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Photo by Rachel Andona  
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON July 19, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: The Casual Dress
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.
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Editor's note: TU's Native Odyssey team is in Colorado, where the group of young anglers toured a molybdenum mine.
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The Jefferson River is one of several southwest Montana rivers closed to fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions approve. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON July 18, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: The Big Eat
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. 
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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.
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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. 
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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. 
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