Calling All Fly Tiers

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Think you’re a great fly designer? Want the opportunity to see your flies sold in fly shops all over the country?
Spirit River (in conjunction with Fly Rod & Reel) is putting out a casting call to ambitious tiers. This is your chance to become the next Spirit River Contract Tier.

An Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
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I’M FASCINATED BY SCULPTURE, particularly when it’s constructed in a medium in which I have little working experience. So it’s no wonder that I’m intrigued by the whimsical and expressive fish studies of sculptor Joel Nelson.

Personal History

  • By: Matt Harris
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FROM THE RUGGED FREESTONES THAT SPLASH down Quebec's Chic-Choc Mountains, to the wild brawling torrents of the Russian tundra, most salmon streams have a quality that defies you not to fall just a little in love with them.

Spirits Rise

  • By: Tom Keer
  • Photography by: Emily Lilienthal
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j It comes as no surprise

New Media

  • By: Will Rice
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p>Geofish Mexico Vol. 1

2013; Motiv Fishing

www.motivfishing.com

Running time: 1:42:00; $19.99

Health & Safety

  • By: Michael Gracie
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Drinking water and hydration supplements means you’ll spend more time casting.

Personal History

  • By: Seth Norman
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True to Type

Should you judge a fly caster by his cover?

Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
  • Illustrations by: Rick Harrington
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His landscapes, particularly those with reflected light, create in me the sensation of remembering a dream from which I’ve just awoken. Only the visceral, most essential elements remain, and the extraneous details, which often clutter and confuse, retreat with the dawn. What remains is an impression of the dream, and a record of the memory.

Short Casts

  • By: Adrienne Comeau
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Intruders for Steel Tying creativity for its own sake. jThe first time I fly-fished FOR STEELHEAD WAS on a warm February day on a small stream just outside Vancouver, British Columbia. Although I was happy just to have a cast turn over and to shoot some line, my fishing buddy landed two hot, chrome, wild winter fish.

Short Casts

  • By: Nadia White
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The cinnamon sow flipped rocks with a laconic, long-clawed paw, moving slowly through her options like a teenage boy vaguely disappointed with the contents of the refrigerator. Her year-old cub wandered in her path, picking up leftovers.