Miles Can Be Easy, Miles Can Be Hard

Marty Basch is using the 2,155-mile Appala-chian Trail as a rough guideline as he bikes from Maine to Georgia. He is filing weekly reports and this is his fourth update. He will report on his travels on Thursday each week. Read about his travels through beautiful upstate New York and a journey across a bridge several hundred feet above the Hudson River. You can e-mail encouragement, advice to Marty at rodeman@aol.com.

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Backpacking In For Adirondack Trout

Shortly after dawn, I arrived at the trailhead to one of my favorite trout ponds, and shouldered the frame backpack that I carry all of my pond fishing gear with. I wasn’t surprised at the heavy strike that came on my third retrieve. The rod bowed as a nice Adirondack brook trout put on an impressive aerial display as it attempted to free itself of the hook. Learn what tackle to take with you for your next pond outing.

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Better Bass Bugging For Smallmouth

There are a number of factors that go into getting bass interested in taking bugs off of the surface. Knowing when to fish is the most important factor in getting big smallmouths to attack a bug.

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Shad: A Great Fly Rod Fish

When the pod of fish moved upstream that shad blistered out of there like his tail was on fire. Whether you use shad as a warmup for other species, or you are interested in learning how to catch them just for fun, American shad are a great fish for a fly angler.

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