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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Tips

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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Stories

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 »

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The 5 Basic Rules of Fly Fishing Etiquette

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By Spencer Durrrant | TMTB Managing Editor | Featured Image by Hyrum Weaver July 15, 2017   Yes, fly fishing etiquette is a thing. It may seem like a dead-in-the-water topic anymore, what with how crowded rivers are these days, but fly fishing etiquette is almost more important now than it was 20 years ago…. Read more »

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Gear

Gear: Hardy Reels’ FWDD Review

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Hardy reels have long been regarded as some of the best in the industry. The wide-spool Hardy Perfect revolutionized reels, and today the company continues to produce high-quality reels at reasonable prices. The all-new FWDD from Hardy Reels. The FWDD series ushers in a new era for the storied manufacturer. It’s a minimalist’s dream reel,… Read more »