Dilly, dilly!”

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December 10, 2017 at 9:00 am
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When it comes to catching specks on the fly, November is as good as it gets. A combination of a light south wind and moving tide will make for a nice mess of trout.

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November 15, 2017 at 6:00 am
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For Pete’s sake — part deux

This month, we continue our tribute to Louisiana’s fly fishing legend, the late Pete Cooper Jr., by focusing on a particular species dear to his heart — flounder. 

Flounder are tough to catch — just ask any kayaker who has fished a slam tournament. It’s very rare that even 10 percent of the participants weigh in a flatfish.

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November 10, 2017 at 8:00 am
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