Time To Un-Match The Hatch

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By Johnny Spillane Now that is a hatch! Every year around mid April we start to see Blue Wing Olives on the Green River below Flaming Gorge. Most years the hatch is amazing, some years it is truly epic. This was one of those years. The best...

Getting a Grip on Spey Casting

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I love casting mono running line on my Spey rods. At present, I'm using Rio Slick Shooter. It lives up to the name. I saw a big improvement in my distance when I made the switch. It casts like a dream and fishes well but the...

Getting the Hero Shot When You’re fishing Solo

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"HOW DO PHOTOGRAPH MY FISH WHEN I'M BY MYSELF?" I get this question all the time and I wince every time because I know there are many guys doing great harm to fish in an effort to capture the moment. I know because I was once...

A Goodbye To Winter

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By Johnny Spillane GOD DAMN ITS COLD. I have been standing in 38 degree water for almost 4 hours, the temperature is 15 degrees and the wind-chill is brutal. My fingers stopped working a while ago; the upper legs on my waders are frozen solid and...

The Borg Don’t Fish

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I AM A CHILD OF THE SIXTIES. But my childhood in a small Virginia town in the 1960s was not the long haired, free love, groovey sixties that phrase brings to mind. Mine was the nerdy, plastic rim glasses, popular science sixties. In 1966 when Star...