David Tucker, Fishing

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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 1:17pm David Tucker

Simplifying fly-fishing gear.

At O/B, we never shy away from decrying the overly outfitted fly fisherman. That's not to say that gear isn't important, and that you don't need a lot of it to trick a fish into taking a bite. But do you really need all of it, especially when you're starting out? The answer is simple: no. There are a few things you can't live without, however, and we're here to ID what those things are.

Fly Fishing Yellowstone, Redington Fly fishing

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:18pm David Tucker

Fishing advice for beginners, part I.

Learning to fly fish in Montana is as intimidating as asking a girl to dance at your 6th-grade mixer. Most likely, at first pass, you’ll be met with shame, embarrassment, and even bodily injury. But there’s also the possibility, however remote, of success. That slim margin for success is what brought me to a mountain stream on a recent June day to try my hand at the most Montanan of outdoor pursuits: tricking a fish into eating a fake bug. Here’s what I learned.

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