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Fly fishers have many reasons for why they pursue this crazy passion. The list is long and varied but one thing you will hear from almost all fly anglers is that they feel more connected to the fish and the environment when they take up fly fishing. You give the fish an advantage and even the playing field a little more when you start dead drifting size twenty midges or chucking half a chicken on the end of a ten weight. But that’s what we love! It’s the challenge and the thrill of the pursuit and the way your hands...

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I’m not a huge fan of social media. I know what you are thinking - this is some old man talking about how millennials screwed up the economy and the reason fishing and everything else in the world is going straight to hell. Well my compadres, joke’s on you. I’m a 23-year old who just likes to fly fish. I don’t like social media. There are benefits to being young, knowing just enough about Instagram to log in and follow fishing stuff. Given my personal dislike, I recently joined a fishing trip, incredibly, made possible by social media. Something positive...

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I spent the 2018-2019 holiday season, from the 25th of December to January 6th, in two Mexican towns not far north of the border between Belize and Mexico on Mexico’s famous Yucatán Peninsula, Mahahual and Xcalak. Both became special to me, and I plan on returning hopefully at least once a year. It was in Xcalak were I met the man who would help me come up with my New Year’s resolution. His name is Geovanni, but as he says, “mi amigos call me Keesey.”      Keesey is a Xcalak native, standing at a staggering 5’5 (and that’s being...

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