Author Archives: Greg Thomas

First Mountain Bike Ride

It’s early for mountain biking, but I still should have started in on road work a month or more ago. I took the bike out for a first of the year spin and my legs were barking before I got … Continue reading

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Never Be Without Drinking Water: Katadyn’s BeFree Filter

Katadyn BeFree Water Filter 0.6 Liter On two occasions, one being a backcountry day-hike for wilderness cutthroats and the other being a unique situation on

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Review: Cabela’s Guidewear 1/2 Finger Gloves with Coolcore

I got a couple pair of Cabela’s Guidewear 1/2 finger gloves over a year ago and spent all last summer and fall in them. Why? Because owning nasty sun-scorched hands when you hit your 50s and 60s isn’t what I’m … Continue reading

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Just Say No—to Labradors . . . for now

I went to the Great Rockies Sport Show in Missoula a few weeks ago and I didn’t stand a chance—both of my daughters were in tow and the show allowed a vender to sell Labrador puppies right next to the … Continue reading

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Fly Rod & Reel: End of a Magazine Era

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 … Continue reading

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Thomas Speaks Tonight In Missoula

Travels & Travails in the Pacific Northwest with Greg Thomas 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 … Continue reading

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More Sea-Run Cutthroat

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 … Continue reading

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Found: Cool Fish Stamps

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 … Continue reading

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Washington State Steelhead License Plates

In much of Washington, wild steelhead are listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. 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 … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Front Hunting

Came across these images as I started my annual image organizing project that never seems to get done. This is the year! This is the year! You know the feeling, I’m sure. Ok, my takeaway from these images is this: … Continue reading

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