Category Archives: Culture

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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New Feature in Big Sky Journal

I think most of you know that Angler’s Tonic and Fly Rod & Reel aren’t my only gigs. In fact, I write for many publications, a few being the New York Times, Sporting Goods Business and, recently, the Boone and … Continue reading

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Kamchatka Steelhead Project

Put yourself in the final scene of this vid and you’ll see why I placed it here for you to see. Again, it’s almost August, these fish are moving in soon. This is another reminder to get those shooting heads … Continue reading

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Reasons We Fish

From the Freshwater Trust and Columbia Sportswear. Worth listening to the perspectives and the various reasons we all love to fish. And I never get tired of seeing central Oregon’s landscape. Also, this is a reminder that summer/fall steelhead season … Continue reading

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Southwest Montana Spring Brown

You can get great dry fly fishing during spring in southwest Montana, but this time of year always screams streamers and brown trout under snowcapped peaks with brilliant green lining the foothills and river corridors. It really is the prettiest … Continue reading

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