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Classic salmon fly by Spencer Seim tied using traditional methods and materials. Spencer has been guiding for the Solitary Angler for the last 9 years. For the last 3 years, he has been focusing his tying energy mainly on classic patterns from the days of old.  Many of these patterns were highly coveted by Scottish anglers back in the late 1800’s.  The tying process can be very complex, sometimes taking 8-10 hours per fly.  A framed salmon fly is the perfect gift for the angler who has everything.  For more info on Spencer’s salmon flies, go to

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Hey everybody, just a quick note to let you know I’m featured in the Friday November 26 Santa Fe New Mexican in a story about fishing northern New Mexico this time of year. We fish all year long here in the Taos area, but there’s a special place in our hearts for these late fall days of spectacular weather, big beautiful browns, and our trademark: Superior Flyfishing without the Crowds. Here’s a link to the article on line: ‘Fishing bum’ talks benefits of fall angling You can also pick up a copy at your local New Mexican vendor. Let’s go fishing! Tight Lines, Van

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