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Skills

Skills

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How To Catch Winter Smallmouth On The Fly

Like Forrest Gump running from coast to coast, “For no particular reason,” I decided to try and catch a smallmouth on fly each month of…

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A stranded kayaker calls for help over a radio on a rock beach.

Tips For Safer Paddling

Safety comes first when you’re out on the water. Whether you’re in a kayak, canoe, SUP or fishing kayak, it’s imperative to know the rules…

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It's important for new paddlers to be smart, be safe, and have fun.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Safer Paddling

It’s important for new kayakers to know how to paddle safely. Here is a list of tips and tricks to help any beginner get started.…

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A kayak angler holding a large sheephead.

Fishing Smart For Sheephead

What is black, white, and red all over? If you tell a West Coast angler that old riddle, he’ll answer, “California sheephead!” Sheephead are a…

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A kayak angler holds a tog.

Hot Winter Fishing In The Cold Months

Tired of shoveling snow? Burned out after driving on the ice? Sick of solid water? Escape to one of these winter getaways. Togs on the…

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A kayak angler looking at the bait under water.

Three Tips To Mastering Your Fishing Bait

JEFF LITTLE, a regional team director for Wilderness Systems, is an expert on crawfish and aquatic insects in mid-Atlantic rivers. He stresses that too many…

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A kayak angler going over the breakers.

Rig To Flip Your Kayak

I punched through the first breaker by lowering my head and pointing my paddle at the oncoming wall of water. I wasn’t so lucky when…

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Turning a kayak on the stern rudder.

Turn Your Kayak Like a Pro

The first thing you learn when paddling a kayak is extra strokes on the left turn the boat right, and extra strokes on the right…

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A kayak angler pulling in a largemouth bass

Choose The Right Kayak

OPEN WATER  ARTIST AND BLOGGER, ROB CHOI  “In my opinion, a kayak needs to be over 13 feet long and less than 32 inches wide…

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A kayak angler throwing a cast net from a stand-up paddle board.

Gadgets That Go Anywhere

You bought a kayak or board and now you want to rig it for fishing. Rod holders, electronics, mounts, lights, cameras and accessories are easy…

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A kayak angler holding a fish in the ocean.

EDITORIAL: LISTEN TO YOUR PEERS

When the sun lights my bedroom window, I fight off consciousness. I’m on a seven-day fishless bender. Do I really want to suffer through day…

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Best Excuses For Leaving Work To Go Fishing

The boss is yelling, the phone is ringing, you’re late for a meeting and the Internet is down, but you can’t stop daydreaming about blue…

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Raf Vargas stands on his fishing kayak as he casts.

Stand-Up Tactics from Hobie Pro Raf Vargas

Name: Raf Vargas Accomplishments/Accolades/Affiliations: AFTCO/Hobie Fishing Team/Truth Reels/YakAttack/Nitta Innovations/Lowrance Accomplishments: Created and directed the first eve...

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