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Me, My Baby Bump And Our Fy Fishing Life

Learning to fish for two.

My daily life has been all about fly fishing for a while. My dreams, my plans and my energy have all consisted of fly fishing. Happiness has come from every single cast and the rivers have been the road I walk. I have seen, felt and heard just for myself. But when the colors of autumn were behind and the whiteness of winter was landing on the rivers, one season of my life was getting to the end. Since that moment, everything in my world has been different. I am not living only for myself any longer. This is the time when I am two.

by ~ Veera Viitanen
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No Fish

Researching algae in trout streams.

We all know there is nothing better than wading into a stream as the crystal clear water ripples past us, carrying our flies down with it, in hopes that we may get a bite. Unfortunately, in today's age, these crystal clear streams are becoming less common, with those in the upper Midwest struggling to hold on to their standard of health. The process of maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems is under-regulated., leading to devastating effects down stream from the input of excess nutrient pollution. Hopefully this article reignites your passion not only for hauling in big fish, but for appreciating and protecting our natural aquatic ecosystems in the process.

by ~ Alisha Saley
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Life Choices

Making that one choice that changes your life

The saying “fly fishing saves lives” has been spread across the angling community for a long time, but it resonates especially with those of us that have a passion for this sport.  Two and half years ago, I was a completely different person than I am today and I owe a lot of that to fly fishing. Back then I was unhappy with my life and was doing some major self-reflecting. I was working and making great money, but working 60+ hours a week. I was devoting some of the best years of my life to my job. I was in a dead end relationship, living in Minnesota and never traveling or experiencing anything new.  I was in a “safe” place and needed to make a major change.  I needed to create an environment where I would be happy.  So I broke up with my boyfriend, quit my job and decided to start a new hobby - fly fishing!

by ~ Kayla Lockhart
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They said it's not worth your time.

They said, "It's only trash."

by ~ Allison Helen Hendricks
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DUN Print

Lifestyle Articles

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Orvis Photoshoot

Permit fishing, farm-to-table lodge, world class guide service and beautiful coral reefs, what could be better?

Last November I had the opportunity to head to Punta Gorda, Belize for an Orvis photoshoot.  It took me all of a millisecond to say yes; for two reasons.  One, what Orvis is doing for women in fly fishing is so far above and beyond that I was happy to put my stamp of approval on association with them and two, it’s Belize.  Punta Gorda, Belize is known for its permit flats and ever since I can remember it’s been on my must-do list.  

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Public Lands and Congress

Public lands are an important piece of American life. Keeping public lands public isn't a Republican or Democrat party issue -- it's an American issue.

As Americans, we consider ourselves a cultured people and rightfully place high value on the arts. The arts allow us to speak a common language regardless of social, economical or racial barriers. Nowhere is this more evident than in the great city of Nashville. As the Editor-in-Chief of an international fly fishing magazine and an avid angler, I view our national monuments, parks and public lands as a form of art. Like a beautiful painting, the vast open spaces of the Land Between the Lakes is a sight to behold. The morning songbirds there perform with such splendor that even Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik could be considered inadequate. This 178,000 acres of public land, which sees over 1.6 million visitors, and brings almost $5 million in revenue to this rural area is open for all to enjoy.

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Let the Sun Shine In

Wrinkles, sun spots and the big C ... protecting yourself never looked so good.

My mom always said “brown fat looks better than white fat.” I lived by that mantra for years. When I was a teenager in the 80’s, putting iodine and baby oil on your skin and then baking in the sun was the “in” thing. I even blistered my whole face one year in Florida on spring break and call that “hillbilly dermabrasion.” While I say this in jest, the effects of the sun are beginning to take their toll. The older I get, the more important it is to me to protect my skin from the elements. Wrinkles and blotchy skin, coupled with a couple of friends who have had to undergo surgery for skin cancer have changed my idea about sunscreens and baby oil.

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All Kayaks Are Not Created Equal!

A kayak made specifically with the fly angler in mind ... YES!

Last year at ICAST I was introduced to the new “fly fishing kayak,” appropriately called the MAYFLY. Now, let me just be completely honest here. I do not kayak. I’ve been in a kayak maybe twice in my life, and we’re not talking a KAYAK…we’re talking those watercrafts that call themselves kayaks that you can purchase at your local Walmart and come with a paddle.

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The magazine is eco-friendly, made of recycled papers and vegetable ink. The cover is 80# matte cover stock with a soft touch and an embossed DUN logo, using a heavy embossing machine. The text pages are 70# matte finish, printed with UV ink.

We spare no expense in printing the magazine. The magazine is created, published and printed in Tennessee.  This magazine is more like a book than a magazine. You’ve never seen any outdoor magazine like it.

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