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Streamer Fishing for Trout: The 1-2 Punch

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By Dan Parson | TMTB Staff Writer | Featured Photo by Spencer Durrant March 17, 2018 Streamer fishing is a lot like boxing. In boxing, the “one-two punch” is a nickname for a jab and cross combo designed to fake out your opponent and land a solid shot in the kisser.In streamer fishing, a somewhat… Read more »

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Schooled

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By Dan Parson | TMTB Staff Writer  July 24, 2017 I am a father. People who knew me as a young man would likely be surprised by this fact as. I didn’t always have “good judgment,” and the idea I might be in charge of another person’s upbringing seemed like a great way to generate… Read more »

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20 Tips from a Fly Fishing Guide

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Now that my 2017 guiding season is underway, and about to seriously ramp up, I find myself both excited and reflective. The 2016 was great. I met a pile of great new folks, reconnected with clients who have become old friends, had some great fishing and didn’t get hit by lightning (every guide I know… Read more »

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First Float of the Season By Dan Parson It was dark and cold when we met. Lee and Shane stood in their waders, clouds of breath fogging their glasses, bundled up in layers hoping to keep the frigid temperature from seeping in. Even beneath the bulk we looked as though the holidays had been too kind… Read more »

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In Praise of Whitefish

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“Rocky Mountain Bone Fish”, “Ghost Trout”, “Smokies”. They shit in your boat, slime up your hands, smell funky and destroy good flies. Yet I must admit I love whitefish. Judge me all you want but honestly… down deep… you like ‘em pretty well too. They bend the rod and can save the day. Quit pretending… Read more »

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Too Many Freakin’ People

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Let’s face it, there are no secrets in fishing anymore – no go-to fly fishing tips or hot flies. Don’t get me wrong, we try. Heck, friends I guide with have been known to black out the backgrounds of grip and grin shots before posting on Facebook. I have chosen to turn down filming with… Read more »