Big Bows and Deep Snow

Wyoming and I have a deep love affair that stems from the Cowboy State’s vast tracts of empty land, mesmerizing beauty, and the fact that the population of the entire state is equal to the population of the county in which I reside here in Utah. Oh, and Wyoming’s fisheries are far superior to what […]

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Trout on a Stick [Video]

A good friend of mine here in Utah, Chris Jenson, is one of the best anglers I know. The man fishes circles around me on the river, and he has a passion for trout I rarely see in other folks. He’s also an artist, and that artistry shows through in the fly fishing videos he […]

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The essential guide to spring fishing

Spring fly fishing is like your fifth piece of chocolate cake. It’s enticing, delicious, and sweet, but by the time you’re done you find yourself wondering what in the hell just happened. With cake, you’re wondering how you fit piece number five down your gullet. With fishing? Well, you’re usually left wondering how a trout […]

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Faith, Friendship, and Fly Fishing

Faith and friendship go hand-in-hand with fly fishing. And when I say faith, I don’t mean the religious kind (although in my experience, fly fishing can enhance a man’s faith in his chosen religion) but rather, the faith that life inevitably will work out. In the eternal words of Norman MacLean, “We can love completely […]

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Gear Review: The Tacky Tube

Tacky Fly Fishing has risen to fame in the fly fishing world with their revolutionary fly boxes. The majority of guides I know use Tacky boxes to store their flies, and I just recently made the switch to all-Tacky, all the time, for storing my flies. I’m not going to waste time in this review […]

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The 1 Secret to Fly Fishing Success

Defining success in any endeavor, let alone fly fishing, is a terribly subjective discussion because every angler has a slightly different idea of what being “successful” means when it comes to the art of flinging flies. Now, I’m by no means any good at fly fishing – I’m decidedly average. I actually got skunked last […]

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Throwback Thursday – Big Fish [Pictures]

Last Thursday on our Facebook page, I asked everyone to send us pictures of their best catches, all in the spirit of #TBT – or in long form, Throwback Thursday. Our awesome fans didn’t disappoint! They sent in some truly incredible shots, showing off what a great group of anglers we have following the Trout Life […]

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How to be a modern-day trout bum

John Gierach cemented himself as a legend in the world of fly fishing writing (a world that’s too small for my liking, but that’s a discussion for another day) in 1988 when his first collection of essays was published under the title, “Trout Bum.” Gierach was a successful author before this time, working for the New York Times (a […]

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