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  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: The Slumpbuster

    The Slumpbuster is a John Barr creation, and it's intent is exactly as the name implies. It's big. It's heavy. It pushes water. It's the "look at me!" fly that we all search for when things are slow, the action suddenly ceases or under high water when finding fish might be a bit of a…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: Mercer’s Missing Link

    Stumped. We’ve all been there — thrown everything in our boxes at a handful of rising trout until, one by one, we’ve put them down.Fishing the Snake River with some friends, we watched fish after fish slash at stoneflies and completely ignore our imitations as the cleanly drifted past. We’d tried every stonefly imitation we…

  • Fishing Trout Tips

    Trout Tips: Lessons from the gear guys

    Editor's note: You can own TU's newest book, "Trout Tips," and have it delivered overnight. The book is a compilation of tips and tricks from TU staffers and volunteers from all over America. I'm in Duluth, Minn., for the annual Outdoor Writers Association of America conference, and got the opportunity to do some great public…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: The Renegade

    Years ago, I navigated our old Toyota Landcruiser high into the mountains off the shoulders of Monarch Pass in southern Colorado. The gravel road was a nightmare, even for my seemingly indestructable beast of a vehicle, and I was forced to come a stop when I reached a snowbank even the Landcruiser couldn't charge through.…

  • Fishing Trout Tips

    Trout Tips: Lessons from the Firehole

    Editor's note: For great fishing tips and tricks from TU staffers and volunteers all over America, you can buy TU's new book, "Trout Tips" online and have it shipped overnight. I spent an afternoon last week on the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park. It's one of the West's iconic rivers, and it's also one…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: The Flying Squirrel Nymph

    I love "mash-up" flies—inventions at the vise that work on trout for no particular reason at all. Just this week, I tried a simple wet fly pattern I "created" at the vise a couple weeks ago for Firehole River trout, and I was rewarded with some of the most aggressive brown trout takes I'd ever…