5 Tips to Prepare for a Fly-Fishing Trip Out West

Written by: Dave Brown, Dave Brown Outfitters


When it’s time to cast to that fish of a lifetime, make sure you’re prepared.
Photos by Dave Brown

I love talking with clients during booking season.They are stoked about planning a trip, and so am I.The conversation often starts off about time frames, rivers, and lodging, of course, and we. . .

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Glo Bugs, Tunafish Sandwiches, and Other Inert Materials

High noon on the Bighorn. The August sun was blazing down from a cloudless Montana sky. By midday, the pale-morning-dun hatch had petered out, so Andy and I pulled our drift boat against the bank and tossed the anchor up into the grass. I sat in . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Light Cahill Wet Fly

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows us how he creates a great early-summer wet fly. Traditional wet flies don’t get a lot of press, but they can be deadly when the fish aren’t feeding on the surface. Tim . . .

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Follow Our Adventure at Hawk Lake Lodge This Week

Regular readers of this blog know that I like to take one big trip each summer with my buddy/photographer, Sandy Hays. This week, we’re heading north to visit my friend Ted Putnam at Hawk Lake Lodge, the 2019 Orvis International Destination of . . .

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Video Pro Tips: 4 Flies That Will Work Anywhere

Many fly fishers carry around way more flies than they’ll ever need for a single trip, and there’s always interest in ways to lighten the load. If you had a few flies that you could always count on, you wouldn’t have to pack so many boxes, right?

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns II

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. Two weeks ago, Tim discussed what kinds of hair generally works best, and here he gets even more specific, discussing hair length, alignment, tips, and color banding. To see . . .

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Top 10 Tips for Traveling With Your Dog by Car

Whether you’re road tripping for the weekend or journeying cross country with your dog, these top 10 tips for traveling with your dog will help you prep for four-wheeled adventures with your four-legged friend.1. Identification: Make sure he is microchipped and/or has a collar with contact information in case he gets loose in an unfamiliar place. Also consider bringing along a photo…

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