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Ask any veteran fly angler and they’ll tell you that August is perhaps the toughest month of the year for fly fishing in Louisiana — with three very notable exceptions.

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August 15 at 7:00 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 at 9:00 am
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For coastal fly anglers looking for alternatives to reds and trout, July brings a variety of pelagic species to inshore waters.

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July 15 at 7:00 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 at 9:00 am
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For contestants in the CCA STAR Fly divisions, June is the best of the tournament months to catch big trout on the fly. At first light, use poppers. As the morning progresses, move toward baitfish patterns like Seaducers, Whitlock Baitfish and large Clousers. Over reefs, using a baitfish fly with an intermediate sinking fly line will produce more strikes.

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June 15 at 7:00 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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Fly fishing on the coast should be speck-tacular this month as the snaggletooths show up in force on the beaches and in the bays. At first light, start with topwater poppers for bigger trout. Then switch to weighted shrimp patterns under a VOSI for school fish.

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May 15 at 8:00 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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April is one of the best months for both freshwater and marsh fly fishing. In which water shall you cast your fly?

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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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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Hopefully the coldest winter in 24 years has come to an end. If so, fly anglers could enjoy a great month on the water.

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March 15 at 8:00 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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Fly anglers want to know where’s that global warming we were promised?

February normally begins the transition from winter to spring here in Louisiana. If normal prevails, expect to see big bass searching for beds this month. Choose large flies that can be worked very slowly on the bottom near bedding areas. Those include Magnum woolybuggers, Sqwirms, Bass Bullies and Calcasieu Pig Boats.

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February 15 at 7:00 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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For fly anglers, January can be the worst of times, the best of times. It all depends on the weather and if you prefer quality over quantity.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Persistent, strong winds have plagued fly casters this fall. Here’s hoping December brings calm to the marsh. If it does, sight-casting opportunities for the Spottail Elvis should be prime.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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