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Fishing

  • Boats

    Video: Five exercises to get you in shape for rowing season

    Then it hit me while working out yesterday, perhaps I should concentrate on some exercises that will help me prepare for not only some big rafting trips I have coming up, but the entire season.

    I snuck in my first float of the season two weeks ago. It was a solo affair on a section of the Colorado I know very well. Since then it has proceeded to snow or rain at least every other day in my neck of the woods and really put a damper on boating. I…

  • Boats

    A raft without air?

    How a small leak can mean big problems down the line in·flat·a·ble /inˈflādəb(ə)l/ Inflatable. Pretty simple to infer what it means, but by definition it’s the capability to be inflated with air. It also happens to be one of the most important components for any inflatable raft, kayak or paddle board. A couple weeks ago, after…

  • Video: A solid knot for attaching an anchor to a raft or drift boat

    Video: A solid knot for attaching an anchor for a raft or driftboat.

    I'm not (pun intended) sure I even know what exactly this specific knot in the video below is actually called. It seems to be a variation on the anchor bend. What I can tell you is that it works for connecting an anchor line to an anchor. Very well. Of course this is only if…

  • Trout Talk

    The Woolly Bugger … more than just a streamer

    A Woolly Bugger in the vise.

    The good, old Woolly Bugger is likely the first fly those new to fly tying craft at the vise, and I don’t know any anglers who don’t have ‘Buggers in their fly boxes. In fact, I know anglers who have entire boxes dedicated solely to the tried-and-true streamer. But the Woolly Bugger is so much…

  • Trout Talk

    Snake train your dog, for you and for them

    This is Maya. Maya is a 3-year-old pudelpointer, and she’s the best bird dog I’ve ever had in my life. I’ve had a handful because I enjoy hunting upland and waterfowl, probably as much as I enjoy fly fishing (shhhh… don’t tell the brass at TU I just said that).  No offense to Tess, Belle,…

  • Trout Talk

    What species is the ‘fish of your lifetime?’

    Brook trout might be the most stunning of all, but are they the 'fish of a lifetime?' All photos by Chris Hunt. I’ve spent a lifetime chasing trout along the spine of the continent. Save for about 10 of my 52 years, where I’ve lived elsewhere due to circumstance or obligation, my views have always…

  • Boats

    Video: Navigating a turn in a drift boat

    It’s one thing to float down a river in a drift boat or a raft while not fishing. There’s no doubt it takes skill and lots of practice to become masterful at it. But, it's completely different to row someone while fishing. I might even go out on a limb and say the best rowers…