“The Truth about Fly Fishermen,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply casting to trout on a Western river.
Photo via williamgtapply.com

I arrived at my local trout stream just as the sun was dropping behind the trees. A pickup truck was parked in the pulloff. I stopped behind it, got out, and went to the bridge for a look. As I’d. . .

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“Bass-Bugging for Trout” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply fishes one of his beloved Montana spring creeks.
Photo via williamgtapply.com

“You guys up for something different?” said Aaron, our guide, as we loaded our gear into his truck for our evening trek. . . .

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“Only Yesterday” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply believed in keeping fishing memories alive.
Photo via sportsmanslegacy.com

Yesterday Sarah, my eight-year-old daughter, caught her first fly-rod trout. It was a wild, silvery little cutthroat, seven or eight inches long, and it flashed up from. . .

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