Stories

Destination Seychelles

Destination Seychelles

Posted by Alec Gerbec on Jul 15th 2019

There are many ways that this piece could go and I want to enlighten you all with some of the mysteries that surround the Seychelles fishery. I will start with my background of spending four years of
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Charlie's Fly Box and Innovating with Umpqua

Charlie's Fly Box and Innovating with Umpqua

Posted by Charlie Craven on Jul 15th 2019

I have been an Umpqua Signature Tyer for almost 20 years now and to say I am happy with our arrangement would be an understatement. As a long time commercial tyer here in Colorado, I have been approac
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Listening to the River

Listening to the River

Posted by Signature Tyer Craig Mathews on May 24th 2019

The mile-walk to the river took us through brilliant meadows. Wild irises, Indian Paintbrush, monkeyflower, Potentilla, and larkspur lite-up the otherwise empty landscape, and the kids stopped seve
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Weed Guards

Weed Guards

Posted by Drew Chicone on May 24th 2019

Like them or not, weed guards or “fish guards,” as some call them, are an effective add-on that can be a game changer when fishing around heavy grass or floating debris. When applied correctly, a go
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​Why Jig Hooks?

​Why Jig Hooks?

Posted by Lance Egan on May 9th 2019

Jigs have been an important part of conventional fishing for many years and their effectiveness is well known in both fresh and saltwater situations. In fly fishing, use of jigs is relatively new.
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The Perfect Solution

The Perfect Solution

Posted by Mike Mercer on May 7th 2019

There are few places on earth as beautiful as an emerald trout stream flowing quietly through the lush Southern Alps of New Zealand. Approaching a rock-studded pool, knowing there has not been anot
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