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Fly Fishing in Sri Lanka

February 10, 2015
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Download article as PDF I am not sure exactly what put the notion of trout and Sri Lanka in my mind. I found myself in this country only to try and untangle an ugly Indian visa application nightmare, but I suppose as a fly fisherman, and since I had to be be in the country anyway, and of course since I had all my kit ready to fish in India, there followed a natural interest in exploring the local landscape for possibilities. And Sri Lanka at least seemed on the surface to be a good bet. Wherever the British were in the world, trout tended to followed, and in Sri Lanka there is a tea industry – the legendary Ceylon […]

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Fly Fishing in the Smokey Mountains National Park

June 1, 2013
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Download article as PDF From the Super 8 Motel astride the junction of the I-40 and I-75 the prospects did not seem superb – although the weather at least was promising. A low swelling upon the south horizon, barely discernible behind a deep spring haze, indicated the Appalachians close to their southern extremity, and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Therein lies a concentrated fly fishing culture that is undiluted by any trickery other than the ancient and respectable deception of the fly. To prove this, just outside the mountain hamlet of Townsend, sits Little River Outfitters, a toothsome, compact little fly fishing centre with that exclusivity of purpose that so delights the heart of a true fly fisherman. No […]

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Fishing the Stocked Lakes and Streams of the Pacific Northwest

November 7, 2012
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Download article as PDF North America is the land of lakes Just a quick glance at the map will clearly illustrate this fact. A ring three to five hundred miles deep around the Hudson Bay must contain a million lakes. Some of these spill over into the US, offering opportunity in Wisconsin and Minnesota for absolutely outrageous fishing just about anywhere, and for anything, you can imagine. The streams and rivers of the Pacific Northwest are salmon waters, and in season the game fishing, for every variety of salmon, but also perhaps the most sought after fish in the region, the steelhead , is also unbelievable. This is the fly fisherman’s mecca. Grand central for devotees of the fly. And […]

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