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I'm always amazed at the creativity of fly-tying experts who are constantly inventing new ways to tie flies that fish will eat. While I'm something of a "simpler is better" tier, I certainly do appreciate the time and effort that go into making flies that incorporate a number of tricks and odd [ READ MORE... ]
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I've learned a lot about fly tying over the last few years, thanks to Tim Flagler's tying videos, and his "One-minute Fly Tying Tips and Techniques" videos he does through Orvis. The latter series is particularly helpful for beginning fly tiers who might need some help understanding certain aspects [ READ MORE... ]
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Who says fly fishers can't appreciate art just like anyone else? If you've ever watched a true fly-tying artist craft an Atlantic salmon fly at the vise, you know that really good tiers have a flare for the artistic. Tim Flagler is no different.  Stonefly Creeper Video [ READ MORE... ]
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I love small-stream trout fishing. High summer, when it finally arrives in the Rockies, is the perfect time to get into the backcountry and chase trout in smaller waters.  Trout Tips | Small Streams In the video above, we cover some basic small-stream fly [ READ MORE... ]
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We do occasionally do some product reviews here at TU, both in TROUT Magazine and also here online. It's a simple process, honestly. Gear manufacturers will send samples to volunteer and staff reviewers, and we'll test out the gear and then let our readers know what we think.  Do we get "free gear [ READ MORE... ]
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It's the best time of year for dry-fly fishers. It's "terrestrial season."  Hoppers, beetles and ants are the flavor of the day, and high-floating foam imitations are among the best flies out there to chase top-water trout that are looking for big meals during this rare time of plenty. [ READ MORE... ]
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By Mark Taylor The local river is a trout river. Sort of. From October through May the state dumps thousands of hatchery-reared rainbows and brookies into it. By summer those fish are long gone, caught and creeled by locals who are both dedicated and skilled. Then the river is back to what nature [ READ MORE... ]
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We've all got our "ultimate" fish, that one river or sea creature that has eluded us over time. A few years back, I finally got my bonefish. Then I got my permit. Just this summer, I landed a 6-pound native brook trout, and I remember thinking, "If He wants to take me, now's as good a time as any [ READ MORE... ]
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By Dave Atcheson It was one of those perfectly still, fog-draped mornings on Trout Lake, so tranquil its surface looked as though it might shatter if I put paddle to water. My buddy Jim and I, as we had so many mornings, angled the canoe toward a favorite weed bed and glided to a stop, each of us [ READ MORE... ]
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I love fly patterns that incorporate a bit of inventiveness, or include some new tricks that I never considered at the vise. Polly Rosbourough's Casual Dress is one of those patterns. Not only is a fairly simple endeavor to tie a few of these small streamers up, but the tying itself incorporates [ READ MORE... ]
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