Author Archives: taylerwells

About taylerwells

fly fishing guide in california and alaska student pursuing a career in the DFW

Dam Removal as an Agent of Salmonid Recovery

  Abstract Wild salmon have a myriad of obstacles to overcome in order to spawn and facilitate their survival. One of the largest problems wild salmon are required to content with is that of dams and the conditions that dams … Continue reading

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Summary of the Season

I haven’t touched this thing in a while. It is far too easy to forget to spend the time to write and reflect as other things may be in the forefront of your mind. This fall was spectacular in the … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Graphite

Working at a fly shop in the midst of restructuring can be an interesting process. From ripping out carpet and destroying old furniture, to organizing thread, reels, fly rods and tying materials, there is always something to be done. Every … Continue reading

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The Anticipation

My bags are packed, the shopping is done, and I have been tying bugs for the past month in preparation. The 5wts are stacked in the corner with fresh lines, and the fly boxes are all full. The anticipation is … Continue reading

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Keeping it Local 4.0

Lately the game plan has been exploring new waters. Here in El Dorado County we are incredibly fortunate to have a massive amount of water. Most of it holds trout. Some of it holds big trout. Over the past few … Continue reading

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Keeping it Local

Over the past weekend I went to a new area of the 50-80 gap, and found some pretty cool things. Using the 1wt I found lots of willing small rainbows, as well as a few small browns. I hiked up … Continue reading

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Keeping it Local 3.0

Spent the last few days exploring the lower yuba river. This river can get you really excited. The fish are freaks for their strength compared to their size, and for the most part they are biters. Gotta love biters.

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