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Video spotlight: Convergence

My friend Travis Swartz is a pretty good fly fisherman, contrary to beliefs of many, who know him only as world-renowned fly fishing guide and culinary school graduate Hank Patterson. Travis is Boise filmmaker, and the mind behind the kitschy and ever-popular Hank Patterson videos that poke fun at guides, clients and, well, fly fishers … Read more

Video spotlight: Headwaters Haven

My driveway looks like a high-mountain pass this morning. I pushed and tossed fresh powder for about an hour, and was grateful when a neighbor showed up to help clear the last quarter of the pavement with his snowblower. But I’m dug out, and my head is anywhere there isn’t snow. I’m good and ready … Read more

Trout Tips: Don’t drop the rod tip

Fly casting is an inexact science for most folks—we all have our little quirks and bad habits that tend to eke into our fishing, particularly during times of fatigue, or when action is fast and getting flies on the water is important. One bad habit I’m guilty of possessing is the one that my buddy … Read more

Traditions: Tenkara in America

A Dolly Varden in southeast Alaska, caught on a tenkara rod. By Randy Scholfield Boulder, Colorado, thinks differently. While at times mocked for its free-range ideas and hemp-fueled lifestyles, there’s no doubt the “People’s Republic” is booming as a hub for creative entrepreneurs and independent thinkers. Oh yeah—it doesn’t hurt that Boulder is surrounded by … Read more

Video spotlight: Yakutia

Jako Lucas has been fly fishing the world and making movies about it for some time now, but his latest effort about the massive fish of Yakutia might be one for the ages. The region most folks only know exists on the playing map of the boardgame “Risk,” is plenty fishy, as you’ll see in … Read more

Traditions: ‘Old Friends, New Fish’

This year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour, of which Trout Unlimited is a longtime sponsor, features a unique film made possible in part by a TU grant to filmmaker Sophie Danison. Danison was awarded the grant as part of an effort to showcase the work women do in the field of filmmaking—her new film, ‘Old Friends, … Read more

Traditions: Finding adventure in words

Bob Saile, former outdoor editor of the Denver Post. Photo courtesy of The Denver Post. by Chris Hunt As a displaced Colorado kid growing up in the Big Thicket of East Texas in the 1980s, I found my adventure in words. I scrounged couch-cushion change and earned lawn-mowing cash, just to run down to the … Read more