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By Chris Wood "You just want to nudge it. Too often restoration work is over-engineered. The key is to simply nudge the system in the right direction, and then allow for natural processes to occur.” Gary leaned back and looked upstream. A smile crept up. “I had two anglers who told me they caught [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton Frustration is exhaled from behind my fully zipped collar, and the cloud of vapor fills the drawn hood of my wading jacket, fogging my lenses, furthering the frustration. I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews of this impressively clear and painfully cold spring creek. With an [ READ MORE... ]
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With as much as a good pair of Gore-tex waders costs these days, it pays to do your best to take care of them. But even in the best conditions, waders will eventually fail—water is pretty determined to find its way into even the smallest of holes.  Simms GORE-TEX® Wader Repair [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's book, "Trout Tips," available online for overnight delivery.  With my clients, I find that many of them lose touch with their fly line following their cast. I emphasize holding on to their line throughout the cast with their line hand, and then [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo: Michael Robillard   By Kara Armano Today, Trout Unlimited launched Sportsmen for the San Juan Mountains Wilderness to underscore the importance of protecting public lands for hunting and fishing opportunities. Partnering with conservation groups, businesses, and individuals, Trout Unlimited [ READ MORE... ]
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It's still a bit blustery here in the West. The only thing predictable about the weather is that it will be perfectly unpredictable. Yesterday in Idaho Falls, we endured an early spring snow squall followed by a quick downpour of rain and then enjoyed sunny skies the rest of the day. But we had to [ READ MORE... ]
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Here in the West, early spring is pretty tough to differentiate from late winter—many of our fabled trout streams will still be lined with snow for weeks to come. And that means, despite some warmer temperatures that will keep the ice out of our fly-rod guides, winter fishing is still the name the [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fishing soft-goods manufacturer Patagonia is starting its first-ever Worn Wear Fishing Gear Repair tour on April 13, and I'll be visiting the Jackson Hole tour stop on May 3 to get a pair of Patagonia waders patched by the pros. For free.   Patagonia’s Worn Wear wagon will hit the road, [ READ MORE... ]
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A golden trout, the state freshwater fish of California, in all its glory.  Editor’s note: To the extent that there can be an intersection between coldwater fisheries conservation and state angling regulations, and because fishing is the portal through which many people become interested in [ READ MORE... ]
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Many—if not most—mondern nymph patterns use beads in their tying recipes, either for added weight to get a fly down or for aesthetics. Some flies use beads to imitate little air bubbles used by emerging bugs, and some flies use colored beads to imitate various subsurface food sources, like fish [ READ MORE... ]
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