Category Archives: Flies

A Conversation with Kelly Galloup of Slide Inn, Montana

Interviewed and then penned this piece a while back for Fly Rod & Reel, and I figured it’s worth repeating here as there is good information, plus a couple laughs to get out of this. As you know, I used … Continue reading

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The Egg and Tail

I’ve written about fall and spring fishing and my favorite setup during those times, but it’s worth reiterating especially after the communication I’ve had with a friend over the past few days. The setup I’m talking about is the GIE … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead Turns On

Got some reports of late from Oregon’s legendary Deschutes, and although fishing can be hit or miss any day of the season, right now there are plenty of hits being had. One friend said he fished the mouth recently and … Continue reading

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Angler’s Tonic Visits Hawk Lake Lodge, Ontario . . . for walleye and bass

Just spent five days at Hawk Lake Lodge in northwestern Ontario, trying to figure out how to catch walleye on the fly, and spending the rest of the time slamming smallmouth on poppers. In the evenings it was all fun … Continue reading

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Montana’s Canyon Ferry Reservoir and Giant Pike

You’re probably aware that Canyon Ferry Reservoir is a hot place for trout, and now it’s a solid bet for walleye anglers, too. But few probably realize how many big pike are in that reservoir. I was one of them … Continue reading

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Bitterroot River Skwala Hatch, Update

I’ve been in Seattle and San Fran for the past couple weeks so I’ve been out of the loop as far as the fishing and water conditions go, but my good friend Jed Fitzpatrick has been on the water, like … Continue reading

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Canadian Mines Threaten Southeast Alaska Salmon, Tourism and Tribal Resources

Just got this press release and thought I would share it with you. Southeast Alaska is dear to my heart, having served as my stomping grounds as a kid and, in fact, all the way through college, when I commercial … Continue reading

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Case Building With Bling

I’m working on the spring issue of Fly Rod and Reel magazine and we are reviewing a book called, The Trout Bohemia, written by Derek Grezelewski. He’s a New Zealand trout addict and he tells some compelling stories in his … Continue reading

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Kanektok River Rainbow’s Last Meal Included 19 Shrews

Saw this interesting story in the Alaska Dispatch and thought I would share it with you. We all know that trout eat rodents, but this is amazing. I’ve fished the Kanektok for rainbows, using mice patterns, and scored big. The … Continue reading

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Winter Dreaming . . . for bones and permit

Been organizing the last couple days, first the winter steelhead bag and now the bonefish and permit duffel. While I was organizing flies the sun peaked out and I took a few shots of my loot. Just looking at flies … Continue reading

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