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Remember the Basics and Trust Your Senses

By Deanna Lee Birkholm

No matter how good you are at fly casting, there are days when things just don't seem to work. Go back to the basics.

Nymphing

By Elena Moon

Nine simple steps to get you nymph fishing.

Here's How to Get a Good Start in Fly Fishing

By Deanna Lee Birkholm

Fly fishing demands physical skill, strength, and timing. Getting instruction will save you years of frustration.

Getting a 'Mend Mind-Set'

By Jason Borger

Mending line -- the re-positioning of line after a cast has been made -- is one of fly fishing's most commonly used skills.

Controlling False Casting

By Jason Borger. Photos by Gary A. Borger

Don't scare the fish away. If you need to false cast, make the bare minimum number of casts to get the job done.

Mapless in the Woods

By Jeff Nachtigal

Just a little lost? Sometimes you forget the essentials.

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Through the Gate

By Dennis Stuhaug

Put the fun back in fundamentals by using an English Gate to shake off the winter rust.

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Signaling Your Intentions

By Dennis Stuhaug

Here's a review of the American Whitewater Affiliation's set of paddling signals.

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Paddling Communities

By Ann Beman

Paddling communities are a way of staying on top of events, supporting local groups, and being involved in river access and cleanup.

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Using Non-Mechanical Ascension

By Rebecca Gonzales

Not just for aid climbing and caving, non-mechanical ascension is important to the sport climber, too.

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The Ignored Mid-Section

By Jeff Nachtigal

Infomercials will make you a better cyclist, if you do crunches.

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Teach Your Kids to Climb

By Nancy Prichard

Climbing is second nature to most children. Here are a few tips to ensure their climbing experience is safe and fun.

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Look Ma! No Ropes!

By Nancy Prichard

Bouldering is the simplest of climbing pleasures. No ropes, no hardware, just pure fun in the sun.

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Tailing Loops

By Elena Moon

A "wind knot" is just a euphemism for, as we say in the computer biz, user error.

Getting Down Without a Rappelling Device

By Rebecca Gonzales

Three ways of getting down. Memorize them before going up.

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Little Extras for Your Camping Trips

By Melissa Miller

A few accessories from home make camping more comfortable.

Hike Like a Sherpa

By Doug Gantenbein

The legendary hikers of the Himalaya can teach lowlanders a thing or two.

Cornering

By Jeff Nachtigal

Cornering on a bicycle uses the same principles as turning on a motorcycle: counter steering, balance and approach.

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On Edge?

By Dennis Stuhaug

The 'Hip Flick' is your key to stability when high seas put you on edge.

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Success on the Stream

By Jeff Mayers

Trout Unlimited's Catch and Release Education Program

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