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Sometimes you have to get the trout's attention.  Often, the simplest advice is the best. And when it comes to fly fishing, with all its trappings and the intimidating vocabulary ranging from fly sizes, line and rod weights, tippet sizes and sink ratings, simpler is better, particularly for folks [ READ MORE... ]
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If you fish in froggy water—slow-moving, maybe a bit muddy—you need to have damselfly nymphs in your fly box. They work well in long slicks in trout water or even in high-elevation trout ponds and lakes. And, of course, they're great for warm-water critters like bass and bluegill in waters where [ READ MORE... ]
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A hiker takes in the splendor of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico.  By Corey Fisher Caddis fly blizzards on the Arkansas River in Browns Canyon National Monument. Strongholds of native redband trout in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Fishing with the ghost of Henry [ READ MORE... ]
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April 14, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Trump: The undersigned organizations are writing in support of the Antiquities Act of 1906 and to express our opposition to any executive action that seeks to administratively [ READ MORE... ]
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Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado.  This week, TU volunteers from around the nation are in Washington meeting with their states' federal delegations asking them to support the Antiquities Act and ensure a bright future for national monuments all across America. Many of these monuments [ READ MORE... ]
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"Things get said in a skiff that wouldn't get said in a confessional," Flip Pallot says.  No kidding. As a trout guy, I've always said that the truth always comes out around a campfire. And I'd love to share a campfire conversation with Flip Pallot. As a formative fly fisher in my 20s and early 30s [ READ MORE... ]
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A new report from the Outdoor Industry Association shows anglers spend $35.7 billion annually on fishing. Brett Prettyman photo By Brett Prettyman “Priceless." It is a typical response from anglers when asked the value of being able to get out and stand in their favorite river hoping to hook up. [ READ MORE... ]
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Imagine a river system where management depends on the lightest possible human footprint. Where trees aren't cut. Trails aren't improved. Rivers left to flow on their own to the sea. Such a place exists, about an hour's chopper ride from the Russian city of Murmansk, on the remote Kola Peninsula, [ READ MORE... ]
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Often, it's the little things that make a fly look like it's supposed to look. Dubbing is the perfect example. Dubbing itself is a mass of fibers, be it made of hair or artificial stuff, like Antron. Some of my favorite flies require expertly dubbed bodies—consider what an Adams might look like if [ READ MORE... ]
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I hear all the time about New Zealand's south island and its magical trout fishing. I'm sure the fishing is pretty impressive. But I came across this video about a couple of Kiwis wandering up a river on the less-heralded north island. Seems like New Zealanders really do have it all.  Video of [ READ MORE... ]
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