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  • Boats Featured

    A boat trailer’s curse

    Some things aren’t meant to last a lifetime. It was a good run of nearly six years, but I think it’s time to part ways with an old friend. I’m not a superstitious person but this raft trailer is cursed. I’m sure of it, which is why I’ve chosen to cut it loose on the…

  • Boats Featured Fishing

    Video: tips for paddling a canoe on your own

    I can say the next time I get in a canoe solo I'll be much better prepared from these simple paddling tips they expertly explain here in this video.

    I will be the first to admit, canoes intimidate me. Especially paddling one solo. I'm a rower. I even row canoes if possible... The problem is canoes can go just about everywhere and are found on every type of water. They are a ubiquitous craft in the fishing and boating world. I can't tell you…

  • Trout Talk Featured

    The lost art of roll casting

    I wonder why we don’t pay more attention to roll casting. I can’t count the number of books written about perfecting loops and the overhead cast, but there’s a lot less on roll casting. This, despite the fact that when I’m actually fishing, I find myself rolling over false casting at about a 3-to-1 ratio……

  • Trout Talk Featured

    A good guide can teach even old dogs new tricks

    Earl Harper watches as guide Mason Haggard demonstrates a casting technique used to reach rising fish across a fast-moving channel. Chris Hunt photo. A guided fishing trip, even for experienced anglers, can be a great way to identify bad habits, learn new tactics and generally improve your fly-fishing game. Don't believe me? I've been fly…

  • Fishing

    Some rainbows are real

    Eagle Lake rainbow trout are native to the high alpine watersheds of Lassen County, California. Daniel A. Ritz photo. The Eagle Lake rainbow trout is the final fish as Daniel Ritz completes the Western Native Trout Challenge Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master…