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How They Run Morgan Falls Dam

A few weeks ago I got a little frustrated with the unpredictability of the generation schedule at Morgan Falls Dam on the Chattahoochee. For those of you unfamiliar, Morgan Falls is a very small dam which was built in 1904-05 for purposes of providing the Atlanta streetcar system with power. …

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Shades of Glory

T here, it just rose. You still don’t see it? I asked my buddy in exasperation as the 18-inch trout took a mayfly for the fourth time in 10 minutes. Then it hit me. “Here,” I said, shucking my sunglasses, “try these.” We’ve all been there; that moment when we …

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High Times on the Cumberland

THE FIRE CRACKLED and threw shadows against the opposite bank as I methodically shot fly line into the dark water. With only …

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Make an Antler Tying Tool Rack

I NEARLY TRIPPED OVER the shed antler, one side of what had been an impressive 10-point whitetail buck’s rack. It was concealed …

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Line Hacking

“SNICK!” I felt—more than heard—the sound, as the tension on my fly line suddenly gave way, sending it rebounding in puddles through …

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Foreign Tied

“DEAR SIRS,” the e-mail started, “My name is Reginald Kibugi, and I am seeking to sell you excellent-quality fishing flies.” My cursor …

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Microskiff Mania

BACK IN THE SIXTIES, a designer at the Kennedy Space Center named Harley Gheen was looking for a better way to fish …

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Birds in There

IN 1983 the new “He-Man” cartoon series was the most impor- tant thing in my life. At my preschool that year, we …

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Groundhog Day

ICE encased the gunnels of the long white jon boat as we motored into position beneath the looming shadow of Bull Shoals …

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Bomb the Bass

F ighting a striped bass is like fighting a person. The take feels like a reverse punch, like a human being grabbed …