Category Archives: Backcountry

Underwater With Western Bull Trout Video

Nothing like dreaming on a winter day. I found these bull trout last summer while hiking deep into a Northwest forest. Unfortunately, they weren’t easy to come by. I caught a couple before they “wised up” and then landed some … Continue reading

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Redington’s Find Your Water: High Mountain Lake Heaven

If you watch this video and you’ve fished high-mountain lakes in past years, you’re going to say one thing at the end: I should do that but my window is running short. And by saying that, you’d be right. High-mountain … Continue reading

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Redington Profiles Artist Josh DeSmit

Here’s a quick one on a guy going big and trying to become a full time artist. Having grown up in an artist’s family I know the trials of this. However, as ┬ámy father has proven, it’s possible to make … Continue reading

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SIMMS’ Ode To The New Wade-Fisher

It’s not getting any easier to find “fresh” water these days, but the wading angler might have just as good a chance, or better, as someone in a boat. So don’t let your lack of floatation keep you from adventure. … Continue reading

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Fast Start on the Gaspe Peninsula

Can’t say much right now. Other than . . . what a start to a week. More tomorrow.

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Back From Fly Fishing Canada’s Yukon Territory

Just back from the Yukon Territory and the work is stacked up and the kids are asking for lunch . . . but before they get sustenance, I thought I would share a few images from the trip. We spent … Continue reading

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Prepping For The Bahamas

I’m not writing this to rub it in. I know it’s cold outside. I have six inches of snow on my front lawn right now and it’s gray as can be here in Missoula. We could have another few months … Continue reading

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Tying Loop Connections on Sink Tip Lines

As you know from yesterday’s post, I’m headed to British Columbia and that means I’ll likely be chucking some sinktips. Making loop connections has always been an issue for me, especially on the water, but with a nail knot tool … Continue reading

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Gearing Up For a Week at Nimmo Bay, British Columbia

Just back from a three-day jaunt to Seattle and now it is time to gear up for a week in British Columbia, a mix of remote, but plush lodge chillin’, at Nimmo Bay Resort on the mainland coast, and a … Continue reading

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Southern Boys Getting Northern…or How To Fly Fish

Had the southerly crew up for the weekend, my friends from LA and Phoenix who needed a good dose of Montana Time. They flew in Friday a.m. and by early afternoon they were hooking up with bass and

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