On today’s show, Tony explains how a few non-hunting related decisions in his life led him down the path to not only enjoy deer hunting more, but to also become much better at it.
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The path to becoming a better deer hunter is a long one filled with false-starts and dead ends. It’s a path full of credit-card charges for gear that won’t deliver on marketing promises and flavor-of-the-month hunting strategies and tactics. There's plenty of failure and frustration because much of what we are led to believe will make us more successful, actually won’t.
This might sound discouraging, but there is hope because there is a way to...
Pardon my French, but—
“Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.”
That is, as French author Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr penned in the mid-19th century, “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” Whether you realize it or not, hunters and anglers apply this mantra more than most recognize—with changing yet predictable annual seasons come different approaches to hunting and fishing. Understanding and adapting to your quarry’s unique...
The Drunk & Disorderly is one of my all-time favorite trout streamers. It’s also one of the most complex patterns ever created. The placement of every feather, the order of each type of body material, isn’t simply cosmetic nor accidental. It has a reason. The mallard flank tied in flat over the tail, for example, helps the fly keel or stay oriented properly in the water. The incorporation of a rabbit strip at the collar adds necessary weight when...