There are some flies that, upon first blush, make you wonder aloud as you pick through the offerings at the fly shop
Over the weekend I spent a total of 12 hours fishing. I landed two fish to show for it. It was nonetheless supremely satisfying. And no, I wasn’t fishing for steelhead. About 100 miles north of Lake Tahoe a lovely reservoir lies resplendent, framed by ponderosa pines, Douglas fir and the southern terminus of the … Read more
As the name implies, the Dry Creek Z isn’t just water resistant. It’s waterproof. And, the pack itself, before you put anything in it, is virtually weightless. In fact, your first impression when you open the box might just be, “Is this it?”
Using dubbing to craft fly bodies and collars shouldn’t be that difficult, regardless of the material you use in the process. But, for those new to the craft, dubbing can often give them fits at the vise
With a few real exceptions, juvenile smolts in Idaho rear in some of the West’s best habitat, but on their way to the Pacific Ocean they must traverse eight dams, including four on the lower Snake River.
The new RIO SlickCast fly line is billed as the slickest line ever crafted
Here in the West, the Green Drake is the harbinger of summer. Dependably, our largest mayfly shows up within a few days of the summer solstice, give or take a few days, and, if we happen to get some rain, this hatch can last for weeks
“It’s hard to hear him deny he has a family of his own, so I distract him away from that talk by sharing stories of fishing. I tell him about the adventures Owen and I are having and I reflect on memories he and I created together over the years. Occasionally I can tell he remembers one of the stories, but I know he enjoys hearing them either way.”
This week, TU President and CEO Chris Wood joined three other panelists and helped lead a discussion on the perils presented by the proposed Pebble Mine to the salmon and trout fisheries of southwest Alaska.
ConservAmerica, a “right-of-center” organization that advocates for market-based solutions to environmental challenges, hosted the discussion.
We’ve all been there. Wading in our favorite local haunt, soaking in the beauty of our surroundings when suddenly we catch a glimpse of something that ruins the whole day. Trash