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Fly-tying with Spencer

Fly-tying with Spencer

Posted by Spenser Madson on Nov 17th 2018

Beginning FLY-TYING class with Spencer Fly tying 101 class For me fly-tying is one of my favorite aspects of fly fishing. There is nothing like matching-a-hatch and catching fish on a fly
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Taking it easy

Taking it easy

Posted by by Nicole Tomlin on Nov 14th 2018

Shop dog Jax, enjoying a moment of "personal time". More Posts >>
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Two Days with El Pescador: Part 2

Two Days with El Pescador: Part 2

Posted by Logan Griffith on Nov 13th 2018

Day 2 Around 5:30am, the first rays of this morning’s light poured over the horizon, and unlike yesterday, this sunrise found us already on the boat. It’s our second of two days fishing in Bel
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Respect the Redd

Respect the Redd

Posted by Nick Teynor on Nov 10th 2018

       (The white, cleaned off rocks indicate a redd.)Photo by: Kigen Curtice Fall is a beautiful time to fish; especially in Utah. The crowds of anglers are down, the fish ar
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Butter Browns and Blue Wings

Butter Browns and Blue Wings

Posted by Steve Schmidt on Nov 8th 2018

During this small window of post-summer, and pre-winter opportunities, a particular fishing occurs on our local waters. While the clear blue crisp days of autumn are most anglers idea of paradise,
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The "Girly' Dog Fly

The "Girly' Dog Fly

Posted by Nicole Tomlin on Nov 2nd 2018

Steelhead season is upon us.  The shop is buzzing with critiques, questions, and color patterns. Today, even Wren got into the action. Offering her texture for the wing of the:
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Yellowstone Journals

Yellowstone Journals

Posted by Nicole Tomlin on Oct 30th 2018

PART I: Yellowstone Journals Finally, a bed. Kelly, Wyoming is a very welcoming place post hours of after-work driving, and a dizzying snow storm. After the glam of Jackson Hole, Kelly is quaint
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Adventures in Hatch Matching

Adventures in Hatch Matching

Posted by Kigen Curtice on Oct 16th 2018

In my own fishing and guiding - I am a hatch matcher. I would like to think that when a trout takes one of my flies, I know exactly what insect the fish saw my fly as. This game keeps me const
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Vintage and Used Fly Fishing  Gear

Vintage and Used Fly Fishing Gear

Posted by Steve Schmidt on Oct 8th 2018

"Billy Baroo" (my fly rod, not the putter) and I have fished together for over forty years. In the early 70’s I bought "Billy", an 8' 6", 5 weight Winston, from my good friend and mentor Emmett Heath.
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Autumn

Autumn

Posted by Kyle Toyama on Sep 21st 2018

At the end of another increasingly hot Utah summer, crisp cool mornings are a welcome sign of autumn. While it signals the end of another great summer trout fishing season and the prolific hatches tha
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Local Waters

Local Waters

Posted by Nicole Tomlin on Sep 18th 2018

Fishing local waters doesn't have the glam, solicit the bragging rights, or create the mystic per-say, then... anywhere else.... Yet, they are many of our "true blues". They are the rivers that we
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The Bitterroot

The Bitterroot

Posted by Andrew on Sep 12th 2018

Fishing the Bitterroot in western Montana was my first time being up in the state. I left the fly shop one evening after work and drove for as long as I could, waking up along a river just outsi
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Hat-trick

Hat-trick

Posted by Spencer Madson on Sep 8th 2018

In the winter of 2014, two years after I started my fly fishing journey, my uncle brought over a book called “Learning From The Water”, by Rene Harrop. Reading this book was the start of my infatuati
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Shop Dogs

Shop Dogs

Posted by Nicole Tomlin on Sep 6th 2018

Western Rivers sports quite the canine collection on any given day. From the young pup Jax a cattle dog, to handsome Travis, to the focused Wren, the dogs at WR are always available for a ball
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