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  • Boats

    Using hand signals to communicate on the river

    If you boat and fish long enough, at some point you'll run into an emergency situation on the river. Most of the time you can't hear very well due to thousands of cubic feet of water rushing by and many times you'll be separated by large distances or dangerous obstacles. That's why knowing at least…

  • Trout Talk

    Early snow isn’t a deal-breaker

    I dread mornings like this every year. Sometimes it holds off for a few more weeks, or even a month or longer. But this year, winter showed up early. As I type this, it's snowing. And not just a little snow. We have a good 10 inches of heavy, wet snow in the yard —…

  • Fishing

    Slamming at 67

    “She had crawled half-way over a log that much larger than she was when she spotted a Bonnie in a small pool on the other side of the log,” he recalled. “Not wanting to scare it away, she laid down on the log and pushed her rod slowly in front of her. Before she could get the fly where she really wanted it, another trout rose and took it.”

    Beth Lynn Dishman fishes for a Colorado River cutthroat trout to complete one of her seven Utah Cutthroat Slams. Paul Dishman photo. Fishing challenge for native cutthroat trout keeps Utah couple busy and close Beth Lynn Dishman thought her fishing days were over. It had been years, even decades, since she last held a fly…

  • Fishing

    Taking the extra step in Montana

    “Oh my god, oh my god,” the woman screamed. Our walk became a run. With her partner out of earshot, I noticed she did not have a net. By the looks of the bend in her rod, I decided she might need one. “You want a net?,” I asked. “PLEASE!,” the woman yelled, eyes never breaking from the water.

    Anna Hawkins from Minnesota releases a large Yellowstone cutthroat trout she landed on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park. Dan Ritz photo. The Western Trout Challenge is more than Yellowstones on the Yellowstone in Yellowstone  Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster…

  • Trout Talk

    The water we don’t fish

    I still slow down as the car crosses over a river or a stream, and instead of planning and executing an afternoon of fishing, I've found myself photographing covered bridges and watching wild brown trout fin in the current under the shadows of these New England staples

    I'm in northern Vermont at Jay Peak Resort, a sweet little year-round resort nestled up against the Canadian border. But I'm not fishing. And, honestly, I'm not sure why--I could have easily tucked a little 3-weight rod into my luggage, or even carried a rod onto the plane. Instead, on little day-trip drives around the…

  • Boats

    Quick tip: How to rehab an old rusty trailer

    One of the trailers was already prepped and ready to go while the other one was dirty and had surface rust covering most of it. We remove the wheels, I then hit the rusty one with a sander

    This tip came to me from newly found friend Cody Richardson. You may know Cody from his incredibly creative use of license plates to make customized fish art. Apparently he's a bit of a boat head too, and definitely knows his way around a shop. This past weekend, he made use of some fancy Sherwin-Williams…

  • Fishing

    Everything you wanted to know: Yellowstone cutthroat trout

    Yellowstone cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri) Species summary and Ssatus: The Yellowstone cutthroat trout occupies waters in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada.  Yellowstone cutthroat trout tend to be golden brown with relatively large, dark spots concentrated towards the tail. The fine-spotted cutthroat trout is another form of Yellowstone cutthroat trout, and as the name suggests,…