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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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Bream action will be hot and heavy everywhere this month. Your five-weight outfit is recommended for the heftier gobbules. And because it’s quite common for catfish to eat a bream fly this time of year.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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A contested matter

Later this month, the Coastal Conservation Association’s summer-long STAR tournament kicks off in Louisiana. Once again, there’s a fly fishing division. Awards will go to the anglers weighing in the heaviest speckled trout in the East and West Divisions.

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May 09 at 3:25 pm
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April is one of the best fly fishing months of the year, offering great freshwater and excellent marsh action.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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In-Crease your odds

Some years ago, my friend and nationally renowned angler Nick Curcione came to visit. Our intent was to fish the marsh, but a line of severe storms changed our plans.

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April 07 at 4:00 am
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