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Greg Houska
Photographer: Greg Houska

Video Hatch: “A Smith River Story”

This short film from The North 40 Fly Shop features a float trip on Montana’s legendary Smith River.

Tippets: Fly Rod & Reel Angler of the Year, Casting on the Flats

Brian Chan, “British Columbia’s soft-spoken and affable stillwater magician,” has been announced as Fly Rod & Reel’s 2016 Angler of the Year. Read more about Chan in this profile by Dana Sturn. Based on his own experience as a beginner … more

How to Tie Ken’s Crystal Worm

Tim Flagler ties Ken Walrath’s Crystal Worm in this week’s featured tying video. “I think it’s the little bit of mottling and shimmer that together make this pattern look so lifelike,” notes Flagler.

Tippets: Communicating in the Backcountry, Shadows and Sunlight

Having a communication device in remote locations can save your life. From cell phones to emergency beacons, Joe Jackson outlines some of the best on the market in this recent article via Outside Online. We can’t always choose the optimal … more

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  • Sol Duc Spey Fly
    “Sol Duc Spey”

    The Sol Duc Spey fly, developed by schoolteacher Syd Glasso in the 1950s, added some entrepreneurial flair to the sensibility of Scottish steelehad flies.

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  • Greg French Fly Fishing Conservation Author
    Interview: Greg French, Author

    Interview: Greg French, author of "The Imperiled Cutthroat," talks to MidCurrent publisher Marshall Cutchin about conservation, the future of trout, and the importance of asking questions.