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Head Shots

May 18, 2015

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Been fishing lately on the Provo River warming up this years Fly Fishing Frenzy.  This will mark the Fifteenth aniversiary of the us buddies getting together for a week to fly fish.  This year will be epic fishing up in Idaho and Montana.  Here are the pics from this last weeks spoils from the Provo.

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we all have that one fish….

November 24, 2014

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So, I think that we all have that one fish.  You know what I mean.  That picture on your phone that you show everyone you possibly can?  No? I’m the only one?  Well, Yeah, I do have that fish.  It comes with an awesome story too, wanna hear it? Here it goes. Bender and I […]

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What Would You, or Have You Missed to go Fishing?

November 7, 2014

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Ok, here is a great question to test the limits of our addiction/passion…. What are you willing to bag out on in order to go fishing? What have you bagged out on to go fishing? Let’s make this a top five list….  starting with the most obvious. 5)  WORK/School – who hasn’t called in sick, […]

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Don’t have time?….. Make time!

September 4, 2014

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fly fishing logan utah

Over the weekend I was able to hit a couple favorite spots in Cache Valley.  I didn’t have a ton of time but wanted to get out.  I go through ups and downs with my addition to fly fishing.  There are stretches that I want to go everyday and other times in my life where […]

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Product Review: Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip Front Waders

July 16, 2014

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OK, so the waders that I had been sporting for the last 3 years finally gave up the ghost.  Which is pretty impressive thinking how much I fish, and how much water they were in.  They were William Joseph WST waders, and they just tapped out.  As much as I loved them, I figured it […]

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A Trip to the Clouds – Guest Blogger Braxton is back with his trip to White Clouds

July 14, 2014

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On my dads side of the family there is not a place that is regarded more sacred than the Boulder – White Clouds Mountains located at the heart of central Idaho. Back when my grandpa first moved to the SE Idaho area a man that I do not know introduced my grandpa to the area […]

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One Word…… BIG!!

June 30, 2014

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fly fishing strawberry reservior

The past couple weeks we have been hitting the Strawberry Reservoir.  There has been a lot of action with spawning Cutts and just overall active fish.  One of my Mottos when fly fishing is why be driving during peak fishing hours.  Sometimes it is hard but if you have an hour and a half or […]

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6 Notable Fly Fishing Instagrammers

June 16, 2014

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As I am sure, most of you are, we are drawn in to good photography.  There are 1000’s of instagrammers out there taking pics of their fishing exploits.  Here are 6 that have always caught my eye whether its because of their artistic elements, or just the incredible fish they catch and document.  There is […]

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Father’s Day – Presents that keep on giving

June 6, 2014

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OK, I assume there are a few wives out there that have yet to secure the father’s day present for either their Dads or their Husbands.  Let this be a lesson in procrastination, its gonna cost you. LOL.  Fly Fishing is not known to be a cheap hobby but some of these products are awesome, […]

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Lower Provo River Fishing Report

May 16, 2014

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I have fished the Lower Provo River over a dozen times the past month and have had some amazing success. For numbers of fish your best bet is to stick with nymphs and for larger fish the streamer bite is hot. The water levels have slowly increase so it is running very high but don’t […]

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Week of Pics

May 5, 2014

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Fly Fishing the Provo River has been very good lately.  Here are some pics from this past week.  

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Best I’ve seen it

April 21, 2014

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Provo River Brown Trout

This spring on the Provo River I have had the best streamer fishing I’ve ever experienced.  The water levels are great right now and the temps are perfect.  I have been trying to get up on the river in the very early mornings to beat the crowds and target those big boys that come out […]

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Upper Green River – Wyoming

April 7, 2014

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A couple friends and myself came to an important realization a few weeks ago…. it had been way to long since we had all fished together.  Jeremy Stucki, Mike Wilder and I used to fish together quite a lot, but careers and life in general seem to always get in the way.  We had been […]

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Trout Hunting

September 5, 2013

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Post from Falcons Ledge blog: Doug Bear catches a nice Utah brown Fishing with Bill Reed, Doug Best and Doug Bear was a real treat. Guides meet people of all kinds of skill and ability, but rarely do you get a chance to spend the day with three anglers as talented these guys. I love […]

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Fishing High Water

May 28, 2013

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fly fishing high water

Here in Utah the water like in most areas right now is raging and is very hard to fish or at least people think it is hard to fish.  One of the main rivers in Utah the Provo River is a tail water and the flows are controlled by the dams at Jordanelle and Deer Creek.   […]

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Therapy for the soul

April 18, 2013

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I went fishing last week and on the way home from an amazing day on the water I got to thinking how therapeutic fly fishing is for me.  I hadn’t been fishing very much over the past couple months do to how busy my work has been and with spring time here had felt a […]

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Update from the Utah Stream Access Coalition

February 20, 2013

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Latest news from USAC. We Did it!! Legislative Update Last Friday was a win for stream access in Utah. Over 400 people showed up at the Capitol steps to support our cause. Objective number one was accomplished: HB 68 was withdrawn from consideration by the Legislature. It was your calls, your emails and letters, and […]

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Rally at Capitol was a hit

February 18, 2013

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USAC rally at utah state capitol

Last Friday was the rally at the State Capitol opposing HB68.  We met up on the Capitol steps at 10am.  We were able to listen to representatives from USAC as well as Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher which is helping USAC draft a bill to combat HB68.  This bill I have heard will reflect language that has been adopted […]

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Loop Gear on the Provo River

February 12, 2013

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This past week I was able to meet up with some good friends on the Provo River to test out some awesome LOOP gear.  It was a rowdy bunch lead by Shane Wootan, which provided all the LOOP gear.  We also had the Outsmartingfish crew Grant Bench, Nathan Leavitt and Derek Olthuis. This past few […]

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Foundations of Fly Fishing Classes

January 18, 2013

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HowDoYouFish.com has 2013 classes up on their site.  Here is a bit about Spencer Cook owner.   check out classes schedule.   My name is Spencer Cook, I am the owner of howdoyouflyfish.com as a part of my business Backcountry Fly Fishing. I am a fly fishing instructor and obviously an avid fly fisherman. I […]

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