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“In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. We lived at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana, and our father was a Presbyterian minister and a fly fisherman who tied his own flies and taught others. He told us about Christ's disciples being fishermen, [ READ MORE... ]
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It’s Montana. You know you want to fish there this summer. I want to fish there this summer. We all want to fish there this summer. The only real questions have to do with the details: How? When? Where? The good news is that neither of us has to know the answers to any of those questions because [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the highest forms of praise for any of us in the fly fishing world is to be recognized by the best for being the best.  Our peers know excellence because they provide excellence. That’s why I was so happy when Madison Valley Ranch was recognized by Orvis at the recent Orvis Guide Rendezvous [ READ MORE... ]
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This is going to sound strange, coming from a guy who is about as Wyoming as you can get.  But here it is: I love North Carolina. I especially love the northwest part of the state, up near the Virginia and Tennessee borders. It’s Blue Ridge mountain country—ridges and valleys that march away from [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the great things about working and living in the world of fly fishing (and about conservation) is that you meet some truly great people. Matthew Long is one of those people. He owns and operates Long Outfitting in Livingston, MT. Soft-spoken and devoid of hype, Matthew is the ultimate [ READ MORE... ]
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OK - this is the Walt Report you've been waiting for. The last one. Here's hoping you had a great time at the 2015 Western Regional Meeting. It was wonderful to see you all in Jackson. My thanks to all of you for making it such a great event.  Special thanks to John Sikora, Jim Hissong and others [ READ MORE... ]
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For anyone who'd like to fish the Snake River from Jackson Lake down to Pacific Creek, I can tell you a few things: - It is most definitely fishable.  - It's big cobble and it's slippery. Wade carefully. - I saw fish, even saw one sip a fly off the surface. - They're lake trout and cutties. The one [ READ MORE... ]
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  For all of those attending this year's Western Regional Meeting - welcome! I hope you brought some cookies to go with all of the chocolate milk in our rivers currently! You never know what the beginning of May will bring for runoff conditions and with this years warm Spring in the Rockies, we've [ READ MORE... ]
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I scouted yesterday. I admit it. But it was all about you guys - community service, really. Sure, I fished. But it wasn't for my own cheap thrills. It was for you. You're not buying this, are you? OK moving on then... I stopped in Victor, ID yesterday to see my friends Mike Dawes amd Mike Dawkins [ READ MORE... ]
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Well, I got some good news and I got some bad news...Sometimes fishing is like life - you gotta deal with some disappointment...so it is when dealing with streams in western Wyoming in early May. Pretty much everything in the Snake River drainage in Wyoming is blown out. The Snake River below [ READ MORE... ]
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