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Night Paddling In the Hex Hatch

July 5, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Anyone who’s tried setting the hook on a fish with the assistance of sound alone will appreciate Dennis Anderson’s description of paddling a small Wisconsin stream at night. “This small-stream traveling at night presents its own form of trout fishing, particularly so on a river marked by so many deadfalls. Casting 7-weight rods with heavy, short leaders, the undertaking, in boxer’s terms, is less light-footed punching than stand-and-slug.” In the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.