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From ice out until late spring, pike are in the shallows and ready to hit a fly. Here in the Lower 48, it's prime time for pike. From ice out until lakes "turn over" in the late spring, pike can be found cruising the shallows of lakes and in the froggy water of rivers in search of an easy meal, and [ READ MORE... ]
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Jason Dyer working on his casting while on a fishing trip in Canada. Agustina Boitano Davidson photo By Jason Dyer I grew up on the East Coast and fished a lot of small streams and deep hidden ponds in the White Mountains during my adolescent years. I did do a fair amount of surf casting, but it [ READ MORE... ]
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The first time I saw the Eel River flowing under the remote redwood forest along Humboldt County's Avenue of the Giants, I saw a dirty, blown-out river that the locals swore to me was home to massive steelhead. I lived in the small city of Eureka for a couple of years in the late 90s, and I never [ READ MORE... ]
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Tom Doxey caught this Yellowstone cutthroat in northwestern Utah to complete his Utah Cutthroat Slam. Courtesy photo. By Tom Doxey My quest for the Utah Cutthroat Slam began in April 2016 when the program was introduced at the Wasatch Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo.  I was lucky enough to be the [ READ MORE... ]
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By Walt Gasson Like any great company, Trout Scapes River Restoration, LLC is about great people. Brian Cowden is one of those great people. Brian comes to Trout Scapes after being the VP of Sales and Marketing for a Montana based river restoration firm. Prior to that role, Brian worked at Trout [ READ MORE... ]
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Fishing for steelhead at the mouth of the Carmel River in the 1960s. By Sam Davidson For most of the past year we have been living next to a river. This has changed the way I think about streams, and fishing. Every angler knows that rivers are dynamic (where they are not dammed, anyway). That is [ READ MORE... ]
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up·cy·cle (əpˌsīkəl), verb 1. reuse discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. By Walt Gasson Let’s assume for a moment that you fish. Pretty safe assumption, if you’re reading this. Then let’s assume that you fish from a drift [ READ MORE... ]
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Soda Creek, tributary to the upper Eel River. Large wood structure project directed by TU's North Coast Coho Project.   The Eel River is the beating heart of California’s “Lost Coast,” a swath of rugged country famous for its steelhead and salmon streams. Historically, the Eel was the third largest [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the highest forms of praise for any of us in the fly fishing world is to be recognized by the best for being the best.  Our peers know excellence because they provide excellence. That’s why I was so happy when Madison Valley Ranch was recognized by Orvis at the 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo credit: Pat Newell) For those of us who live here, it’s an inconvenient truth: Wyoming’s economy is prone to boom and bust cycles. It’s a great place to live, a perfect place to raise a family and an awesome place to fish. But the fact is that Wyoming rides the energy wave. Most recently, we [ READ MORE... ]
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