Waterfowl Season 2013 Quick Q&A’s From Brad S. (Vol.I)

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Q) What trends are you seeing this year in duck and goose guns?

A) This year’s trend in waterfowl guns is going bigger, better, faster.  Browning has brought out their new A5 semi-auto in a 3.5″ offering.  Beretta has the A-400 Xtreme with the recoil reducing Kick-Off System, a feature that saves the shoulder when shooting magnum shells.  Remington’s Versa-Max combines similar technologies to what is found in several Benelli models, to create what might be the best designed gun on the market.


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2013 Virginia Sporting Clays Championship

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The 2013 Virginia Sporting Clays Championship was held Aug. 22-25 at Primland in Meadows of Dan, VA.  It was a beautiful setting!  One of our pros, Travis Barrett, participated in the event and performed well. There were 154 people that participated in the event spanning several Classes. Travis shot in D-Class and here are his results:


Preliminary Event D-Class (18 people):

1st Place Finish (82 out of 100)


Main Event D-Class (26 people):

1st Place Finish (151 out of 200)


He scored so well that he accrued enough points to move to C-Class!

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Shad report 03/28

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The shad are on the bottom and the current is swift on the James River. In order to coax them up, local anglers are still using a ½ oz weight, but a better color selection for this part of the week would be pink/white or chartreuse/white. The same colors go well for the fly-fishing crowd, but getting down to the fish is a bit more involved. A sink tip will not do it at the moment. A full sink line over 300 grains is more likely to dredge them up, … Read More »

The Selective Crap Part I: New Beginnings

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While not as hard pulling as a rockfish or as striking as a brook trout, crappie hold all of the characteristics to make them an excellent fly fishing species. My initial encounters with them were accidental; they would hit a popper intended for bluegill or a streamer when targeting bass. As I fished more, I noticed many occasions where I could see them schooled up eating but could not catch them. This drove me insane. I was

determined to learn how to catch these fish.


Early in the season, often in mid-February, … Read More »