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Will an expensive fly rod catch more trout?

Out with the old and in with the new. We hope all of our readers had good holidays and are ready to take on a new year. This is our first blog of 2023, and we look forward to bringing you interesting stories, videos, fly tying patterns, and sharing our travels and photographs.

We really love to hear from our readers and hope that you'll let us know if there is a fishing technique, a destination, fly pattern, tying question, camera question or anything that is puzzling you that we might be able to help with, and at the same time to share with all of our readers.

Will An Expensive Fly Rod Catch You More Trout?

It's a good question and one that we hear often. Domenick Swentosky gives us a perfectly honest, unbiased answer to the question. It's not slanted one way or the other, but makes points that are worth reading and considering.

In the story Domenick says, “Good anglers catch more trout. So let's get that out of the way. There is no substitute for your desire to work hard and solve the daily river puzzles. Put in your time, put out some great presentations, and trout will eat the fly – the price tag on your rod doesn't matter. Wait. That last part .....

Meet Our Team

Some of you already know Susie, but for those who don't – meet Susie. If you call about a fly order or to make a reservation for guiding or a lesson, or just about anything else that we do here, there's a good chance that you'll talk to Susie. She's here looking after things when we're traveling and keeps us organized and neat. Susie's been with us for about 6 years and we count on her a lot!

Matt Grobert Ties the Smoke Jumper

A lot of us in the northern parts of our country are settling into winter and fly tying. A pattern that we hear a lot about, both locally and in our travels, is the Smoke Jumper. The invention of Mike Hoiness of Yellowstone Fly Goods, MT, it's an emerger pattern and imitates a mayfly or caddisfly.

We are eternally grateful for you, our readers, and will do our best to deliver an interesting blog each week. Happy New Year and thank you.

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