Author Archives: Greg Thomas

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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2016 Hunting Wrap

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 … Continue reading

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The Pacific Northwest’s Most Overlooked Fish

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 … Continue reading

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Bahamas Prime Minister Says He’ll Nix China Fishing Deal

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 … Continue reading

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Killer Video: Alaska’s Angler’s Alibi Lodge

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 … Continue reading

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