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Hooked by an email Line

by Larry Ydens An email is all it took. I needed a reason to go fishing. I had been busy at work, and I had even worked  2 of the previous 3 Saturdays.  So Pat’s email about the Salmon Flies on the Guadalupe was all it took. So I loaded up the car with my gear and headed to work (some habits are hard to completely break I guess). I planned to head for the Guadalupe for the afternoon. It was midweek (Thursday) just before a holiday (Labor Day), so I figured it would not be crowded. Although there were ... Read More
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A Trip Down Memory Lane

by Pat Mileshosky Sure, why not, I’m retired with time on my hands and a few bucks in my pocket. I’ve been there before, several times in fact. Okay, I’ll do it. I’ll take Mike Maurer up on his invitation to return to the Green River. The Green is a tail water fishery below Flaming Gorge Dam in the far northeast corner of Utah. Walt Ratcliff picked me up early Saturday morning and we were off… next stop Vernal, Utah where we would meet several of the other fellows making the trek. A few, like Mike Maurer, Walt Ratcliff and ... Read More
Summer & fall

Summer & fall

By Taylor Streit The best fly fishing in late summer is to be found at the high elevations and on the tail waters. Avoid lakes (except those at very high elevations) as the trout will have gone very deep and be sluggish. The Rio Grande will usually be muddy from summer cloud bursts. Streams below irrigation ditches may be too low and warm for decent fishing. Tail waters usually fish well in hot weather. Excellent hatches and reliable flows make the San Juan a good choice during August and September. Although there will be plenty of folks that’s not so ... Read More
Catch & release

Catch & release

With the growing popularity of fishing in America, more and more people are out there to catch a few fish. If everyone kept every fish caught, pretty soon we wouldn’t have any fish left. The population of humans has far outpaced the ability of nature to produce enough fish for all of us. We must therefore share our fish. A well handled fish can be revived and released to fight another day. Many guides know the fish in their streams personally, and can catch the same fish over and over through the years, if the fish are well cared for ... Read More
Fly-Fishing Etiquette

Fly-Fishing Etiquette

In Webster’s New World Dictionary, the word etiquette is defined as follows: “The forms, manners, and ceremonies established by convention as acceptable or required in society, or in a profession.” After reading this definition you would hope that fly fishers would have no problems with each other, that acceptable manner comes very natural to most fly fishers and, therefore, seldom would there be any clash between them. Fly fishing etiquette should be nothing more than common sense, and that the best way to define etiquette is: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” All anglers should ... Read More
A Beginner's How-To

A Beginner’s How-To

Fly fishing for trout can look like a rather imposing and complicated endeavor at first. What do I need? Where do I go? It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many avenues open to the beginner to help with gear, destinations, and techniques. It helps if you have a friend or family member to be your mentor, but we now have many other sources of information. Most fly shops have very helpful staff and a variety of instructional courses, from rank beginner level to advanced specialty casting. There are many good educational videos, and too many books to count. Many ... Read More