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ICONS: John Hazel

Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond in the 21st century. In this installment we visit with John Hazel in his shop, The Deschutes Angler in Maupin, OR, where he talks about his contributions to the sport, […]

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  • Icons: Simon Gawesworth
    Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond…
  • Episode 66 – David Bishop
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/11272357/episode-066 I got the chance to speak with David Bishop this week. Listen in as we discuss fishing at two-years-old, the beauty of casting, working…
  • The Last Salmon
    I sometimes feel as if Angler #1 (Dry Fly Guy) is perched on my left shoulder and Angler #2 (Bottom Ranger) sits on my right…
  • Terminal Thinking
    Terminal thinking seems especially prevalent as we contemplate the changes to our lives in a post-COVID-19 world. It’s a tough time to be a swinger…

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Trout Spey

  • The Platte River Spider
    "Life moves quickly and you never know which fishing trip will be the last with your buddy. Call them and make plans to get out…
  • On The Swing: Winter Midges
    Greg Pearson shares a day on the river swinging midges in search of wild trout.
  • The Orange Asher: a swung trout dry
    "During my tailgate meditation, I felt thankful to have spent time on the water with my dog and for the little orange fly that resulted…
  • Icons: Steve Bird
    In this installment of Icons, we visit with Steve Bird, Chief Information Officer of Trout Spey, caretaker of Steve's Eddy on the Shining Reach, and…

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