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’bout time Colorado got some love on the Frenzy…. (Guest Blogger JD)

March 13, 2015

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Nothing says fly fishing like outlet malls, highways and gawkers.  But that is the case on some parts of the Blue River. Located just 60 miles west of Denver, you can be out your door and into gold metal water within an hour. Flowing north out of Breckenridge this undulating river takes you on a […]

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Winter Streamers… yes

January 30, 2015

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Ok, so I was reading an article the other day that came up on my feed on facebook and for the life of me I cannot find it to reference it but these guys had a great point.  Nymphing is obviously the most effective was to fish in the winter, maybe all year, but if […]

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Last of the Fall Fishing

December 1, 2014

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Sometimes in SE Idaho it snows in July… (it has happened before)  sometimes it doesn’t snow until January. (Fingers Crossed).  This year was a little weird.  We were having great fall fishing and then all of a sudden, boom 6 inches of snow.  Then we had a week of below freezing weather, highs of 28.  […]

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Winter Fishing

November 4, 2014

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Today I woke up to very frosty ground and at my job, which is mainly outdoors, and throughout the day I never seemed to warm up in the crisp Idaho air. It got me thinking about fishy goals I have yet to accomplish for 2014 and how it is soon time to transition into winter […]

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Who is Ready for Some Fall Streamer Action

September 30, 2014

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So, I think that its fairly obvious that everyone loves Summer.  I mean seriously, Summer is so great for fishing and I look forward to the greatness that is, Dry Fly Action.  Since summer is/has slipped away there is something that can still put a smile on our faces, and that is Fall Streamer Fishing. […]

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Snake River Net Co. Nets

September 26, 2014

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One of the hottest and almost necessary items to have on the river this day and age is a quality fishing net. When I was a kid my grandpa would buy nets from the local western tack store that were big enough to land a king salmon and were made of that spun plastic-thread like […]

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The Spotted Up Cutthroat – Teton River

September 19, 2014

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    Many of you, I am sure, have fished the Teton River, or have definitely thought about it. Why? Because it is awesome, that is why. There is something very interesting about this river. The cutthroat in the canyon section are covered, and I mean covered in these tiny little spots. For those that […]

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Teaching the Next Generation – and by that I mean me and my boy went out fishing….

August 15, 2014

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Since my passion for fly fishing has grown and grown I have been crazy excited for my son to catch the fever and want to go fishing with me. I would say that his fever is still pretty tepid but its coming along. Every time I can get him to go out with me I […]

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Chasing Salmon Fly Hatches While Avoiding Boat Hatches

May 28, 2014

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I am assuming that the vast majority of our readers know what a salmon fly is….. here is a prime example of the big bugs that we love to chase.  This hatch comes and goes so fast and furious that most people do not get a chance to capitalize on the fish keying in on […]

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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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Loop Knot or Nail Knot?

May 18, 2013

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Fly Fishing Knots I was reading an article recently about the fly fishing knots and the topic came up of what is the best knot to use when tying fly line to leader.  It got me thinking and in the past I almost always used the nail knot.  I used that for a couple of […]

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How cold is too cold?

January 16, 2013

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winter fly fishing

With this blasted cold weather that wont seem to go away I got to thinking, how cold it too cold to fish.  I have fished in -12 degrees before (with no wind) that that no wind makes all the difference in the world.  I only lasted about an hour or so before I got off […]

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5 flies to have in your box this winter

December 27, 2012

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winter fly fishing utah

Here are the 5 flies you must have in your box this winter.  I really think winter fishing is some of the best because you don’t see as many people, the water is low and clear.  I do love midge hatches in the winter, it might be the best dry fly action of the year.  so here […]

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The Bimini Twist

December 15, 2012

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Fly Fishing Knots I first saw the Bimini Twist tied fast, efficient and to perfection by Daniel our guide when we went Tarpon Fishing in Costa Rica.  He used hands and feet to get that knot in place. I’ve been looking for a place online that demonstrated the proper technique in tying that knot and […]

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Snowing = Good Fishing

November 13, 2012

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fly fishing in a snow storm

There is something special about being on the river when it is snowing huge flakes, no wind, snow is covering everything and no one on the river.  I was talking with someone last week about how good the fishing can be when it is snowing.  Now, what I mean when snowing is not the blizzard […]

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Always Look Under Rocks

April 18, 2012

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fly fishing bugs under rocks

I don’t know why but lately I have wanted to share a few tips that I have learned over the years. Last week I wrote about using a longer tippet and this week I want to briefly talk about the bugs in the river. I have fly fished for over 20 years, avidly doing it […]

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long tippets = more fish

April 12, 2012

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fly fishing long tippet

For the last few years I have changed how much tippet I tie on my leader.  I usually have a 9ft 3x leader on and then tie on anywhere from 6 to 8ft of tippet and the diameter depends on situation.  The main reason I started to switch years ago was I felt I could present a much better […]

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Fishing Edge Water

April 3, 2012

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Fishing Edge Water by Lance Egan I saw this post about fishing the edges by Lance Egan the other day and wanted to share it.  I have always told newer fly fisherman this tip along with fishing skinny water.  I think many people would be very surprised to learn where fish hold in the river […]

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Do You Voodoo (Cast)?

February 26, 2012

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Fly Casting Techniques Check out the cool vid with lots of  sweet fly casting techniques and tips.  Casting brought to you by Loop Tackle Design.

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Stay Warm This Winter

January 11, 2012

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fly fishing frenzy winter fishing

I was thinking about how cold was the coldest day I have ever fished and then that made me think about what warm winter clothes I have and I really don’t have a lot.  I do remember the coldest I have ever fished was on New Year’s Day 2011 when Dave Hancey and I went […]

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