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Spey Casting:  On encountering the two-hand fly rod

Spey Casting: On encountering the two-hand fly rod

| October 27, 2016

Spey casting is an art both ancient and new.  I learned a lot about it this last weekend and for

Tumblr: other counties in the Cyber-Shire

Tumblr: other counties in the Cyber-Shire

| May 28, 2016

Tumblr, for those who may not know, is a website of photos.  Here, anyone can post whatever they want and

Soup is Good Food . . . and it’s traditional!

Soup is Good Food . . . and it’s traditional!

| May 8, 2016

As the Campbell’s company has been insisting for ages, soup is good food.  Indeed it is, though preferably not from

Old Guns Revisited

Old Guns Revisited

| February 28, 2016

Old guns, as I commented before, are the guns I like best.  As Jay Gardner wrote, “It’s a question of

Fish Philadelphia

Fish Philadelphia

| February 17, 2016

Fish Philadelphia came to my attention during a period in my life when I was attempting to overcome a medium

In Praise of Smallmouth Bass

In Praise of Smallmouth Bass

| February 9, 2016

Whether it was the smallmouth bass or its largemouth cousin I’m not sure. But in 1881 Dr. James Henshall declared black bass “Inch

Stock Fit & The Importance of Getting It Right

Stock Fit & The Importance of Getting It Right

| January 31, 2016

  Stock Fit Part 1. Stock fit means nothing without the shooter. If you cannot mount a gun consistently in the

Waterfowl Cookery:  Reviewing Duck, Duck, Goose

Waterfowl Cookery: Reviewing Duck, Duck, Goose

| December 1, 2015

Have you noticed that the shooting parties on Downton Abbey never shoot waterfowl?  The reason seems to be that the

Longthorne Guns:  A New British Best

Longthorne Guns: A New British Best

| November 16, 2015

British Best shotguns call to mind the finest in shooting traditions. What is often forgotten that among those traditions is

Legumes and the Cyber-Squire

Legumes and the Cyber-Squire

| October 13, 2015

With the exception of Heinz Beans on toast, legumes don’t seem to have been part of the traditional countryside cuisine. 

Bruised Face & Shoulder

Bruised Face & Shoulder

| October 5, 2015

  Probably the most common symptom of recoil is a bruise or minor graze to the face and/or some bruising

Fowl and Fruit, a Combination Made in Heaven!

Fowl and Fruit, a Combination Made in Heaven!

| September 29, 2015

One pot, fowl and fruit or vegetable meals are not only great for entertaining but they make an easy meal

Flinching

Flinching

| September 22, 2015

For those who do not know, a flinch is something that happens when you try to pull the trigger. It

New Gun Syndrome

New Gun Syndrome

| August 6, 2015

Shooters often buy a new gun expecting that it will transform their shooting overnight and are disappointed when it does

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