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Plying the Andean flats for giant browns

Plying the Andean flats for giant browns

Chris Hunt photo. A distinctly tropical experience in a distinctly trouty wonderland Imagine gliding over that stereotypical, crystal-clear Caribbean flat in search of bonefish or permit, your Spanish-speaking guide doing his best to meet you on your side of the...

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Two products from Yeti every river rat should consider

Two products from Yeti every river rat should consider

Our good friend Geoff Mueller who’s an author, editor and migratory gear geek is spending the summer living in Dutch John, Utah, perched in his camper above the A section of the Green River. He and his wife Kat who manages Western Rivers Flyfisher and Guide Service are as hardcore as it gets on the fishing and boating front and know a thing or two about gear, so I trust trust them implicitly. When they rave about gear, they know what’s what. Check out Geoff’s thoughts below on Yeti’s “tackle box upgrade” for his boat and their water cooler of choice when living in the desert on one of the most famous trout rivers in the U.S.

Quick tip: Wrap your glass in duct tape

Quick tip: Wrap your glass in duct tape

Last week I was lucky enough to do my first float down the main stem of the Salmon River in Idaho and was reminded of this little hack I had totally forgotten about. You wanna bring your fancy peppers for topping sandwiches? No problem… A bottle of 12 year old single malt? Cool. Some Milk for your coffee? Easy peasy. Just wrap it up in duct tape.

How to know if a caught fish is in trouble

How to know if a caught fish is in trouble

Trust me… it’s only going to get tougher on the trout this summer, no matter where you are. And if we all work together, try not to make it a numbers game, and tune into the science on best practices, we’ll all be better off in the long run

Swing wet flies and feel like a kid again

Swing wet flies and feel like a kid again

In our family, we had an informal rule about kids fishing on their own—you started out by fishing wet flies downstream, and once you reached a certain age, you got to turn upstream and fish dry flies. It was a tiny, gentle river, really, and there was always an...

A Colorado fishing story

A Colorado fishing story

Two old friends get together in Salida for one last trout trip By Jim Aylsworth While my dear friend Dick and I would enjoy fishing anywhere together, for this trip we chose to explore the water around Salida, Colo. Upon seeing him at the airport I knew better, but...

A quick guide for fly fishing newbies

A quick guide for fly fishing newbies

It’s easy to suggest to new anglers that they become immediately familiar with the rules and regulations, but it will take time to teach the little things to newbies as they hit the water in greater numbers and frequency

From the vault: Everything but the fish

From the vault: Everything but the fish

“I HAVE LONG THOUGHT THAT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ASPECTS OF FISHING DON’T ALWAYS INVOLVE THE FISH THEMSELVES as much as they do the wild places an angler experiences, and the interesting people encountered along the way. No doubt, I am still awestruck every time I admire the subtle hues and breathing detail in a wild trout or salmon. But the more I fish, the more I find that when I go home at night, the most vivid images that flash through my mind are of raw mountains and rivers, gnarled trees and faces… scenes both offbeat and inspiring. And my best days are measured more by the amount of minutes or hours I spend looking about—because I cannot help myself—than by the number of trout that land in my net. Photographer Tim Romano has a unique ability to capture those aspects of fishing that catch the angler, well beyond images of anglers catching fish.”

Worrying about water

Worrying about water

All is not right with Lake Meade. As of this writing, Lake Meade is almost 156 feet below “full pool.” It’s down almost 140 feet below its levels about 20 years ago

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