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Fly tying is always an exercise in patience, at least for me. While I enjoy tying flies, I'm good for about a half-dozen at a time. Then I get antsy. So, the less time I spend at the vise and the more time I spend actually fishing the flies I tie is important to me. That's why I'm always on the [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fisher Chad Brown is a unique guy—a former sailor who left the military in a state of depression and confusion, it's likely that rivers and fly fishing saved his life. Today, Chad devotes much of his life working with veterans and inner-city youth, using fly fishing as a healing endeavor for [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Davidson If given the choice between fishing while standing in water and fishing while sitting in it, I nearly always go for the upright option. Maybe that’s because I didn’t spend much time in boats, rafts or other flotation devices as a kid, whereas I spent plenty of time wading in rivers [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the best things about TU’s new book Trout Tips is that there are so many “refresher” tips inside. Trout fishing is always a work in process for me. I learn things. I forget them.  Sometimes the trout remind me what to do. Sometimes it takes a nudge from a fishing pal, like Mike Sepelak, who [ READ MORE... ]
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Some great news out of New Mexico—the egg count at the Mora National Fish Hatchery hit 130,000, which offers hope for the fire- and drought-ravaged native range for threatened Gila trout. Gilas are native only to the Gila River drainage in New Mexico and Arizona, and recovery efforts were hampered [ READ MORE... ]
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Steve Zakur of Connecticut fishes the edge of a stream bank on a small stream in Montana. My buddy Mike Sepelak is a thoughtful angler. He's got a steady cast, a smart approach to fishing, and, perhaps most importantly, he's great to travel with.  Over the years, he and I have fished in four [ READ MORE... ]
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By David Kyle What is a kokannee? This is a question I get asked a lot. Kokanee (aka “little redfish”, “silver trout”, “landlocked sockeye”, and “blueback”) are the non-anadromous form of sockeye salmon (O.nerka) and are distributed through the North Pacific.  Kokanee are smaller than their larger [ READ MORE... ]
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Celebrate your public lands: trout caught in Fern Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park Chances are, if you’ve fished for trout in Colorado, you’ve caught many of them on or near public lands. There are so many great places to explore, fish, hike and hunt in Colorado—and many are only accessible [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Hunt   Sometimes, being by yourself is all the company you need. Stretched out in a camp chair in the night-time chill of the high desert, the crackle of a small fire and the enthusiastic yips from a family of coyotes break the wild silence. The full moon is about to appear over the [ READ MORE... ]
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I've known Jerry Myers for a decade or so—his work to improve salmon and steelhead habitat in the upper reaches of Idaho's Salmon River is legendary. And I've had the good pleasure to meet Jerry's wife, avid steelheader Terry.  For years, Jerry stood in the public eye, advocating against long odds [ READ MORE... ]
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