5 Reasons People Don’t Catch As Many Trout As They Should

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By Kyle Wilkenson These 5 bad habits will keep you from catching the fish you deserve. Whether I’m guiding or working in the shop, one thing rings true-- I talk to a lot of anglers. Living in Denver, a lot of these anglers have made it past...



The Magic of Soft Hackles

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SOFT HACKLES ARE THE SHARKS OF THE FLY BOX. Like the shark, the soft hackle is one of the oldest of its ilk, and like those ancient predators, it has evolved very little from its inception. Like the shark, it is a deadly design that could...



Hook Sets Are Free

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By Justin Pickett A FLUFFY, WHITE INDICATOR IS DRIFTING MERRILY ALONG THE CURRENT WHEN SUDDENLY IT IS YANKED FROM SITE, ONLY TO EMERGE A SECOND LATER TO CONTINUE ITS VOYAGE DOWNSTREAM BEFORE BEING LIFTED FROM THE WATER’S SURFACE. Surprised, I look back at my buddy. “What...



You went fishing where? 

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By Jesse Lowry Slovenia! Who the hell goes fishing in Slovenia? That’s the typical reaction I get when I start talking about my fishing trips to this little gem of a country that most people couldn't point to on a map. I've been fortunate enough to visit Slovenia...



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,...