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I spent most of the past few weeks fishing only with click-and-pawl reels. That was mostly just for kicks. I have nothing against disc-drag reels (What are you kidding? I love disc-drag reels), but every now and then I get into palming the reel myself. And let’s face it, a click-and-pawl reel [ READ MORE... ]
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When you craft a practice rod for fly fishing, you want to have a real professional review the product, right? So, it's no surprise that the Orvis' Practicaster—a miniature practice rod designed to help people work on the various aspects of fly casting—landed in the hands of the renowned Hank [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's book, "Trout Tips," available for online purchase and overnight delivery.  I recently took a long drive through Kootenay, Banff and Jasper national parks along the border with British Columbia and Alberta. Throughout the entire drive, delicious, [ READ MORE... ]
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We've all done some questionable things for fish. We've toted float-tubes into the backcountry on the word of a Google maps photo, only the find the "lake" choked with lily pads and all of three feet deep. We've wandered up blue line in the Gazeteer only to realize, after too many miles to turn [ READ MORE... ]
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by Chris Hunt There's a great little run on the South Fork of the Snake that's only wadable when water managers lower the river in the fall, after harvest is all but done and the demand for downstream water subsides a bit. During high summer, with the river literally the potential energy for Snake [ READ MORE... ]
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This hefty Virginia wild brown trout didn't hit a tiny midge. It hit a big streamer. By Mark Taylor My brother is five years my junior but that didn’t stop us from being competitive as kids, especially once he transformed from a skinny grade schooler to a surly teen. Our tiny shared bedroom was the [ READ MORE... ]
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Here in Wisconsin starting on one stream in the morning, meeting for lunch somewhere else, hitting another stream in the afternoon, and then heading to yet another river for the evening rise is not uncommon. All of that requires driving around, and can involve multiple instances of taking down and [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jenny Weis You learned the facts about the massive proposed Pebble Mine. You've seen the fish pictures. Maybe you've released the legendary rainbows back into the cold, clear water. You've read the science. You've been outraged at the lies told by the Pebble Partnership.  And then, you took [ READ MORE... ]
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Want to feel small and insignificant? Take a look at this film below that follows a single trickle of water as it rises from vapor in the Pacific Ocean, moves west as part of a cloud over the Kitimat Range of northwestern British Columbia and then falls as a single snowflake high in the mountains. [ READ MORE... ]
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I love fishing Clousers. I hate tying with bucktail. I can never seem to get the bucktail material to lie flat and stay flat. Most of my Clousers tied with yellow and white bucktail have splayed tails and likely swim like nothing a fish predator has ever seen. Craft Fur Clouser [ READ MORE... ]
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