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Gear

Gear: Hardy Reels’ FWDD Review

Time

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 »

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Tips

Fly Tying Tips: The Rowley Stone

Time

Welcome to another day of fly tying tips from all of us here at TMTB. Today we’re looking at one of my new favorite flies – the Rowley Stone. This thing plain catches fish. It’s a simple, easy-to-tie pattern that works wonders. Gilbert Rowley, who’s a local Utah filmmaker and responsible for the “Wide Open”… Read more »

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Gear

Walton Fly Rods Native Series

Time

Walton Fly Rods is a new name in the rod industry – but are they good rods? My good buddy Brad Smith (@BradSmithOutdoors, Senior Writer at Wide Open Spaces) is the owner of a new rod company based out of Indianapolis – Walton Fly Rods. He was kind enough to send along about two-thirds of… Read more »

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Tips

Tying Tips – The Squirmy Wormy

Time

The rivers here in the West are outrageously high, and just about every piece of water is blown out in some fashion or another. That obviously makes fishing difficult, but there’s one fly that’s chronically overlooked when fishing high water – the San Juan Worm. Yeah, yeah, it’s not a fly. But guess what? It catches… Read more »

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Stories

New Water

Time

“It’s higher than Monday,” Matt said from his place behind the oars. “I can’t believe how many bugs are out today. On Monday we still had snow.” I grinned. “They’re hatching just for me, right?” Matt chuckled and pushed off the bank, his four-year-old son pointing at the bugs in the air and shouting –… Read more »

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Tips

Tying Flies: An Angler’s Rabbit Hole

Time

I recently posted pictures of several flies I tied to a Facebook group that I belong to, partly because I enjoy sharing what I’ve recently tied and partly to dilute the never-ending ice fishing posts that overwhelm this particular page in the dead of winter. Unsurprisingly, the first comment that was posted questioned if tying… Read more »

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Provo River 7- 17 – 17

Time

Provo River Fishing Report 7/17/17 The latest Provo River fishing report is good! Flows are down and the green drakes are hatching in abundance. The Middle Provo has more drake activity than the Lower, although both are worth your time. Flows are still high on the Lower, though they’re much more manageable than in weeks… Read more »