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Caption Contest Winner Announced

We have a winner folks! As usual there were a ton of entries to last week’s caption contest. Some of my favorites are below, but I’m going to have to award the Spy Glasses to cTXn who wrote: "I call it a Cutty-Rain-Brown-Triploid-Parachute-Hopper-Dropper.”...Show More Summary

To Be Clear: A Longer Leader Catches More Trout

Three extra feet of leader/tippet is worth more than 30 extra feet of casting distance, in most trout fishing situations.   Let me explain that a little more, because it is the best tip I’ve picked up while in New Zealand. In clear...Show More Summary

Photos: Early-Season Trout Float

I played a little hooky this past Tuesday. It’s been remarkably warm here in Colorado for this time of year, and I needed to get my new boat wet. I had never floated the upper Colorado this early before and it seemed like a good thing to do. Show More Summary

The Last Cooler I'll Ever Need

I’ve owned Yeti products for a long while now and have always been amazed by their toughness and ability to hold ice for insanely long periods of time. After talking with the good folks there the other day about new product releasesShow More Summary

Last Dispatch from New Zealand: The Gear and Flies

No place on the planet more richly rewards a trout angler when he does everything perfectly--and more harshly penalizes him when he does not--than New Zealand.   It is, by far, my  favorite place to fish.     I wrapped up the last...Show More Summary

The Yakima River is Brown Town

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Kirk Werner hooks into something quite unexpected on Washington's Yakima River. LINK (via: Unaccomplished Angler)

Alaska Mini Gallery – Different Perspectives

We like grip and grins as much as the next guy, but we see a lot of them over the course of a season. That’s why we really like fish photos with a little bit different perspective. So, today we’re coming at you with a few interesting photos (none of which are typical hero shots) of […]

Video: Salmon Fly Madness

It’s only March, but it’s been awfully warm where I live and it seems more like late April or May. For me that means a couple things… Runoff, high-water boating, somewhat iffy fishing conditions and thinking about the first big hatch of the year. Show More Summary

Why I Use White Wool Strike Indicators

I don't know how many words you really need for this one.  This is a shot of a brown trout holding in a run. Those white blobs are all air bubbles.   I've done quite a bit of scuba diving in rivers with trout, as many of you know, and this image pretty fairly reflects what it looks like down there. Show More Summary

Esky Coolers Receive IGBC Approval

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Esky Series Cooler from Coleman has just passed stringent testing to achieve certification on the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee’s list of approved products. Read more in the press release below. Esky® Coolers Receive Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Approval From … more ?

Wild Steelhead Meets NASCAR

19 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Trout Unlimited announced today a special one race Sprint Cup sponsorship deal with the Penske Racing team. The one race primary sponsor agreement will see Cal Naughton Jr's number 22 Dodge sporting a special paint job featuring theShow More Summary

EPA Announces New Initiative To Conserve Whatever’s Left

19 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

WASHINGTON—In an effort to forestall the nation’s decline in biodiversity and ecological resources, representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an expansive new initiative Wednesday aimed at the conservation of whatever’s left. LINK

Photos: Texas Coast Redfish and Bass

The Texas coast holds a special place in my heart and I feel rejuvenated every time I visit. This past weekend was just one of those weekends and made even more special that we decided to hold the "bachelor party" of one of my good friends near the tiny commercial fishing hamlet of Seadrift, Texas. Show More Summary

Drift Boat Name Selected, the Float Trip Winner is...

I picked up my new Boulder Boat Works drift boat last week. It is indeed the ultimate floating chariot.  And now it has the perfect name. There were many, many great options to choose from. So many, in fact, you should check out the list and save some of these options for your own watercraft. Show More Summary

The Pan Am Games are Disturbing My Pike Fishing!

If you have seen the commercial for the 2015 Pan Am Games here in Toronto, then you’ve seen the paddlers and swimmers splashing around in Toronto Harbour, one of my favorite fishing spots in the city. If you haven’t seen the commercial, check it out below. It’s awesome! Get tickets for the Toronto Pan Am Continue reading

My struggle with diaphanous

While much of the struggle involves spelling the damn word correctly, the remainder of my frustration is having to refine the fly tying equivalent of, “less is more.” Fly tying being the art of “taming cowlicks”, wherein us tiers deploy spittle, cement, and thread to lash as much as possible onto the hook, and … Continue reading My struggle with diaphanous ?

10 Commonly Forgotten Items on Fishing Trips

We operate fishing lodges in some rather remote locations, pretty far removed from drug stores, big box stores, and fly shops. Therefore, we encourage our guests to bring along any non-fishing items that they feel would make their trip more enjoyable. Over the years we’ve noticed some common items that are needed by our guests during their trip. Most […]

Video Hatch: “80 TO 90 FT”

Commercial fishermen Ed and Cindi John discuss the impacts they see on fisheries from climate change in this short film from Jason B. Kohl and Nora Mandray.

Tippets: Fishing Icon Flip Pallot, White Wool Indicators

Flip Pallot is a genuine legend of fly fishing, and as Orlo Dietrich writes, “he is not just a fly fisherman, he is what a fly fisherman should be.” Read more of Dietrich’s piece on Pallot in a recent article … more ?

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