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Entries from June 2008

Yellowstone by the numbers

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The Yellowstone Fly Fishing Guide lists 135 fishable bodies of water in Yellowstone National Park. For practical purposes, there are 5 months in the fishing season (June through October). To increase your odds of experiencing a river, you should plan to visit at least twice.
135 x 5 x 2 = 1350
Thirteen hundred fishing days [...]

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Henry’s Fork Report – Sucker’s Bet

June 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Earlier this month, Henry’s Lake reached 100% full, and they started releasing water into the outlet. We were optimistic – thinking of all the large cutts and hybrids that were washed over the dam. We are especially lucky that we have access to the private water right downstream of the dam.
Upon arriving and passing the [...]

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New Article – A Beginners Guide to Tippet

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

New fly fishers are frequently confused by tippet. I know I was. What its it? Do I need it? A beginners guide to tippet is posted in the articles section which hopefully clears this up for at least one reader.

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Book Review – Hunting for God, Fishing for the Lord

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

For Christmas, my parents gave me a book, Hunting for God, Fishing for the Lord. Father Classen, a priest in St. Louis wrote this book, an autobiographical book describing his evolution as a sportsman and relationship with God.
I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of the spiritual aspects of fishing or just being in nature. [...]

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Fly Fishing Camera

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

This is the first of a series of posts about fly fishing photography. This one is about equipment, specifically my thoughts on selecting a camera.
I take a camera with me to record events: hero shots, photographic evidence of those trophies, or to record landmarks to remember a hole or access point. Trout live in beautiful [...]

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Fly Fishing on the Pony Express

June 11th, 2008 · No Comments

We took a family weekend at Lake Tahoe. Who would have thought we would have snow during Memorial Day weekend in California?
I was able to get away for one day to fish. The West Fork of the Carson river flows through a beautiful valley, called Hope valley. Other nearby valleys are called Faith and Charity.
The [...]

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iPod as Fly-fishing tool

June 8th, 2008 · 9 Comments

I received an iPod Touch for Christmas this year. I love it. Apple really got this one right. I can take my entire music collection with me, easily listen to podcasts, and watch videos.
Its also makes for a pretty good addition to my collection of fly fishing gadgets. Here are several ways that my iPod [...]

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