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By Joe Healy, Ted Leeson

Readers will detect the simplest, most unique, and so much historical flies released within the 30-year historical past of Fly Rod & Reel journal. The ebook is full of fly-tying assistance and fly-pattern designs immediately from Fly Rod & Reel, participants akin to Darrel Martin, A.K. top, Ted Leeson and so forth all make this vital or ideal reward for a fly tier of any ability point.

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And that this is the richest thing about our sport and its legacy . . " Wickstrom admires John's respect for the past. "He refuses ever to think that the ancients were in any way inferior in their angling technologies. " In Japan, there are people regarded as national treasures-artisans who devote themselves to perfection. John Betts is such a treasure. His mark on American angling is at once subtle and pervasive. John not only glories in angling history, but he enjoys sharing that knowledge and the peripheral minutiae of our sport.

Take a nap in the afternoon," Glen said. " Glen Blackwood operates Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company, a fine little fly shop near the Rogue River in Rockford, Michigan. We had met only a few minutes earlier, when I walked into Glen's shop for the first time . I had been in Michigan for less than 24 hours and my first order of business was locating a first-rate fly shop. I found what I was looking for at GLFFC. Shortly before 9:00 PM we left our cars in a vacant parking lot, crossed a bike trail and descended a steep, slippery slope to the Rogue.

An enormous rainbow appeared from nowhere and inhaled the fly with such sudden viciousness that it snapped the 5X tippet as though it were lOX. I tied on an identical pattern, tossed it onto the water and the same thing happened again! I hadn't made a cast, yet had lost two flies in as many minutes, and I was beginning to think it was either going to be a great day or I was going to be frustrated for most of it. I tied on my third and last Peacock & Black and carefully stripped off some line before casting.

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