I headed Fly Rod & Reel magazine for about seven years, until 12 days ago when I got the dreaded, but somewhat expected, death sentence. That sentence arrived with a phone call from the owner of Down East Publications who said that I was being terminated immediately, not because he or the board of directors was unhappy with my work or the quality of the publication, but because they didn’t consider the fly-fishing industry’s support of the magazine to be sufficient. I Continue reading
Greg Thomas, editor of Fly Rod & Reel and fellow Missoulian, has fished more days and more places than should be legal. Greg’s presentation will focus on many of the characters he’s met along the rivers chasing rainbows, browns, bull trout, cutthroat, salmon and, of course, steelhead. Expect great photos and Continue reading
One of the Pacific Northwest’s best fish is the sea-run cutthroat, which can be caught in the saltwater and in freshwater streams and rivers. As you probably already know, this is one of my favorite fishes. They are aggressive and live in a world where they are surrounded by predators. Somehow they survive, meaning they are fighters. Continue reading
Found these at my feet in a driveway recently. I think they fell out of a box I was carrying. I’ve been moving quite a bit of “stuff” from my folks house and these must have been mixed in with the lot. I don’t know when they were printed or if they even have any value, but I do think they are pretty cool. Catfish and Atlantic cod? Those don’t really rip at my core. But bluefin Continue reading
The above quote came from an article announcing the availability of Washington State’s new steelhead themed license plates, which are available for $28 bucks each. It was buried in the article so I decided to lift it and place the most valuable information Continue reading
Ok, my takeaway from these images is this: This is the way to load and haul venison and, Continue reading
I didn’t get out in the field as often as I wanted this fall, but who ever does, except George Cook. Fortunately, I got to take part in several great hunts, including an archery antelope foray with my girls where we spent the night in the back of my truck under the stars. We were able to make two long stalks on nice antelope bucks, but I couldn’t fling an arrow. Each time the shot was too risky.
A friend of mine was able to take a Continue reading
Sea-run cutthroat are mostly overlooked by anglers headed to the coast with the goal of catching steelhead or salmon. And those who ignore them are missing out; sea-runs are beautiful, hard fighting, and they can grow to five pounds. You find them in the saltwater Continue reading
Prime Minister Perry Christie emphatically stated yesterday that the proposed $2.1bn agri-fisheries venture with Chinese investors at the centre of widespread public controversy would never have been approved by his government.
Mr Christie spoke directly to the infamous proposal as he pushed back against claims from the Official Opposition that the government’s bid to establish a select committee to investigate the sale of BTC was a diversion tactic.
“The government of the Bahamas did not agree to any such proposition,” he told the House of Assembly yesterday, “did not consider any such Continue reading
I was doing a little research today and came across this great video from Angler’s Alibi Lodge in Alaska. My question is this: how can a dedicated angler watch this video and not want to pick up the phone and book a trip. Alaska, as many of you know, is a place close to my heart, and the place that I’ve spent a great deal of time (can I ever forgive my parents from moving me from Petersburg, Alaska to Hollywood, California?). Well, the answer Continue reading