Don’t Get Stuck in a Fly Fishing Rut

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I see this simple mistake keep anglers from catching fish with startling regularity. I was invited on a float trip recently and witnessed a remarkably common pattern, which may have greatly limited the number of fish brought to the boat. My fishing partner and I were...

Nobody Wants To See Your Rotting Corpse

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THIS IS WHY MY HERO SHOTS WILL ALWAYS LOOK BETTER THAN YOURS! I try not to do this. To give up on a well-reasoned argument and turn to an angry rant, but once in a while I can't help myself. I'm sick and tired of opening...

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...

Facebook, A Matter of Life and Death

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"Gone Fishing! Great way to start the New Year with a little father / son outing." That's what Harry Murray's Facebook status read on New Year's day. I was thrilled, and confused. You see, I had heard through the fly fishing grapevine the Harry had passed...

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...