Fly Fishing Runoff Can Mean Fish On

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by Johnny Spillane HAVE YOU EVER SHOWED UP AT A RIVER AND FOUND THAT INSTEAD OF THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER YOU WERE EXPECTING, YOU’RE STARING AT CHOCOLATE MILK? Here in the Rocky Mountain this is a relatively common experience. It can happen for a number of reasons,...

Sunday Classic / 3 Tips For Better Bonefishing

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CHANGE THE RETRIEVE BEFORE THE FLY If the bonefish are following your fly but not eating it, the fly may not be the problem. As fly fishermen, we always want to blame our fly. I think this comes from trout fishing and the idea of matching...

Sunday Classic / Gary Merriman Ties The Tarpon Toad

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I'VE KNOWN GARY MERRIMAN FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS AND ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT A YEAR AGO THAT HE WAS THE CREATOR OF THE TARPON TOAD. ...

Sunday Classic / Fight The Good Fight, in Saltwater or Fresh

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MY FRIEND KIRK DEETER SAYS FRESHWATER AND SALTWATER FLY FISHING ARE, "TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPORTS PLAYED WITH THE SAME EQUIPMENT." In essence that is true and Kirk's point is doubly true. Anyone who's tried both can attest to that, but some of that equipment looks more...

Standing in the River Carrying a Torch

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Standing in the River Carrying a Torch A different kind of love story. Men and fish parted ways a long time ago. You couldn't call it an amiable divorce. The fish got everything. The mountain streams, the lazy winding rivers, the deep blue sea, everything. Men had...