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  The overloaded pack creaks and groans in rhythm with the boots. One foot in front of the other. 12 miles behind us and just under two to go. Despite the training, I'm spent. Sitting for a minute we remove our packs, catch our breath and rehydrate before pushing on.   Making the final ascent, the lake comes into view. It's as beautiful as I remembered. The look on my son's face says it all. He gets it. Every mile was worth it.   Blake had been asking to go on a backpacking trip with me for years and this...

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Fishing MayFlies Destinations and Gear

You are a fly fisher extraordinaire looking for the absolute best places to cast one of those perfect dry flies that you’ve taken the time to tie. The perfect mayfly patterns are in your case, 

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  Down Stream Steelhead on a Dry Line Dry Line Steelheading is both fun and effective. I fish dry line, down stream as shown below, up and across at a 45 degree, and straight upstream. On the downstream approach with a 9' Fluorocarbon Leader 0X  your fly will sink 12" to 18".   Let's talk gear before we get started on approach. Best Steelheading is in late fall through spring. Weather cold wet and windy!  Two items that are a must are the Snowbee Nivalis Down Jacket it's wind resistant and water proof. The other item is the SFT Neoprene Gloves, warm,...

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  No Matter the Season, is Jackson Hole Fly Fishing?   Contrary to popular belief, the fall and winter months in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, provide ample opportunities for the avid angler to have successful, adventurous, fun days on the water. Being prepared having the right fly fishing gear for late fall and early winter days on the river.  Gear will make or ruin your perfect days on the river. Let's start with the outer layer. Wind, Cold, or Snow Squall you need a good down jacket like the Nivalis Down Jacket, which is the only waterproof down jacket on the...

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  Fall fly fishing in Montana is a favorite of both anglers and the expert fishing guides that know Montana’s sparkling rivers like the back of their hands. Depending on where you choose to start – whether it be Bozeman, Ennis, or Big Sky – you’ll find quiet rivers, cool air, solid hatches, and trout fishing that is rated “A+”, five-star, and “blue ribbon, championship” quality. Of course, every Montana native will tell you that by late-September, anglers need to adapt their fly fishing tactics to enjoy amazing success through October and November, as colder air and new hatches begin...

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