Nets, Go Big or Go Home

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I received an email from a reader the other day asking advice on steelhead nets. I thought it was a topic worth some discussion. We put a lot of thought into rods, reels, lines and flies but often the piece of equipment that seals the...



Tom Keck Is My Role Model

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In September of 2009 I was fishing the South Platte below Spinney Reservoir, the stretch they call the Dream Stream. When I noticed this gentleman casting trico patterns to the far bank...from a wheelchair. I watched for a bit as he worked a pod of rising...



Covering a Hatch Starts with Carrying the Right Flies

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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN STANDING IN THE RIVER WATCHING A BIG HATCH UNFOLDING WITH RISING FISH ALL AROUND YOU, BUT FOR SOME REASON YOU CAN'T GET THE FEEDING FISH TO EAT YOUR FLIES? Covering and owning a hatch starts with you first carrying the right fly...



Western Fly Guide for Eastern Anglers

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By Kent Klewein ARE YOU SITTING AT THE VISE DREAMING OF THAT BIG TRIP OUT WEST THIS SUMMER? I get asked all the time by eastern fly anglers heading out west for the first time, what fly patterns they should stock up on before they leave. What...



3 Counterintuitive things tenkara has shown me

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By Daniel Galhardo Tenkara has taught and old dog some new tricks. Since I started learning tenkara, it’s become obvious to me, that regardless of how intuitive the method is to the novice fly angler, some parts of tenkara are likely counterintuitive to the experienced fly angler. HERE...