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  • By: Greg Thomas
  • Photography by: Greg Thomas
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If you fly-fish then you travel, if not literally, at least in your mind. In fact, dreaming is in a fly fisher’s DNA, our dark secret when seated at the office, trading our fishing time for money, looking deeply into the monitor, seeing nothing but water and waves and some sort of beast on the end of the line.

In Patagonia

  • By: Dave Karczynski
  • Photography by: Dave Karczynski

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There are two ways to get to Patagonia. The first route requires some long-term planning. First, you develop employable skills as a youngster, study something respectable in college, get a decent job and save your money.

Practical and Useful

  • By: Dave Hughes

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Naturals on top? Try wet flies rather than dries.


  • By: Zach Matthews
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Many outdoor product companies have a great origin story. Patagonia and The North Face (and eventually Black Diamond and ESPRIT) famously had their corporate nascence in a single 1968 climbing expedition to Mount Fitz Roy, on the Chilean/Argentine border.


  • Photography by: Jim Klug

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