The memory of a Henry’s Fork rainbow cartwheeling multiple times over a waking muddler in the glow of a May sunset still has me grinning years later. And I can almost feel the warmth of the June sun as I recall working a flooded willow bank. The plump brown trout that I eventually landed nearly pulled my 3-wt. trout spey out of my hand on the grab.
I have always been a two-knot kind of gal – a turle and a clinch. That is until I tried a non-slip mono, or an Orvis knot, or a riffle hitch … The list goes on. I gauge the knot based on the style of hook and go with the strongest knot I know. With that said, all of these expert answers below gets me thinking …
Matching Baitfish is so much more than what the title lets on. In fact, I’m not sure any title could do justice to what lies within: incredible photography, an education on baitfish you won’t find in a lifetime elsewhere, innovative techniques and tactics for the swung fly angler, and one of a kind fly patterns.
I’m a firm believer in simplifying processes. First understand what we are trying to accomplish in simple terms and then break it down into steps that will get us there. Learning to spey cast is no different. While you certainly can make it as complicated as you want, for me, keeping it as simple as […]
I had an amazing talk with Mark Sherwood for this week’s show. We discussed everything, how he got started fishing, the fun of difficulty, language immersion, Native Fish Society, the importance of local advocates for rivers, all sorts of conservation efforts, and just a teeny tiny bit about white water. All that and we have […]
I’ve fallen hard over the past few years for the 6-piece Spey rod. It’s really nothing complicated. They break down to almost the size of a 9-foot single hander, so they fit inside your luggage; you don’t need to check an extra “bag” (rod tube) on a flight or find an special spot inside an […]
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No-Compromise Midweights for All Water, All Seasons and All Anglers Completing a years-long process of design, materials research and on-the-water testing, Patagonia has unveiled two new wader models—the Women’s and Men’s Swiftcurrent Waders. Boasting all-season and all-water versatility, the Swiftcurrent Waders come in two models for a better match for a range of bodies. Along […]
I got the chance to talk to Joe Rossano for this week’s episode. While our conversation may have been abruptly cut short by an ice storm we still got to discuss his love for small stream fishing, painting, nostalgia for “the good’ole days,” the trials and tribulations of engraving, his latest work, WWII pilots, and […]
“He could try to rush the thirty feet to shore but knew he wouldn’t make it, his numbed feet like cinder blocks.”
We explore the river and colorful characters of this scene as we ask a serious question: why are these traditions important to us and what does it look like if these traditions come to a screeching halt?
Ahead of upcoming Albanian parliamentary elections, citizens, activists and conservationists are demanding political support for the establishment of Europe’s first wild river national park, thus protecting it forever.