Mentors are one of the key factors to fly fishing, writes Scott Willoughby, yet at the same time, “it doesn’t happen to you if you aren’t actually out there, trying and erring, eventually succeeding.”
If you don’t carry Gorilla Tape in your pack, you might want to go grab a roll. Because as Will Sands of Taylor Creek Fly Shop demonstrates, you never know when you’ll need it.
If you live on the West coast, you might want to postpone that trip to Alaska and hang out in Washington state, says Pat Pattillo, assistant to the director of Washington State Fish and Wildlife. “I’m really upbeat from what we’ve seen in our early salmon fisheries.”