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The question of the month is, “rainbow or rainbeaux?”.

For fly anglers in and around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Lafayette, Hammond, Chalmette and Monroe, it’s “rainbeaux trout” time.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The list is back!

As we do every January, we recognize fly-fishing achievements in Louisiana with our FLC (Fly Lines Column) Awards.

It’s like the Oscars, minus provocative dresses and long-winded acceptance speeches.

I’ve been asked who votes for these awards. The answer is me and me only. As the late Fidel Castro once said, “Democracy? What’s that?”

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January 10 at 9:00 am
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For flycasters, trout take center stage this month — both the saltwater and freshwater varieties.

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December 15, 2016 at 7:00 am
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The joys of Christmas fishing

I love those Hallmark Christmas movies, but they’re getting stale. Same old romantic plot.

Here’s an idea they should consider: The story involves a day spent fly fishing for speckled trout and redfish with friends, and gathering afterwards for some hearty po-boys.†

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December 09, 2016 at 9:00 am
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November is my favorite month for marsh fly fishing, since the interior lakes and bayous are thick with speckled trout.†

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November 15, 2016 at 6:00 am
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More great stuff from ICAST

In the September 2016 column, we reviewed several of the many new fly rods unveiled at the ICAST trade show held in July.†

But rods weren’t the only items that dominated the New Product Showcase: There were also loads of new fly reels and waterproof bags.

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November 10, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Down on the coast, it’s prime time for speckled trout. Whether it’s over reefs, in tidal bayous, or dead-end canals, you can’t go wrong casting a weighted Clouser or shrimp pattern set about 30 inches below a VOSI, the flyrodders’ popping cork.†

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October 15, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Creature of the Marsh Lagoon

With Halloween coming up, I’ve been looking for a costume resembling one of my favorite science fiction characters: the Gill Man.

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October 07, 2016 at 9:00 am
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