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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.
This week I’m joined by Jake and Jesse Dodd. We got to talking about how they both started fishing, switching to spey, making dreams come true at Simms, being trout spoiled, a plague of party barges, and the most dangerous game……mushrooms.
“Our design inspiration for the River Ops™ was largely the uncompromising nature of tactical Armed Forces gear,” says CEO Brian Chaney. “Guides and hard core anglers depend on their gear to do their job. Comfortable boots alone don’t cut it, so we designed every facet of the boot with premium features to withstand seasons of serious abuse. The River Ops™ boot merges durability and comfort, providing the premium support and tailored fit dedicated guides and anglers require.”
On Dec. 17, 2020, Canadian Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan, of Nova Scotia, made the single largest decision on the fate of wild salmon in the history of Canada.
This week I’m talking with Rick Kustich. We discussed Montana fishing trips with his brother, Great Lakes fly fishing, his many books, Muskie fishing, the fun of shorter rods, the creative process, and bears and BC.
For anglers, the first crucial step is a commitment to restraint. When wild steelhead numbers are low, we must act with an eye towards the future. The fish we protect today are the ones that will build the runs we get to fish tomorrow.
“I call this scenario the “Down and Dirty.” If you can wade the river safely without going for a swim, you can still hook steelhead on the swung fly. The first thing you will need to do is change your gear. You’re going to need to fish the fly as slow as you can and closer to the bottom. The water is cold and dirty, hanging that fly in front of their face is crucial. Teasing the fish with a slower swing in these conditions is the best way to get that tug.” -Jeff Hubbard