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    Are you keeping more secrets these days?

    I think I’ve come full circle on the whole “secret fishing spot” argument. I’ve written three guidebooks over the years, with the intent of helping anglers enjoy the public lands resources here in Idaho and in nearby Yellowstone National Park. I also made a little money for the work, and I feel like I earned…

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    You gotta believe

    I’ve spent years writing magazine stories, even books, focused on tips to help anglers be more successful. Been all over the world… caught fish beyond my wildest imagination… seen things I never thought I’d encounter, and I rubbed shoulders along the way with some of the best anglers on the planet. I’ve been very lucky.  The…

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    AFFTA’s Bulis steps down

    It may not be considered remarkable news when the head of an industry trade association steps down, but for fly fishers across America, this one's different. Ben Bulis, president of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association for the past nine years, announced his resignation this week. Bulis helped rejuvenate AFFTA, working to first save the…

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    What was your first real fly rod?

    Editor's note: Periodically, we'll pose questions to a " fly-fishing roundtable" of TU anglers in hopes of spurring discussion among all anglers about all things fly fishing. What was your first real fly rod? Mark Taylor Mark Taylor: My first fly rod was a 1970s-era Eagle Claw glass rod that I got as a teenager…

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    Mending line when indicator fishing

    One has to wonder if fly fishing would have enjoyed such a defining renaissance if Norman Maclean's father, a Presbyterian minister, was a nymph angler rather than a "purist" dry-fly fisher. Presumably, the good minister would have passed down the art of nymphing to his sons, choosing to abandon the romance associated with dry-fly fishing.…