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Vacationing in the Northwoods of Minnesota

by Ned Kehde 0

For a  short spell, we will be vacationing with six of our 10 grandkids and some of their parents in… more »

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The Bailey Magnet Magnum

by Ned Kehde 0

  On July 9, Paul Finn of Olathe, Kansas, posted a brief on the Finesse News Network about The Bailey… more »

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Midwest Finesse Fishing in Texas

by Ned Kehde 0

The genesis and heart of Midwest finesse angling lies in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri. But in recent years, it… more »

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Northland Fishing Tackle’s Impulse Paddle Shad

by Ned Kehde 0

  Northland Fishing Tackle’s Impulse Paddle Shad was introduced to the angling world at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing… more »

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Midwest Finesse Fishing: June 2014

by Ned Kehde 0

  In this June guide to Midwest finesse fishing, Don Baldridge of Springfield, Missouri; Ethan Dhuyvetter of Manhattan, Kansas; Steve… more »

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Drop Shot Rigging for Deep Smallmouth Bass

by Matt Straw With Joe Balog 0

Late summer is awash in warm water, which sounds nice, but it means there’s less dissolved oxygen. The forage glut… more »

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Drew Reese’s Midwest finesse walleye tactics

by Ned Kehde 4

  This is Drew Reese’s first Finesse News Network report from Canada.This one focuses on how, when, and where he… more »

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Drew Reese’s History of Midwest Finesse Fishing; Part Two

by Ned Kehde 2

This is the second installment of Drew Reese’s history of Midwest finesse fishing. The first one was published on June… more »

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The Little Varmint, part 2

by Ned Kehde 0

    Dave Reeves of Lansing, Kansas, posted a brief log on the Finesse News Network on June 11 about… more »

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The Little Varmint, part 1

by Ned Kehde 2

  Back in 2010, Stacey King of Reeds Spring, Missouri, was the first angler to wield a Little Varmint and… more »

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Midwest Finesse Fishing: May 2014

by Ned Kehde 3

  In this May guide to Midwest finesse fishing, Rick Allen of Dallas, Texas; Brent Chapman of Lake Quivira, Kansas;… more »

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Drew Reese’s History of Midwest Finesse Fishing

by Ned Kehde 4

Drew Reese of Rantoul, Kansas, says that in the half dozen short histories that I have written for newspapers, magazines,… more »

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Midwest Finesse Videos and YouTubes

by Ned Kehde 0

Across the years, anglers have periodically asked the Finesse News Network to produce a video that focuses on the baits… more »

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Reins Fishing Tackle’s Bubbling Shad

by Ned Kehde 0

On May 8 we wrote a brief gear guide that featured Reins Fishing Tackle’s three-, four- and five-inch Bubbling Shaker,… more »

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Missile Baits

by Ned Kehde 0

On April 21, Paul Finn of Olathe, Kansas, filed a report on the Finesse News Network about the effectiveness of… more »

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Stankx Bait Company

by Ned Kehde 2

Stankx Bait Company of Portage, Michigan, has a wowee-zowee website, designed to catch the eye of anglers who scrutinize the… more »

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Midwest Finesse: April 2014

by Ned Kehde 4

    The wind frustrated scores of Midwest finesse anglers in April. And The Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal noted on its… more »

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Berkley PowerBait Rib Shad

by Ned Kehde 0

In February, Pure Fishing introduced its Berkley PowerBait Rib Shad, heralding it as a finesse swimbait. It is 4 ½… more »

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YUM’s finesse lineage and its new 2 1/2″ Money Minnow

by Ned Kehde 0

Beginning back in 2005, several of YUM’s soft-plastic baits played an extremely important role in Midwest finesse anglers’ repertoire. The… more »

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Drop-shot Rigs, Deep-water Lairs and Midwest Finesse

by Ned Kehde 2

Versatility is not the forte of Midwest finesse anglers. We are wedded to fishing shallow-water lairs and employing small soft-plastic… more »

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