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Video spotlight: Fly Fish Utah

Utah’s been in the news a lot lately thanks to the state’s elected leadership and its efforts over the last few years to seize or sell public lands from every American who owns them. As anglers, many of us know that Utah is wonderful fishing destination, and that most of the great trout fishing in … Read more

Video spotlight: The Evolution of Nymphing

Like a lot of fly anglers of late, I’ve started to employ longer leaders when I nymph, in the fashion of the tried-and-true European nymphing techniques that have been winning fly fishing world titles for decades. I was so pleased to see that American competitive fly fishers Lance Egan and Devin Olsen have now produced … Read more

Fly tying: The Navy Diver

I’ve always been a fan of tungsten in my fly tying. For some reason, I just tend to cast heavy nymphs and streamers better when the weight is at the fly, instead of pinched onto the line as split shot or paste. It’s a personal preference, I suspect, and it works for me. I especially … Read more

Remembering a hero: John Weis

Longtime TU member and stream access chamption John Weis. Francisco Kjolseth photo. By Brett Prettyman John Weis always took pleasure in the simple things and never hesitated to point out the obvious. John also understood the value of something too many of us have conveniently learned to ignore – getting involved in things we are … Read more

Video spotlight: Troutlandia

When you think of massive, trophy brown trout, the South Island of New Zealand might come to mind. Or the Rio Limay of Argentina might be on your list. But a small, Appalachian freestoner in Blue Ridge, Ga.? No. No way. Well, the makers of the video above are living proof that you can visit … Read more

Video spotlight: Return to Abundance

Years ago, in my former life as a newspaper journalist, I lived on California’s North Coast in the shadows of coastal redwoods, shielded from the rest of the country by a near-constant marine layer and the understanding that, at any moment, one of the few roads into the region could be covered in mud and … Read more

Video spotlight: Kau Tapen

The windswept steppe of the Rio Grande River drainage of Tierra del Fuego is on my bucket list. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to both Argentina and Chile, but I haven’t made it this far south… yet. This southern-most region of South America is truly a fly fisher’s nirvana. With massive sea-run brown trout … Read more