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    Reading Water

    BY:Josh and Brent

      The term ‘reading the water’ probably seems like an odd phrase.  If you’re an avid sailor you know exactly what I’m talking about.  If you’re a meteorologist you know what I’m talking about.  In a nutshell, reading water to a fly angler means you’re looking at the environment for clues to give you insight […]

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    Busy Beavers

    BY:Josh and Brent

    One of my fondest memories from childhood is the Sunday afternoon walks my sister and I would take with my grandfather.  We’d roam the woods surrounding our home in North Carolina, and explore what to our young eyes (and short legs) seemed every bit as large as anything Lewis & Clark encountered. A recent walk […]

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    The Big One

    BY:Dr. Brent

    There are two distinct times in my life when I remember fishing: 1.  Summer Saturday afternoons with my great grandmother–more memorable to me for the fact that we ate Spaghetti-O’s and Vienna Sausages (from the tiny pull-top cans) using twig-forks we broke off of nearby trees, and 2. The 4 months in college that I […]

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    The Killdeer

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Jackie Purcell, Josh’s mother, was visiting The Beekman this weekend, and spotted a nest of a Killdeer. (Charadrius Vociferus). Killdeer are part of the plover family of birds – most of which are shorebirds which make their nests among reeds and sand dunes. The Killdeer, however, is a type of plover frequently found around farms […]

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