Author Archives: Greg Thomas

Is Print Media Dying: American Angler Ends Print Edition, Focuses on Digital

If most print publications weren’t struggling right now, and hadn’t been for many years, with full-staffed mainstream titles included in the mix, I would say you could call me a print media killer. I used to work for a commercial … Continue reading

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Kelly Galloup’s Favorite Streamer Flies

The water is up this weekend and some rivers probably aren’t fishable at this time. Others will be on the marginal side, but may offer some opportunities to fish streamers. All you need is a foot or two of visibility … Continue reading

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Get Bent To The Cork Fly Fishing Newsletter #2

Just letting you know that the second edition of Bent To The Cork, the newsletter I put together for American Angler, is now available. Hustle over to AA.com to sign up for delivery to your inbox. In this month’s newsletter … Continue reading

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All Time 10 Best Fly-Fishing Nymphs for the Rocky Mountains

Opinions on the greatest nymphs of all time are as ubiquitous as the people who now fish them. In fact, over time nymphs have only gained popularity as anglers learn that trout conduct 90 percent of their feeding under the … Continue reading

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Best Montana Fly Fishing Trips—South Fork Flathead River

It’s time to start dreaming about the best summer fly fishing trips for 2020, and if we are limited to doing so within our state borders this year, I drew a good card—Montana offers a lifetime of fly-fishing adventure and … Continue reading

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Blow Up The Dams—Patagonia airs Dam Nation for Free on YouTube

As most of you know, dams are death to fish and it would be nice if we could get those barriers on Washington’s and Idaho’s Snake River out of the way. That would help to restore fish runs on the … Continue reading

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Get Bent To The Cork by American Angler, A Great Fly Fishing Newsletter

As most of you know I serve as American Angler’s editor in chief and put together six issues a year.  Currently I’m working on the July/August issue, which has a bunch of great stories, including one I’m writing about my … Continue reading

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Wild Dean River, British Columbia Steelhead: Why They’re Worth The Effort

Thought I would share this photo of a wild Dean River steelhead, as inspiration to get out over the weekend, where allowed, cast a line and find a little me time on the water. That’s what I did last summer, … Continue reading

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The Angler’s Tonic Archive: Clearwater Steelhead and Labrador “Sleep”

Note: This story occurred several years ago. The two main characters, Shadow and Moose, are long gone. I’m on night one of a five-day trip to Idaho’s Clearwater River, an attempt to land and release as many of those big, meaty … Continue reading

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Mouse in The House—Protecting Your Fly Tying Materials

I guess this is why you don’t leave your fly tying materials in the garage, mostly unprotected by a cardboard shoe box. I remember thinking I should bring that box out of the garage and into the house, but somewhere … Continue reading

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