Category Archives: Culture

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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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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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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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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Western Montana Pike

I was able to sneak out for a few hours the other day, to ply Montana’s rivers for northern pike, which invaded these systems 20 years ago. To catch pike you have to row past a bunch of trout and … Continue reading

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Fall Fly Rod & Reel Cover

Took a great trip to Alberta, Canada in early August and came away with a slew of great images, including this scenic that we selected as Fly Rod & Reel’s 2016 fall cover. I don’t think you can look at … Continue reading

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Yeti’s New “Brick” Bottle Opener

For those of you who have it all, meaning total gearheads like me, you might want to pick up the new Yeti Brick bottle opener which, if you add wheels, can double as a personal defense tank if we ever … 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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Do Fish Feel Pain? Come on Man.

I love this debate, which is back in the forefront with an article from Outside magazine (see below): Do fish feel pain? Come on. I ‘ve heard this nonsense, over the years, that fish don’t feel the sting of a … Continue reading

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