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The Dropper Fly technique

About 100 years ago, my Grandfather earned his living for several years as a professional flyfisher. He would fish the trout streams of Colorado with his flyrod, & sell the fish to the mining & logging camps. Since it was his livelihood, Grandpa's primary concern was catching as many large fish as possible, & he utilized numerous techniques to fill his fish sack. One of the most effective techniques Grandpa used was the dropper fly, which consistently produced more and larger fish. The dropper fly is still an amazingly effective technique today.

January 24, 2011 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Cougars ward off Andrade, Sierra

WESTON RANCH – There's hot, and then there's Eddie Andrade hot.

January 22, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Sports Columns


Players could use crowd support every night

I obviously wasn't the only person excited about Friday night's marquee matchup between the Sierra and Weston Ranch boys basketball teams.

January 22, 2011 | Jagada Chambers | Sports Columns


Practice patience when fish don’t bite

The first fishing advice I ever received was to be patient.

January 21, 2011 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Cooking is certainly a fishy undertaking

When I was 8, I put a filet of salmon in the microwave.

January 19, 2011 | By Jeff Lund "It's a Lund-erful Life" | Sports Columns


Thoughts on the tragedy in Tucson

Last weekend I was as shocked as almost everyone else in the nation to learn of the shootings of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 19 other people in Tucson, Arizona.

January 17, 2011 | By Dom Moyer Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Sometimes even Doug Flutie can’t help

When up to your pelvis in a river, and the insert in your waders is bunched at the toe, its annoying. Not debilitating but something you will surely address next time you are on shore.

January 13, 2011 | By Jeff Lund | Sports Columns


Time spent with brother makes up for tough fishing

Now that Christmas is over I'm sure many of you have new fishing equipment that you're dying to try out.

January 07, 2011 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


New fishing best part of new year

I think I am over the New Years Eve thing.

January 05, 2011 | JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Study: Delta species are on the decline

The California Department of Fish and Game has released the results of their annual Fall Midwater Trawl of pelagic (open-water) species in the Delta.

December 31, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


A new year, a new plan of attack

Purely by coincidence, life-clarity has coincided with calendar change.

December 29, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Back up information, records before they are lost

While updating my phone it crashed, and I lost all of my information.

December 24, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


River research: A fisherman’s homework

My fishing buddy from this summer, Steve the cook, is up before the sun.

December 22, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Outdoor optical products worth the investment

The other day, my son, Bo, and I went out to sight in a new rifle scope.

December 20, 2010 | Don Moyer Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Water temperature key in gauging fish patterns

The effect on water temperature and fish behavior is directly related.

December 17, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


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The drought & the trout

Last week, I wrote about conservation efforts to benefit Rocky Mountain Elk and a host of other animals. I didn't want to neglect the fishes however, hence today's column.

March 02, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Anglers should be excited by spring rain

Don't let this current storm fool you. If anything, it's going to improve the fishing.

February 27, 2014 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Bass fishing ‘Super Bowl’ kicks off

Today kicks off The 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic held at Lake Guntersville in Birmingham, Ala.

February 20, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


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