Ever dream of hopping into a float plane to access some of the most renowned and remote trout and salmon waters in the world? You’re not alone. In fact, aside from being situated on the banks of one of Alaska’s most prolific trout rivers, that’s a huge part of our program at Rapids Camp Lodge. […]
Thomas & Thomas has announced Brandon Prince has joined the company as a Manufacturer’s Sales Representative. “As an individual, we know he represents all the values we value as a company,” says T&T owner Neville Orsmond. Read more in the … more ?
Keepemwet Fishing has announced the welcome of two new members to their Fishing Ambassador team: Photographer and writer Jess McGlothlin, and and filmmaker Jako Lucas. Read more in the press release below. Keepemwet Fishing Grows Team New Additions Include Photographer … more ?
“It’s really just a regular old WD-40 but with a split wing case and an emergent wing,” says Tim Flagler of this week’s featured pattern, which he calls the WD-40 Plus. Notes Flagler: “A single CDC puff is used to form …
Tyler Coleman writes about participating in the Utah Cutthroat Slam, where anglers aim to catch the state’s four native subspecies of cutthroat in their historic range. “As this fish entered my net, the feelings of accomplishment and appreciation were overtaking,” … more ?
In case you weren’t aware, our good friends from OPST have been pumping out some pretty high-quality instructional spey casting videos of late. In their latest videos, Deneki alum, Trevor Covich, gives the finer points of one of the most versatile skagit-style spey casts – The Perry Poke. They’ve even broke the ‘poke’ down into […]
For better or worse guiding and drinking go hand in hand. In this essay, Callan Wink writes about the guiding life and all the pitfalls therein. “Eventually, after their trip, all the clients go home, back to their lives in … more ?
From materials and patterns to tools and technique, Spencer Durrant outlines how to get started tying flies over the winter months. “Fewer fishing opportunities means less temptation to leave the tying bench for “just a few hours” on the river,” … more ?
This short video from Orvis highlights the development and award-winning capabilities of the Helios 3 Fly Rod.
We love fly fishing for trout. However, targeting trout in Alaska is a bit different than targeting trout in other parts of the world. A high abundance of food within a short growing season makes them more opportunistic than most, allowing us to target them with a bunch of different techniques, some of our favorites […]
In the third episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series, Simon Gawesworth demonstrates “How To Make a Roll Cast,” covering the three most important things to learn as well as ideal lines for beginners. Punctuated with great photos, … more ?
Colin McKeown writes about the “Crown Jewels of the North,” the wild brook trout of Algoma, in this article in The New Fly Fisher. From habitat and time of year to gear and guides, read more about them here. Tom … more ?
Far Bank has announced the appointment of Marc Bale as Vice President of Sales. “Given Marc’s track record with our company, we are sure he will lead Far Bank sales to great heights in his new role,” says Larry Barrett, … more ?
The Vikings kicked a field goal to go ahead in the game 23-21, but I was not a happy camper. Too much time left on the clock for Drew Brees to drive into field goal range. I thought maybe we had dem Saints on 4th and 10, but Brees made the play; Saints first down in field goal range. Show More Summary
In 2016, our friends over at the Bonefish and Tarpon trust partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute to create the Bonefish Restoration Research Project (BRRP). The BRRP’s primary goal is to pioneer a method for spawning and rearing bonefish and tarpon in captivity as a means […]
The Trump administration has announced it will open most offshore waters for drilling and anglers should be concerned, writes Monte Burke. “It’s now time to sit up and pay attention now. Sign petitions. Call your local Congressmen and women. Stand … more ?
Being able to present the fly quickly and effectively on the back cast is one of the most important casts to know on the flats. Presenting the fly well on your back cast enables you to cast safely when the wind is on your right shoulder (or left shoulder for you leftys), as well as cast to fish on either side […]
Spring is just around the corner, and in this post from Mark McGlothlin learn what weather forecasts could mean for spring fishing in the West. Read “Spring Hatch Planning” via Chi Wulff. From changes in weather to which flies work … more ?
This film “explores the stories of five unlikely friends who share the same love of fly fishing and the outdoors and their choice to lead a life according to their passions.”
Fishing unfamiliar waters can be puzzling. In this recent article Phil Rowley outlines tactics for success on new waters. “Before leaving the driveway, much of the groundwork for success should be in place. Investing the time to plan and prepare pays … more ?