The Toughest Water in Wyoming

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"HOW WAS YOUR DAY?" ASKED THE GUY AT THE FLY SHOP COUNTER. "WELL," I ANSWERED, "I FISHED THE TOUGHEST WATER IN WYOMING." Everyone rolled their eyes. This was exactly the response I expected. Working at a fly shop in Jackson hole, I imagine, you get to listen...

So You Want To Be An Alaska Guide?

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By Whitney Gould The plane, which brought me to Western Alaska is gone. I’m standing on a remote, empty tarmac. The sky is a herring-gull gray, the air crisp and clean. I am surrounded by tundra. The only visible object is a square box painted white, the...

Being There

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I'VE BEEN ASKED A HUNDRED TIMES HOW I TOOK THIS PHOTO. THE ANSWER IS REALLY SIMPLE. I took several years. I had this idea in my head for a long time. I wanted to show the pure mayhem of a jumping tarpon. I wanted tell the...

Choosing a Fly Rod is Like Choosing a Guitar

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"WHO ARE THOSE $850 FLY RODS FOR? IF THE EXPERTS DON'T NEED THEM AND THE BEGINNERS CAN'T APPRECIATE THEM, WHO NEEDS THEM?" If you follow G&G on Facebook then you probably know about my love of old school blues. If you don't follow us on Facebook,...

Fast Pocket Water & Big Attractor Dry Flies

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During the spring, summer and fall I often get the itch to forget about catching numbers and instead see how big of an attractor dry fly I can get away with fishing and still fool trout. For those of you who don't know, my closest trout...