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Kubie Brown

Kubie Brown

Kubie Brown is a MeatEater contributor, freelance writer, and blogger. A professional fishing and hunting guide for more than a decade, he is a passionate outdoorsman whose career choice has allowed him to fish and hunt across North and South America. Originally from Vermont, Kubie currently lives in Southwest Montana where he subsists on a diet of wild game. When he's not fishing, hunting, writing, or guiding, he spends his time tying flies, playing rugby, planning the next adventure, and assuring his parents that one day he'll grow up and get a real job.

Recent Posts

How to Catch Muskie in Early Summer

Freshwater

How to Catch Muskie in Early Summer

In life, we tend to give luck far too much credit. No matter the scenario, from shooting a big buck to meeting a new partner in a bar. We often refuse to acknowledge our own expertise and instead give recognition to some divine force of serendipity by saying we just “got lucky.” Perhaps this is due...
The Lure that Changed Fishing

Fishing

The Lure that Changed Fishing

I still have my first Rapala. It’s sitting on a bookshelf alongside a rusted fly reel, a sun-bleached set of whitetail antlers, and other treasured items from my youth. I removed it from its hallowed space in the tacklebox to put it there a few years ago to enjoy a quiet and well-earned retirement...
How to Fish a Hex Hatch

Fly

How to Fish a Hex Hatch

The first time I fished a Hexagenia mayfly hatch was entirely by accident. My brother Sam and I had pushed our boat up a small tributary stream that dumped into a large lake in northern New York State searching for post-spawn smallmouth bass. We’d figured that we could run up the creek for a few...
How to Catch and Fish with Leeches

Freshwater

How to Catch and Fish with Leeches

“Heads or tails?” It was the most important coin toss of the year, for it determined who was going to fish and who was going to bleed. I was 13 years old when my brother and I started the tradition of tossing a coin to decide which one of us had to drop trousers and wade out into the lukewarm water...
How to Catch Spring Striped Bass

Fishing

How to Catch Spring Striped Bass

“Be ready for a screamer.” My buddy Matt and I were anchored in the middle of the Hudson River with our rods baited, weighted, and fluttering in the current. “What the hell is a screamer?” I asked. Almost on cue, the rod next to me buckled and line started peeling off the drag in a loud banshee-like...
How to Fish a Spring Creek

Freshwater

How to Fish a Spring Creek

If you give any credit to Darwinian theory, human beings evolved from primates living in caves to the most advanced species on the planet by responding to and overcoming environmental and intellectual challenges. Whether we’re training to run a marathon or figuring out how to beat a boss in a video...
Trash Fish Tuesday: How to Catch Suckers

Fishing

Trash Fish Tuesday: How to Catch Suckers

*Why do we consider some fish iconic and others aquatic refuse? In this series, we focus on American fishes not officially designated as “game fish.” These species, though native, get lumped into a category of “trash fish,” a distinction that’s more than just semantic. Game fish are managed...
The 8 Worst Lures Ever Made

Fishing

The 8 Worst Lures Ever Made

From crude and prehistoric decoys carved from bone to simple but effective spoons made from bronze and iron, right up to the incredibly high-tech baits produced today, humans have invented a lot of ways to catch fish. That long history has included some truly innovative and remarkable lures that...
The Joys of Catching Your Own Bait

Fishing

The Joys of Catching Your Own Bait

Being a complete angler is less about catching fish and more about involving yourself in the entire fishing experience. From exploring a new fishing spot to choosing the right equipment and presentation, the more engaged you are in the process, the better angler you’ll become. For many fly and spin...
Are Rosy-Red Minnows Worth the Hype?

Freshwater

Are Rosy-Red Minnows Worth the Hype?

Nowadays, thanks to the internet and social media, word about new or extremely productive baits spreads like wildfire. Sometimes it seems that every angler is splattering the web with grip-and-grins and raving about one new wonder bait or another. Some of these are legit and others are just gimmicks...