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Frying Pan River, Colorado – August 11, 2009

Dad and I fished the Pan on Tuesday and Wednesday and had some great topwater action! (Actually, we drove out to Denver to visit my sister but of course had to make the “short” 3-hour jaunt to metro-Basalt:) When we arrived we got three different reports on the green drakes – one guy at Taylor

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Puerto Rico – August 11, 2009

Our buddy Matt Bruton just got back from Puerto Rico, and he sent us this pic and report.On the south west end of the island there are some huge, expansive flats that back up into some mangrove bays. I hired a guide one day and told him I would like to try to catch a

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Seychelles – April 13, 2009

posted in Saltwater on Mon, April 13, 2009BonefishGiant TrevallyMilkfishYellowfin TrevallyPicasso TriggerfishBluefin TrevallyMore to come…

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Ascension Bay, Mexico – February 15, 2009

The only downside of catching a permit at Playa Blanca.And no, it does not taste like chicken.

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Alaska Wilderness Safari Hosted Trip September 9-16, 2006

Matt with the first of many silver salmon caught during our week at the Alaska Wilderness Safari Camp! This past September, McLellan’s Fly Shop hosted a trip to one of the most remote costal silver salmon camps in all of Alaska, and the trip was a huge success. By the end of the first full

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Ozark Smallmouth: Spring 2006 Review

by Todd Moncrief and Michael & Theresa McLellan After the long, ugly drought, we finally got some good flows on the local rivers. We even found water big enough for the drift boat. It doesn’t get much better than bassin’ from the Clacka! Spring ’06 also saw the debut of the new Keen Wading Shoe

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Andros Island Photo Essay

Andros Town Airport. Ricardo and John headed to the flats! Another nice bonefish caught in the Behring Point Area. Honore hooked-up and losing line in a hurry! Big Charlie and Honore on the flats in Andros! The accomodations at Mount Pleasant. We ate lots of conch–conch fritters, conch chowder, fried conch…. The starfish really stood

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Crazy Dad

by Todd Moncrief The Crazy Dad is our most popular (read: best-selling) smallmouth fly and one of the most requested patterns for impromptu tying tutorials at the shop, so it’s only natural that it debuts what will hopefully be a regular series of online tutorials. What makes the Crazy Dad such a great fly? It’s

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The Gummy Minnow

By Steven Dally Gummy Minnow Patterns, tied by Blane Chocklett A wise person once said they never knew of anyone winning a political argument by talking about it. And so it goes with the debate over “is it a fly”. It’s pretty hard to change people’s opinions. To some the Clouser Minnow is just a

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Errant Hooks

By Steven Dally Fly-casting, in the hands of a master, is a thing of beauty and grace. It is a balancing act of power, elegance, timing that can land a scrap of fur and feather with a delicacy of a living thing, or send something the size of a baby gull into the teeth of

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