A Dry Fly Summer

Featured image by Ryan Kelly. Follow him on Instagram @GreenRiverFlyFisher. Summer is winding to a close here in the Rockies. As I sit and write this from the second story of a nondescript building along Utah’s Wasatch Front, I can see the orange, red, pink, and gold oak leaves carpeting the mountains that have defined […]

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Tying the Chernobyl Ant

I’m not sure about the rest of the West, but here in Utah (and up in Wyoming as well) hopper season is finally arriving. We had an outrageously wet spring in Utah, and the hoppers are finally being forced the river’s edge as the last of summer’s green plants are only thriving there. That’s where […]

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Just Twitch It

I’m of the opinion that if you’ve fished one trout stream, you’ve fished them all. The hatches, species, and scenery change from one world-class water to the next, but the theory behind catching trout remains the same the world over. At least, that’s the theory, right? Fly fishing has been equated to numerous activities throughout the centuries […]

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Reviewing the Postfly Trout Box

All photos courtesy Postfly Back in the day (not my ‘back in the day,’ but my father’s) you could order flies from a paper catalog that came in the mail. In fact, a paper catalog launched tier Jack Dennis’s career, and I still use his Picket Pin and Mormon Girl patterns on a regular basis. […]

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1 Secret For Longer-Lasting Waders

I’ve never been the smartest of anglers – ask any of my fishing buddies and they’ll enthusiastically agree – but how I missed this incredibly simple trick to getting my waders to last longer is beyond me. For the past four years, I’ve spent roughly 150-200 days a year on the water. A lot of […]

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The Leap

I pored over maps, making sure I knew what rutted two-track road to look for at o-dark-thirty the next morning. The creek was supposedly at 10,000 above sea level, and I knew cell service would be nonexistent. I’m also one of those guys who refuses to buy a GPS. If you can’t find where you’re […]

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Falling in love

It always starts out innocently enough. A night here, another evening there. Perhaps a Saturday afternoon when things start going well, then Sunday mornings when the relationship is serious. The next thing you know, it’s happening as often as possible and you’re in over your head. You’re full of a new feeling you can’t describe […]

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Where It Began

Life invariably contains a multitude of first experiences. Your first kiss, your first car, your first job. And perhaps most importantly, your first fish. For most of us, that first fish came on a spinning rod dad or grandpa rigged up for us, setting us down to dunk worms so they could fly fish and […]

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A Cutthroat Spring

Spring has been great to me, even though the fishing has been a bit . . . yes, cutthroat. The double entendre in the title of this post was certainly on purpose. Just like I shared a post of all my great fish from Winter, I figured Spring deserved its own post. With temps rising and […]

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