fly fishing

Motorcycle Tenkara

October 21, 2013 Fly Fishing

The waters of Caesar Creek Gorge called my name and the siren call was too much to bear. The motorcycle waiting patiently in the garage called my name and the siren call was too much to bear. Which call should I listen to? Which leisurely activity will win this battle? “Both,” I said. And so […]

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Take a Warrior Fishing

June 9, 2013 Destination

Caesar Creek Lake, Waynesville, OH—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the managers of Caesar Creek Lake, decided to put on a new event, Take a Warrior Fishing. They enlisted dozens of volunteers, many with boats, and helped the Veterans take a morning out on the lake fishing for the big ones. At lunch time, everyone […]

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The Joy of Catching a Fish

April 12, 2012 Fly Fishing

The local fly fishing group and Project Healing Waters has a regular schedule to go fishing at one of the county parks. It’s a pond on a children’s farm, and fishing is usually not allowed, but there are exceptions like for the kids and the Veterans group. Because the pond is not regularly fished, it […]

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I finished building my fly rod

March 17, 2012 Fly Fishing

It’s a first for me. I bought my first fly rod in my twenties. Forty years later, I own a few others, but have never built a fly rod. This past year, having become more active in our local fly fishing club, Buckeye United Fly Fishers, I have started tying flies and helping others. When […]

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Shall we gather at the river?

February 16, 2012 Notes to Readers

When we help others, we sometimes help ourselves. For more information about Project Healing Waters, visit their web site. See you on the highway. Brent The Back Story There is more to this personal essay, and it’s how it came about. I reviewed a documentary film last year called the Welcome, and I was haunted […]

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Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show

February 5, 2012 Notes to Readers

Once a year, the Buckeye United Fly Fishers host the Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show. It’s a gathering of the faithful to demonstrate fly tying, fly rod building, places to go, and of course, things to buy. Most of all, it’s an opportunity to introduce to the curious what fly fishing is all about. Buckeye puts […]

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