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Surf and Turf

Unlocking the mysteries of the ever changing surf can be a life long journey. In fact, that’s why many of us chase fish on the fly in the ocean.  Year over year, lakes don’t change in dramatic fashion like the surf does. One year your hot spot produces constantly, the next…..nothing. Attention to Structure The cool thing about surf fly [...]

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Fishless Friday

The weather is beautiful, 65 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. The river is on the drop, the watershed is opening up……it going to be a big day, and I can just feel it!I head up river, way up river. The entire river looks fantastic. It takes a while, but it’s going [...]

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Fly Fishing Tippet Tip

A few years ago I had a tippet problem that cost me a 10 inch fish. I know, so what, a ten inch stocked rainbow is nothing to cry about. The problem - this little pellet head I lost just happened to be the only fish I had hooked in a 3 hour session with [...]

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Lees Ferry Colorado River Update

Well folks, it has been a very busy month here for us at Lees Ferry Anglers. Happy to have received my huge order of  RiverBum flies just in time for the enormous midge hatch we have going off.  Colorado River Some of you may have heard that the Colorado south of the Glen Canyon dam is struggling. Well she was, [...]

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Need to Know: Dry Fly Leaders

Here are a few things to remember about your leader when fishing dries. Longer Leader A dry fly  leader should generally be longer and finer than a nymph or streamer leader.  I like 9 to 15 feet total, tapering to 4x, 5x, or 6x depending on where and what I'm fishing. The idea in dry fly fishing is to [...]

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Don't Throw Away Those Fly Fishing Flies!

So, you left you flies in the box in your vest over the winter.   You were going to clean everything out and put them back in their storage totes.....but....life got in the way.  Now, they are all mashed, flattened, and matted. New life for last season's fly fishing flies Instead of throwing $100 or more away....give this [...]

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Fly Fishing Etiquette

One of the things that can be intimidating to folks looking to take up fly fishing is ... stream etiquette.  First and foremost, seasoned anglers recognize that they are not going to have the stream to themselves. I think part of the onus is on them to help the experience be more enjoyable for everyone. Think about [...]

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Bucket Mouth Basics

Bass Fly Fishing Bass can be found in almost every state, the most notable exception being Alaska.  Bass are predatory fish, they eat regularly, and throughout the year.  Catching fish on the fly is becoming more popular than ever.  Here are a couple for catching bucketmouths on the long rod......Slow Down! Don't over work your popper. [...]

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Getting Your Fly Fishing Fly Unsnagged

Getting snagged is part of the sport, it happens to everyone - not just beginners. You may have heard “If you aren’t getting snagged and losing flies you aren’t doing it right.” But let me add that this is the most frustrating part of fly fishing. I’d rather catch a few less fish and skip the [...]

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​10 Things You Need to Know About Fly Fishing

1. Although you can fly fish for just about any fish that swims, fly fishing is a particularly effective method for catching trout. 2. Fly fishing is as much about the relaxing beautiful experience of being close to nature as it is about catching fish. 3. Essential fly fishing gear includes: waterproof waders, wading boots, a good [...]

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