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6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit

You’ve spotted geysers in Yellowstone, hiked to waterfalls in Yosemite, and pedaled the Cades Cove Loop in the Smoky Mountains. Good for you. That means it’s time to visit some of America’s lesser-known national parks—places that draw smaller crowds but are equally astounding. At these hidden gems, …

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Flyfishing Made Easy: 10 Tips for More Trout

Flyfishing for trout isn’t a complicated, difficult sport. A close look reveals that a successful flyfisherman has mastered several basic abilities: …

It's Almost Summer Time And These Five Recipes For The Grill Are Perfect

Is there anything better than a summer BBQ?

10 Clever Camping Hacks

Super-versatile accessory<p>The ever-helpful handkerchief isn’t just for blowing your nose. One or two can be used for just about anything in a pinch, …

What Does It Take To Turn The PC Into A Hi-Fi Audio Platform?

Most hi-fi audio is stored in digital form. With advancements in lossless compression, bit-perfect ripping/streaming, HD audio formats, …

I tried to identify high-quality audio samples and failed miserably

High-resolution audio is getting a lot buzz as of late thanks to the efforts of Tidal, Neil Young and others. While Tidal had a test of its own, <i>NPR</i> set up another quiz to see if you can tell the difference between MP3s and uncompressed WAVs. I couldn't, and I listened to the samples through a pair …

The 20 Best Craft Breweries of 2013

<b>10. Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, Del.</b><p>We’ve come up with a few timely accomplishments to help distinguish this blurb from Dogfish Head’s rightful …

The least essential albums of 2013

Every year<i>, The A.V. Club</i> digs deep into our promo CDs, spam folders, and bookmarked celebrity sites in a quest to uncover the least essential albums …

Best Fly Fishing in the Western U.S.

This is by no means THE list of the best fly fishing waters out there, rather a collection of some of my favorites in the Western U.S., where I’ve …

Fishing

Best Fly Fishing in Idaho

Where’s the best fly fishing in Idaho? A better question might be: Is there really a bad place to fly fish in Idaho?<p>That answer, if you’ve ever …

Fishing in the Salmon Forest, Part 1: The Lifeblood of the Tongass

<i>Editor's note: Conservationist blogger Hal Herring spent five days exploring and fishing Alaska's Tongass National Forest earlier this month. This is</i> …

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Have Rod, Will Travel: Three Bucket List Fly Fishing Destinations

If you have a hankering for more exotic fish than you can find in the nearest stream, river, or lake, consider packing a bag with a few travel rods …

Fly Fishing Video Lessons

You might have heard that fly fishing is just for trout but nothing could be further from the truth. You can catch sunfish on a farm pond with fly …

Pro Tip: How to Fish Behind a Midstream Rock

One of the first things a fly fisher learns is that trout like to sit behind rocks. (They also like to sit <i>in front</i> of rocks, but that’s another …

Drift Boat Fly Fishing Trips

Not only are we blessed with a proliferation of mountain streams, but large tailwaters filled with trout as well. We float the Clinch, Holston, and …

Sight Fishing: A Few Tips for Casting to Spooky Trout

Anglers often forget that a trout's eyes are on the sides of its head and not pointing forward, like human eyes. Thus, the fish's peripheral vision …

Where to Find Fish When Temperatures Start to Drop

If you're looking for fish other than the fall mainstays, use this guide to locate five popular species when the temperatures start to</i> …

The Muddler Minnow: Best Fly for Fall Trout

If I had to pick one trout fly for anywhere in the country now, it would be an easy choice: the Muddler Minnow. This pattern (and its cousins) can be …

Getting Kids Interested in Fishing is My Greatest Catch of All Time

Having chased many fish species on this planet with flies and a long rod, I can tell you that there is nothing you can aspire to land that's more …

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A wintery fall

Fly Fishing Pile Cast How To Video

One of the most basic of the slack line casts is the Pile, Puddle, or Parachute Cast—three different names for essentially the same cast.<p>To execute …

How to Make a Tuck Cast

The tuck cast or tuck cast mend is a great cast for getting heavily weighted nymphs or even streamers quickly down into the water column. <i>By On the</i> …

Casting In the Wind

<i>Buy “Casts That Catch Fish” on MidCurrent</i><p>Why learn techniques that will help you compensate for wind? Simple—so you don’t hook yourself—or your mate! …