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  • January 31, 2013

    Gear Review: Motorola Talkabout MS355R Radios

    By Kirk Deeter

    Two-way radios are a great way to stay in touch when fishing. I've been using them more and more recently—part of that is safety-related. I typically like to work my own stretch of river, but I like to have buddies around. If somebody takes a fall, the others can help. And then there are simple advantages like, "I left my spool of 5X in the truck, mind if I walk down and borrow some of yours?" or "Hey, the blue-winged olives are starting to hatch up here, keep your eyes peeled." 

  • January 29, 2013

    Judge's Poem About Colorado River Morphed Into Rap Song

    By Tim Romano

    My friend over at Western Resource Advocates, whose mission "is to protect the West’s land, air, and water," sent me a rap song performed by Jorge Figueroa, one of their water policy analysts. With beats by Tristan Giallani, the rap utilizes a poem written by Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs about the Colorado River and its in-stream flow law.

  • January 28, 2013

    Fly Fishing Books:  Some Worth Reading Twice (Or More)

    By Kirk Deeter

    One of my favorite quotes came from English literary critic Cyril Connolly, who said: "Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once."  

    That thought has shaped a lot of my own writing (and reading) efforts.  So it gives me great pleasure to know that one "See This, Do That" post on Fly Talk  can sink in with such profound effect that it (literally) can make you a better angler within the few minutes it takes you to read it online. In all seriousness, however, I've fallen into a recent pattern of re-reading some of my favorite fly-fishing books. That's not to say that there aren't plenty of new works out there worth checking out. But I'm finding that some of the books that got me going in the first place are even more profound and interesting the second (or third... or fourth) time around, especially now that I have many more river miles under my belt.

  • January 25, 2013

    Fly Fishing Film Tour 2013 Coming to a City Near You

    By Tim Romano

    While some of us have the luxury of being able to fish like we always do during this time of the year, most of our fisheries are shut down, frozen over, or simply too slow to make a day worth while.

    My friends over at Fly Fishing Film Tour will kick off their season right here in Denver this Saturday. I do believe both shows tomorrow are sold out, but the show will head out on the road and run through May to a multitude of cities all over the country; big and small—almost 100 cities in all. So do yourself a favor, check the schedule, buy some tickets, and head on out for an evening of fish porn and tall tales on the big screen.

  • January 24, 2013

    If You Could Fish With Anyone, Past or Present, Who Would It Be?

    By Kirk Deeter

    For starters, I have to admit that I'm stealing this idea from my friend Brennan Sang, who posed that question on Facebook a few days ago, prompting a string of responses I find very interesting. 

    I wanted to throw it out there for the Fly Talk nation, because fishing, to me, is as much about the people with whom you share the experience as it is about the fish themselves. It strikes me that so many people respond to this question by saying that they'd like to fish one more time with a family member or friend who has passed away. I feel the same way.

  • January 22, 2013

    Romano Print Caption Contest Winner Announced

    By Tim Romano

    Folks, we have a winner! There were a number of hilarious entries to last week's caption contest, some of which I've posted below for everyone's enjoyment.

    The winner is jvf, who wrote: "Caught a nice buzz, not a record, but nice one." 

  • January 18, 2013

    Fly Fishing for Trout at Night Using Artificial Light

    By Tim Romano

    The fine gentlemen over at Gink and Gasoline brought up an interesting topic the other day in regards to using lights when fly fishing for trout at night. While many saltwater anglers have known about the benefits of lights for years—utilizing docks, jetties, highway overpasses, etc. to create fishing hotspots—trout anglers to my knowledge don't seem to use this tactic very often. 

  • January 17, 2013

    Come Hang Out With Me At The International Sportsmen's Expo

    By Kirk Deeter

    For those of you who live in the greater Denver area, if you're looking for something to do this weekend that's fishy, but not cold, consider swinging by the International Sportsmen's Exposition at the Colorado Convention Center. As has been the case for the past few years, I will be hosting the Fly Fishing Theater. Only this time, I am just back (late last night) from a wild adventure to Argentina, and I will have stories to share at the show before you start reading them here.

  • January 16, 2013

    Find Your Next Fly Fishing Guide with this Website

    By Tim Romano

    Finding a good fishing guide can be a daunting task sometimes, especially if you're going to an unfamiliar area.

    Here is a website to check out if you're someone who travels to fish, made that a potential New Year's Resolution, or just weary of Google searches: The Fly Fishing Guide Directory.

  • January 14, 2013

    Write Best Caption, Win Photographic Print

    By Tim Romano

    Many of you are familiar with our caption contests. Winners typically receive a rod, reel, or pair of waders—something to that extent… 

    The prize is going to be a bit different this week. We'll be giving away one of my limited edition photographic prints.

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