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Marabou Jigs: Everything You Need to Know

Marabou Jigs: Everything You Need to Know

What is a marabou jig? A marabou jig is a fishing lure made of marabou feathers (usually down feathers that come from a turkey). The feathers are dyed various colors, then tied with thread to a hook that is weighted with a lead, bismuth or tungsten head that is also...

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Adventures in Chama, New Mexico

Adventures in Chama, New Mexico

  The Rocky Mountains of North Central New Mexico are known primarily for outstanding elk hunting. Approximately 100 miles northwest of Santa Fe the small town of Chama, New Mexico, is nestled into the Rockies on the Colorado border. The famous Elk Hunting Lodge of Chama Land and Cattle Co....

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How to Spin Fish for Trout with a Marabou Jig

How to Spin Fish for Trout with a Marabou Jig

Spool a light or ultra-light spinning reel with 2-3 pound test clear or green monofilament line (I prefer Maxima or P-line). Not filling the spool quite all the way to the top will help prevent loops of line on the spool when fishing. Tie on a PJ’s marabou jig. The...

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Stripping a Jig with a Fly Rod for Trout

Stripping a Jig with a Fly Rod for Trout

Stripping a jig with a fly rod is a must-know technique if you're looking to catch trout on a consistent basis. Here's how to do it: First tie on 7-9 feet of fluorocarbon line (4x works well). Fluorocarbon leaders and tippet are expensive so I usually opt to buy bulk spools...

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Sorry, Buddy

Sorry, Buddy

My 10 year old granddaughter, Aowyn, is quite the outdoors girl, which definitely makes her grandpa happy. Her dad and I started her fishing for bluegill when she was just 3 years old. She is already pretty proficient with an ultra-light spinning rod and reel.  When she was just 8...

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