A Guide’s Top 10 Flies for the Southern Rockies


Juan Ramirez is a longtime guide and fly tier on Colorado’s Front Range
Photo via The Hopper Juan

Juan Ramirez grew up in northern New Mexico, fishing the small streams and creeks of the Sangre De Cristos. In 1997, he made the switch to fly fishing, and he has never looked back. Over the. . .

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Podcast: Bill & Tom’s Excellent Fly Lists



This week, I have been asked to narrow my fly selection to three nymphs, dry flies, emergers, and streamers with one hand tied behind my back because the guy who wrote the question said. . .

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Top 10 Patterns for Spring in Southwest Montana

Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop


Guide “Dirty” Mike Elliott shows off a sweet spring Madison River rainbow.
Photo courtesy The Tackle Shop

Spring in Southwest Montana can be special time. The rivers are awakening, and the fish are hungry for the first significant food of the year. Also, it is a great time to fish, as most of the. . .

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Classic Podcast: Upstream or Down?


In this episode we explore the topic of whether you should fish upstream or down, not only what direction you should move but also which way you present your fly. The podcast will tell you. . .

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Podcast: Our Leader on Leaders



This week, Tom interviews his boss, Orvis CEO Perk Perkins, about leaders. Don’t let the CEO title fool you; the guy knows his stuff. Also, Tom answers lots of your questions in the. . .

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