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Spencer Durrant

Spencer Durrant is a fly fishing writer, guide, bamboo rod builder, and novelist from Utah. He’s the news editor for MidCurrent and a regular contributor for Hatch Magazine. Connect with him on Instagram/Twitter, @Spencer_Durrant.

Author Articles

New Gear: Sea Run Luxury Fly Fishing Cases

I'm a lucky man, in that I get to travel frequently to go fly fishing. I make a yearly trip to Alaska and spend dozens of sleep-deprived hours driving from one remote trout stream to another, crisscrossing the American West. At the end of a summer—or any time of the year, actually—my truck is an absolute mess. From fast-food bags to discarded tippet...

Gear Review: Douglas Sky G 8'6" 4wt

Since I first fished it a year or so ago, the Douglas Sky G 9' 5wt has become my favorite new 5wt rod. It's light, it's powerful, it's delicate enough to handle tiny flies and tippet - it just does it all. So, when Douglas announced they were finally expanding the Sky G lineup to include an 8'6" 4wt, I just had to get my hands on it. I was born and raised...

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

by Spencer Durrant 2020 HAS BEEN, if nothing else, memorable.  For one, I know I and countless others have had more time to go fishing, and more time to spend with family. Yet somehow this year is almost over, and the holidays are right around the corner. Whether you're shopping for yourself or you need something for a significant other, you've come to the...

New Gear: The "Vesper" Fly Rod by Moonshine

The Vesper is the newest series of fly rods from Moonshine Rods. Available in weights 3-10 and both fresh and saltwater models, the Vesper is positioned as the boutique rod builder's marquee product. This is the first rod from Moonshine that I've had the opportunity to review, although I frequently see their "Midnight Special" rods highlighted on Instagram...

How to Roll Cast | Fly Fishing 101

How Do I Roll Cast? Learning how to roll cast is often one of the first lessons for a beginning fly angler. It's a casting technique that anglers of all skill levels use on a routine basis. Even though it's easy to learn, the roll cast works in a variety of situations. Whether you need to avoid branches or snags on your back cast, or you're looking to land...