September 30, 2014

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Who is Ready for Some Fall Streamer Action

So, I think that its fairly obvious that everyone loves Summer.  I mean seriously, Summer is so great for fishing and I look forward to the greatness that is, Dry Fly Action.  Since summer is/has slipped away there is something that can still put a smile on our faces, and that is Fall Streamer Fishing. […]

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September 26, 2014

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Snake River Net Co. Nets

One of the hottest and almost necessary items to have on the river this day and age is a quality fishing net. When I was a kid my grandpa would buy nets from the local western tack store that were big enough to land a king salmon and were made of that spun plastic-thread like […]

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September 19, 2014

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The Spotted Up Cutthroat – Teton River

    Many of you, I am sure, have fished the Teton River, or have definitely thought about it. Why? Because it is awesome, that is why. There is something very interesting about this river. The cutthroat in the canyon section are covered, and I mean covered in these tiny little spots. For those that […]

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September 12, 2014

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Just Bead It

  Most of us hear about using a bead system when fishing in Alaska for salmon or fishing for steelhead but who uses beads as a “go-to rig” when fly fishing for trout? I have fished with glow bugs and have always done well fishing with that type of egg pattern but after talking to […]

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September 8, 2014

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Chest Pack, Sling, Vest, Hip Pack? What do you use and why?

So, I have gone through many iterations of my wearable gear. I started with a backpack, not a fishing backpack, but a snowboarding one. This proved to be a little, how you say, not effective. It wasn’t long until I was sporting a vest. Honestly, the vest was pretty much everything I needed. I had […]

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September 4, 2014

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Don’t have time?….. Make time!

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Over the weekend I was able to hit a couple favorite spots in Cache Valley.  I didn’t have a ton of time but wanted to get out.  I go through ups and downs with my addition to fly fishing.  There are stretches that I want to go everyday and other times in my life where […]

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August 29, 2014

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There’s Amazing Water Around Us

Here’s a little story I gots to tell about three bad brothers you know so well… it started way back in history with Bender, Royce, and JLit, that’s me.  (sorry for the obvious plagiarism). With the skiff loaded up at a perky 4 am, the three of us headed out for a little adventure with one goal […]

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August 25, 2014

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Connected

I’ve been contributing to the Frenzy blog for the past few weeks and have never written anything about who I am or my relationship with fly fishing. I figured it would be good to somewhat know the person behind the words you are reading when I post about once a week. Plus the trips to […]

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August 20, 2014

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Nirvana, Zen, Thoreau, and One Heck of a Big CuttBow

Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. -Henry David Thoreau It has been said that there are five stages in a fly fisherman’s journey.  In stage one you just want to catch a fish, any fish will do.  Stage two is all about catching lots […]

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August 18, 2014

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“Mythological Brown Trout”

I can’t explain brown trout better that Norman Maclean does in the immortal book “A River Runs Through it.” “I thought, it can’t be that no fish jumps in such beautiful water because no fish is in it. It must be one fish is there so big he is like a bull elk with “a […]

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August 15, 2014

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Teaching the Next Generation – and by that I mean me and my boy went out fishing….

Since my passion for fly fishing has grown and grown I have been crazy excited for my son to catch the fever and want to go fishing with me. I would say that his fever is still pretty tepid but its coming along. Every time I can get him to go out with me I […]

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August 13, 2014

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5 Things I Learned as a Fly Shop Employee

  This past winter I was lucky enough to spend some hours as an employee at the local fly fishing shop Anglers Anonymous. Although I worked in the shop during what is considered the off-season for fly anglers there was plenty of reason for fellow fisherman to stop on by and get fly materials for […]

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August 11, 2014

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Slingshotting the Selway River

  Fly Fishing Idaho Most people I’ve spoken to have never heard of the Selway River, even those that are from Idaho, let alone, fly fished the Selway River.  But this White Water gem is also a fly fisherman’s paradise! Three friends and I spent 4 days white water rafting/fly fishing the Selway River a […]

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August 8, 2014

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Jason’s Top 5 (for the moment) Bucket List of Fish on the Fly

Ok, we all have our bucket list, and mine changes and grows and changes, but these 5 fish have been on and off the list for the last decade, and so I thought I would share, and also share some of the youtube vids that fuel this hunger…. #5) Tarpon This is only #5, because […]

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August 6, 2014

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Fishin’ Photo’s: Fly Fishermans Camera Set Up.

  One thing that could be said about fisherman is we like to tell tall tales or “Fish Stories.” As the person telling the story and trying to convince someone that the 32 inch brown trout that you had on your size #26 BWO  and was only landed after he took you to your backing […]

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August 1, 2014

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Don’t Mind If I Don’t

When I was a young lad and would visit my grandpa after he returned from his fishing trips and I would ask the age old question: “Did you catch any?” His responses were usually somewhere along the line of: “Do dogs bark?” “Do ducks have a water tight butt?” “Do bears shi….” Ok he never […]

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July 30, 2014

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South Fork of the Snake and PMD mania

The day starts off with me just knowing that at some point in time, I have to get my lawn mowed.  So what does a guy do, when Braxton texts and says, “I really wanna fish tonight.”  Well, you do the crappiest, fastest job of mowing that your lawn has ever seen.  Seriously, I went so […]

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July 28, 2014

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Gallatin River Montana

Gallatin River Brown Trout

I don’t know about other people but I always thought that there were smaller fish on average in the Gallatin River. For years when reading reports and talking to angler that fish it that was the info I always gathered, “Gallatin River = smaller fish”. There is nothing wrong with catching beautiful smaller trout but […]

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July 25, 2014

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Fishing Thereafter

A weird phenomenon has been taking place on my last few trips out fishing. Let me explain. A couple weeks ago Bent, Littlefield and I decided to make an early Saturday morning river session in search for some tug. It was one of those trips where we really didnt know where we were going to […]

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July 23, 2014

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Clark Fork River Montana

Ok, so anyone that has driven North on I-15 past Missoula knows what I am talking about when I say Clark Fork.  It is such a pretty river. Pretty scenery and killer looking, gin-clear water in some stretches. I have driven this stretch or road countless times and never stopped to fish.  Until now…. My mother-in-law lives in a […]

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