Tips

How to Cook Trout – The Right Way

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By Spencer Durrant | TMTB Managing Editor February 7, 2018 If you know how to cook trout — the right way — a night on the river turns into a trip to the grocery store. I’m a big fan of hunting. Always have been, always will be. It’s a great conservation tool, and it’s the… Read more »

Stories

Protect What’s Left

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By Spencer Durrant | TMTB Managing Editor January 9, 2018   The world is quickly running out of wild places. I’m about to step on a soapbox, and I’ll be here for a while. If you don’t want to read about conservation and the logic behind protecting what’s left of America’s wild places, well, don’t… Read more »

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Gear Review: Echo Carbon XL

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By Spencer Durrant | TMTB Managing Editor January 7, 2018   Echo makes arguably the best price-point fly rods on the market. Finding a good price-point rod isn’t as hard as it used to be. Just over the past half-decade since I started doing gear reviews, I’ve seen a huge jump in the quality of… Read more »

Stories

2017 In Review

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By Spencer Durrant | TMTB Managing Editor January 3, 2018   2017 was a year of fly fishing I’ll never forget. More than once, I had what would’ve been my new personal best trout on the line – if only I’d managed to land it. I made my first trip to Montana, met the late… Read more »

Stories

An Old Friend

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By Spencer Durrant | TMTB Managing Editor October 11, 2017 A good fly rod is just as valuable — if not more so — than a good fishing buddy. Fishing buddies come and go, much in the same way that early-season blue-winged olive hatches give way to pale morning duns and caddis with the change… Read more »

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How to Get Better at Streamer Fishing

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By Spencer Durrant | TMTB Managing Editor | Featured Image by Ryan Kelly November 14, 2017   For the longest time I wasn’t a big fan of streamer fishing. I didn’t get the appeal. I watched videos of guys nailing huge trout on streamers, but it never looked fun enough to actually do. Those giant… Read more »

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Tips

Fly Tying Tuesday: October Caddis Nymph

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By Spencer Durrant | TMTB Managing Editor September 26, 2017 Fall is finally here. As any trout bum knows, with fall’s arrival comes fly tying season. During the peak months of angling I often tie just to replace what I’ve lost over the course of a week’s fishing. This fly tying tutorial, from Tim Flagler… Read more »

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The Art Within Fly Fishing

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By Spencer Durrant | TMTB Managing Editor | Featured Image Courtesy Bob White July 31, 2017  Cold water lapped at my feet while I waited for my buddy Ryan to walk back to the boat. The frenzy of other boats launching, guides asking clients to watch rod tips, and the general chatter of a boat… Read more »