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Fly fishing spring creeks comes with its own challenges. Usually, the water is uber-clear—and if you can see the fish, they can probably see you, too. They require long, delicate casts, spot-on presentations and no small amount of luck, particularly in high sun.  Fly Fishing Yamsi - [ READ MORE... ]
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Finding refuge from the heat, Stanislaus National Forest. By Sam Davidson   Across the country, summer is prime time for trout fishing in the mountains. At higher elevations you typically get relief from sweltering lowland temperatures and find the kind of small water-wild fish opportunities that [ READ MORE... ]
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NASA satellite image showing smoke over of the Northwest as of Sept. 5. By Jack Williams This past winter was a wet one where I live in southwest Oregon. “Atmospheric rivers” brought record rain and snow storms to the region. We were not alone. Rains and snows drenched California and built big [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Kyle Green, Idaho Statesman Welcome to the weekend edition of Short Casts, where today, it's all about salmon and the many challenges facing their recovery in the Pacific Northwest.  If you haven't been following Rocky Barker's summer-long series on salmon in the Idaho Statesman, you can [ READ MORE... ]
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Chicken of the woods mushrooms. Photo by the author.    By Chris Hunt   A little over a year ago, I stood up to my thighs amid a thick run of pink salmon in a remote, rainforest stream on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island, trying like hell to tempt one of the few early cohos that were mingling with [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's note: The TU Costa Five Rivers Program sent a handful of young anglers on fishing and discovery journey all across America in search of native trout. This installment focuses on Oregon's Deschutes National Forest.  Location: Deschutes National Forest The Deschutes National Forest stretches [ READ MORE... ]
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Brooke Harris briefly holds a Yellowstone cutthroat for a picture after she caught is as part of her efforts to complete the Utah Cutthroat Slam. Brian Harris photo. By Brian Harris I recently opened my home mailbox and was pleased to find the beautiful medallion and certificate recognizing my [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Davidson Nowadays there is no age limit, apparently, for quarterbacks. Or for fly fishing. Last weekend, my eighty-year-old mother joined legends such as Lefty Kreh and Frank Moore in providing more proof of the latter, as she waded up and down the banks of the South and Clark forks of the [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout Unlimited's Ted Trueblood Chapter out of Boise, Idaho, orchestrates a summer camp for children ages 10-13  each year. The goals of this camp include educating the campers about fish, fisheries, ecosystems and environments surrounding fly fishing, and the conservation that comes along with [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton I am in the washing machine.  Stuck in the cycle of rushing water. The power of the water has me in its clutches and is reluctant to let go. I am trapped in the hydraulic power of the rapid. Water is rushing in and filling the boat. I am thankful for self bailing technology, but I am [ READ MORE... ]
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