This week on Cutting the Distance, Remi answers more listener questions, covering topics like first hunts, cover scents, hunting pressured areas, and a whole lot more.
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This is the latest installment in April Vokey’s Fly Fishing 101 series. If you missed it, check out her previous article, Your Fly Shop and You.
Choosing your first fly fishing rod can be intimidating. Fly rods aren’t cheap, so pressure to make the right purchase often deters new anglers. Rod manufacturers add new models to their lineup faster than Victoria Secret comes out with bra styles, causing potential customers to question what was wrong...
I get a lot of messages from people who want to get into fly fishing but don’t know where to start. Most ask for book and fly rod recommendations, but fail to mention where they live or, more importantly, what they’d like to fish for. My response is always the same: start at the fish, then work back to the fly, leader, rod and reel.
But the checklist extends beyond tackle—it’s impossible, after all, to start with the fish if you don’t know the...
Much of the Western hunting craze focuses on elk, mule deer and, now more than ever, whitetails. This is one of the reasons that tags for those critters have become harder to come by, and why antelope opportunities have stayed relatively reliable. Barely ranking above prairie dogs for most hunters as a reason to point pickups toward the setting sun, antelope just don’t get a whole lot of love. But they should.
There’s no critter that’s quite as...