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Shipped Fly Rod & Reel’s winter issue to the printer. Always a big relief, meaning we got ‘er done and now can concentrate on the Spring issue. I like the feeling of a clean deck and all the possibilities. So, … Continue reading

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Buy and Read Pulp Fly Volume Three

Some of these authors you may have heard of, some not. But these are the contributors to Michael Gracie’s newest Pulp Fly offering, words on fly fishing from people who actually think beyond the catch—Erin Block; Alex Landeen; Pete McDonald; Miles Nolte; Tom Reed; Tom … Continue reading

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Best Books for Summer

Being fly fishers, I always think that many of you are avid readers, too. The two passions seem to share a symbiotic relationship. Certainly, all of you read guidebooks, or at least you did at one time, until you became … Continue reading

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Two Good Books Discounted Heavily

As you might surmise, I’m moving some product out of my way so I can actually find what I’m looking for every once in a while. I’ve got some boxes of two books that I wrote, one being first editions … Continue reading

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Fly Rod & Reel’s New Issue

Back from an extended trip to Seattle with my daughters. Ran around constantly with them, sometimes taking the Washington State Ferry here or there, sometimes running alongside them as they practiced their balance on new Razors, lots of time spent … Continue reading

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The Real Thomas & Thomas in Big Sky Journal

Wanted to let you know that the new issue of Big Sky Journal is on the newsstands and it contains yet another article that my father, artist Fred Thomas, and I, teamed up on. This one regards Missoula and the … Continue reading

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Topher Brown Collects More Awards for Atlantic Salmon Magic

Ok, so not everyone can own a book that comes with a price tag of a hundred bucks, but anyone who holds a fascination for Atlantic salmon ought to cough up the money for this one, if you haven’t already. … Continue reading

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One Bad-Ass Woman—Audrey Sutherland

So, again, this isn’t strict fly fishing, or angling in general, but this is interesting and I thought some of you might enjoy this interview and then, perhaps, by Audrey’s book, Paddling North, which details a kayak trip through some … Continue reading

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Dream Trip—Sailing Baja

I’ve always had an interest in sailing, but it always comes down to this: there are lots of things I would like to do and do well, but one life doesn’t allow enough time to all of those things, let … Continue reading

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The Five Best Fly Fishing Books of All Time

We could end up with a variety of answers here because everyone has their own opinions and interests, but I’m sure everybody will agree that Fly Fisher’s Guide to Montana, my first book, heads the class. Don’t bother buying the … Continue reading

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