Dan Gigone

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Livingston Montana Fly Fishing Shop

Guided Fishing Trips<p>If you’re looking for the ultimate Montana fly fishing experience, then you should hire one of our guides. Whether you want to …

10. How To Fish a Streamer From the Bank

06 How To Fish a Streamer from a Boat

Classic Pro Tips: How to Catch Trout in Winter

The very first winter trout I ever caught came from the Musconetcong River in Hackettstown, New Jersey, more than 20 years ago. I didn’t really …

Cutthroat 101

Cutthroat trout are prominent feature of the Western fly fishing world. They’re the subject of massive conservation efforts, with restoration work …

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5 Reasons People Don’t Catch As Many Trout As They Should

By Kyle Wilkenson These 5 bad habits will keep you from catching the fish you deserve. Whether I’m guiding or working in the shop, one thing rings …

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Women Are Here To Fish

By Justin Pickett I read a post on social media the other day that got me feeling all kinds of frustrated. I literally wanted to pull my hair out …

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Streamers Aren’t Just For Big Water

FLY FISHING TO PICKY EDUCATED TROUT THAT GET POUNDED DAILY BY FLY ANGLERS, CAN GET MANY OF US FLUSTERED AT TIMES. It's easy to find ourselves …

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Saturday Shoutout / Ethics of the Spawn

Fall is the time when dreams of catching trophy brown trout come true. Brown trout are fall spawners. They become increasingly aggressive and easier …

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Seeing lack of women in fly fishing, Colorado group responds

COLORADO SPRINGS — From Skaguay Reservoir, the women with fly rods hike about 2 miles through the valley, following upstream to find their very own …

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How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

Does this look familiar? Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I'm pretty good at untangling …

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How To Mend

In this episode of RIO's "How To" series, RIO marketing coordinator Russ Miller explains how to "mend" a line when fishing a river. Mending is a …

5 Tips For Late Summer Fishing In Yellowstone Park

Late summer is one of the most popular times to visit and fish in Yellowstone Park. According to the Park Service, August accounts for almost 25% of …

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Keeping a Buffer Between You and the Fish

MOST FLY ANGLERS WOULD AGREE THAT SUCCESS IN FLY FISHING IS OFTEN DETERMINED BY HOW WELL THEY CAN STAY OUT OF SIGHT FROM THE ASTUTE FISH THEIR TRYING …

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Don't Forget about Ants on the Yellowstone River!

Hoppers are the terrestrials that get most of the press these days. And to be sure, the trout on the Yellowstone River continue to eat a boatload …

Enter Our "Rudie Can't Fail" Photo Contest!

Enter our “Rudie Can’t Fail” photo contest! Enter early and often!<p>First, the basics. Submit a photo of a fish that you caught on a Rude Trude. It’s …

The Rude Trude - Story of a Lousy Trout Fly

Update: The “Rudie Can’t Fail” photo contest details and rules are now posted! Read about the Rude Trude below, then click here to learn how you …

How To Fish A Streamer From The Bank

The 10th episode of RIO's "How To" series, is presented by RIO ambassador Russ Miller. In this episode, Russ shows numerous ways to fish a streamer …

Fishing Streamers Is Still All About Presentation

STREAMER JUNKIES, AND I INCLUDE MYSELF, GET A BAD RAP FROM THE DRY FLY CROWD. In some places they even go so far as to call them lures, rather than …

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Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia | Reuters

(In this July 31 story, corrects paragraph 17 to show ambassador said local staff need to have served 15 years to be eligible to apply for special visas)<p>By Maria Tsvetkova and Jack Stubbs<p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin has ordered the United States to cut about 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in …

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Don’t Ride the Brakes During Your Fly Casting

Are you finding that you're lacking distance and falling short of your target with your fly casting? Is your power and line speed insufficient? If …

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Felt Sole Ban Considered for Yellowstone National Park

I just received notice that the National Park Service is considering a ban on felt-soled wading boots for Yellowstone National Park, beginning in …

Book Review: "Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West"

“The creation of Planet Trout is, by many accounts, a great success story, and by many other accounts, an unmitigated ecological disaster. And it …

Saturday Shoutout / Simon Says Streamers

Here’s an excellent streamer tutorial from Simon Gawesworth.<p>This video, part of RIO’s “How To” series, features two of my favorite people. Simon …

This will change the way you fly fish pressured waters.

Fly fishing today has anglers targeting an array of species in pretty much every fishable location on the planet.<p>Generally speaking, due to the rise …

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Pro Tips: How to Ensure a Safe Float Trip During the High Water of Spring

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.<p>A couple years ago, toward the end of March, I watched as three guys in a 14-foot raft floated by me, …

Strike Indicators, What Matters to Me

DO STRIKE INDICATORS SPOOK FISH? There is a lot of debate over whether strike indicators spook fish. I'm not going to beat around the bush on this …

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The best flies for winter fly fishing

Five simple yet vital patterns<p><b>By Patrick Straub</b> <i>EBS Fishing Columnist</i><p>We are in the heart of winter. Snow covers most of the ground, the skiing is …

How To Fish A Mouse Pattern: Video

There’s no more exciting way to catch trout than on a mouse pattern. Mousing is exciting and incredibly visual. The only thing cooler than watching a …

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