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Tie Your Own Flies at James A. Reed

James A. Reed is a staple for Kansas City fisherman. The well-maintained lakes and ponds provide a variety of quality fishing experiences for all ages. For local fisherman Greg Burns, James A. Reed recently provided an added source of entertainment and education during a beginner’s fly and jig tying class hosted on-site at the Regional …

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Those Bottom Blues – Truman Lake Blue Catfish

The sunrise over Truman Lake as we crossed a bridge. Catching shad in a casting net is no easy task. Clouds of them appeared on the electronics and surfaced around us, but the net repeatedly came up empty. The anticipation grew as we searched for the bait that would help us catch some monster, bottom-dwelling …

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