The Woman Behind The Feel

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IF SHE WAS A MAN, SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A COWBOY. The kind of quiet, earnest character Gary Cooper played in his old westerns. Raised on a Montana ranch with five brothers, she stands as if she were always ready to get to work. You...



Beginner Series: Fly Lines, Leaders, and Tippet

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By Justin Pickett So you’ve decided to dive into the world of fly fishing and need to outfit your new rod and reel purchase with a fly line, leaders and spools of tippet. Does it matter what line you get? And what about leaders? What the hell...



Everything You Wanted To Know About Flyfishing Leaders But Were Afraid To Ask

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By Kevin Howell When I began fly fishing, quality leaders were very hard to find. The best leaders were hand tied by the Dan Baily Company in Livingston, Montana or the Orvis Company. The problem is that the tying process involved wetting the knots which, when stored...



Fly Fishing Gear For Small Streams

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By Jason Tucker Fly gear is fly gear- until you find yourself on a tiny creek full of brook trout or cutthroat rising to tricos and all you have is a nine-foot five-weight and 4x tippet.  What works on the big rivers may not be so well...



Don’t get ripped off!

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By Louis Cahill The only thing worse than paying too much for your fly fishing gear is having it stolen. I woke up this morning to a pile of glass by my truck. One of the worst things about living in a big city is the constant...