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There's some great video footage out there of fish hitting flies. Violent rises to subtle sips, trout are the champions of the "take," although I've seen some pike attacks that make me wonder if there's a video yet to be shot featuring these voracious predators.  The advent of drone videography, of [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the toughest fly-tying skills for new tiers is using the hair-stacker that comes with the beginner tying kit to actually stack hair for flies like elk-hair caddis, stonefly patterns, Stimulators and the like. I know when I first tried it, I ended up with quite a mess—nothing like the [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post   Colorado’s state fish, the imperiled greenback cutthroat trout, got a boost this week when nearly 1,000 year-old fish were released into a small stream high along the Continental Divide above the famed Eisenhower Tunnel that cuts through the mountains [ READ MORE... ]
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The idea is to "de-lever" the fly rod. To remove the weight of the reel from the fly rod and make it so you're holding a single product, not two unique tools for fly fishing.  Waterworks Lamson - Center Axis It's brazen, I'll give you that. The Waterworks [ READ MORE... ]
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The Moose 4 team: (Left to right) Becca Marcott, 25, Linwood, Mich; Brandon Shepard, 23, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; Adam Bagley, 20, Seattle; Josh Kenon, 22, Colquitt, Ga.; Jacob Allen, 25, Golden Meadow, La.,: Gus Merwin, 25, Pardeeville, Wisc.; and Kennedy Morris, 22, Greenville, S.C. . A team from [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jenny Weis I imagine the following series of events has played out in households other than just mine: Partner loves fly fishing and goes all the time. Partner tells me *he thinks I, too, would love fly fishing.  I believe him and am genuinely excited for him to teach me! Partner teaches me to [ READ MORE... ]
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It's that time of year ... runoff is over, for the most part. High-country streams are cold and clear and accessible. The bugs aren't as bad as they were a month ago. It's cutthroat time.  These magical weeks of summer and into the fall are the best time of year to catch native cutthroat trout. [ READ MORE... ]
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As my good friend Jon Christiansen says, “Your gotta show them the puppies…” Well in this case, I’m showing the newest addition to our family, an 8-week-old pudelpointer named Maya. She’s as sweet as she looks, really sharp, and very active! A pudelpointer, you may ask? Well, I was looking for a [ READ MORE... ]
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Sometimes, picky fish will take something big and ugly. Something ... different.  Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's new book, "Trout Tips," available now for overnight delivery.  You probably know this, becuase it's hardly a secret, but don't get hung up on popular or traditional [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Hunt   We hopped out of the canoe at the head of a big rapid. Truthfully, we could probably have made it through, but our Ojibwe guides Keith and Joe didn’t want to take any chances, and possibly put a damper on an otherwise perfect day on the water. We were floating and fishing a little [ READ MORE... ]
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