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Winter Fly Selections for the Vail Valley

Winter Fly Selection for the Vail Valley Post and Pictures by Bob Streb   I feel less like a pack mule in the winter. I simply carry a lot less extras, sometimes even leaving the sling pack behind after jamming my “winter box” of flies in a jacket pocket. The need to carry every pattern …

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Getting Skinny on The Eagle River with Duane Redford

Get skinny…. In the Fly Fisher’s Playbooks (both editions), I discuss depth and speed in depth when it comes to nymphing.  Typically, you want the depth (distance from indicator to weight) to be around one and a half times the depth of water you’re fishing, and the speed to be half of the speed of …

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Duane Redford’s Mini Rig

I have been using the Mini Rig off and on, on guided trips for the last month. As we begin to see August around the corner, it will be my go to rig while chasing trout with clients. The Mini Rig is a way to attack fish from the top down. It’s simply a short …

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All the Knots You Need | Essential Freshwater Fly Fishing Rigging

The first time I taught the classroom portion of a two-day fly fishing class, I spent about an hour on rigs and knots.  That was about 35 minutes too long.  After teaching fifteen of them, I reduced that number to two: the surgeon’s and clinch.  Twenty minutes included practicing these knots three times.  If they …

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Midges – Tame to “Trashy”

Let your creative juices flow with these simple additions on a common thread midge There’s no debating the face that trout love the color blue, especially rainbow trout. Here on the Eagle River, head guide Bob Streb shows a few of his favorite variations for dressing up his “trashy” midges for Colorado fly fishing. Do …

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Spey Casting is Fly Casting | Basic & Forgotten Fundamentals

My goal in writing this blog and making the video (above) is to do so without mention of terms most people who would benefit from reading this wouldn’t understand. If I tried to explain a bunch of techniques in this article, it would significantly take-away from the main points I’m trying to emphasize. If you decide …

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