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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10 Tips to Land More Fish

The following is a guest post from Ryan McCullough, a personal friend of mine and one of the best fly fishers I know. His insights on trout, and specifically fishing dry flies, has helped me become an immeasurably better angler. Ryan’s knowledge is timeless. Don’t miss out on any of it – connect with him […]

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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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Gold in the California High Country

David Whitehouse is a co-founder of The Sierra Standard. The Sierra Standard is made up of a handful of outdoor enthusiasts from California who are constantly fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, camping, and hunting. If it’s an excuse to be in the outdoors, they’re all about it. It’s a passion. The Sierra Standard is an outlet […]

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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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If Fish Could Talk

The following is a guest post from Ryan McCullough, a personal friend of mine and one of the best fly fishers I know. His insights on trout, and specifically fishing dry flies, has helped me become an immeasurably better angler. Ryan’s knowledge is timeless. – – Note from Spencer Durrant, Trout Life Marketing Director/Managing Editor […]

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