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Take me fishing, kid.

We’ve pushed the idea of “take a kid fishing” for a long time. Over 16 years actually.  April 8th, on our side of the state, was mentor trout day. With a youth, this was a perfect opportunity to hit the water, catch some fish, and make some

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Can’t beat a good fish story!

How can you? A fish story, or tale, lives on longer than you or I. Most are lies. Most stretch the truth. Most add some ‘facts’.  But when you are part of the story, you can see it replay in your head over and over. I still

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Cancer Sucks – Support Us!

We are raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness & help detect potentially life-threatening breast cancer occurrences. Barbells for Boobs is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women and men under the age of 40. Make a donation of any amount on

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Summer Trout

Made it up north to the Allegheny National Forest, and had some time late evening for a fishing trip. Next day was to be a washout, so better wet a line when I could! Water was low. Water was clear. Trout were hungry. Small hooks. Small weight.

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New RF Mesh Series Snap Backs

The new RF Summer Mesh Series Snap Backs are currently being field tested by our Pro Staff and ready for deployment soon.  The hats are high quality Classic Yupoong hats that will come in 6 different colors. The “3rd party RF patch” gives the hat a rustic

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Erie smallmouth Recap

A yearly trip. Ryan and I look forward to the smallmouth runs of the Erie tribs all year long, even more than steelhead runs. This year the fever was contagious. RF blogger Justin got to join us to rip some solid lips. Ryan and I scouted Thursday

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Save a fish, Hook Removal in ease

Hook extraction is routine to some and short of a panic attack to others. It’s not easy to keep calm and move swiftly but the fishes life depends on you executing the hook removal safety. I’ve heard recently of Dad’s wanting to take a their kid fishing but

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Annual Erie Smallmouth Trip, Doug looking for gold

Last years Annual Erie Trip Champion Doug stole the species lead from Ryan bye a dive. Doug edged out Ryan with a brown trout win to close out our annual Erie smallmouths trip. Doug is looking to take the lead early this year with aggressive casting. He

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Trout to close out April

              April was a great month and one of my favorites to fish for trout. After opening day it feels like every day I am getting a calendar notification on my phone from our events page about a trout stocking near bye.  This

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Opening Day of Trout

Sitting at the table full of 6 friends last night celebrating a long work week I began my mental checkout. Pulled up my iphone to check the 7 days forecast for next weeks weather leading into opening day. The obsession seems to fill my thoughts about a

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