Category Archives: Travel

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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Buy Simms Saltwater Flats Boots

I’ve used these in Belize for a week and not much else. I would say they are in great shape and would serve well on the flats, anywhere from the Bahamas to Belize, Cuba if you’re Canadian or willing to … Continue reading

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Bimini: Fly-Fishing for Permit, Too

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read my feature on fly-fishing in Bimini, which is running in the current issue of Fly Rod & Reel. I was amazed at that place and would like to find a way to buy … Continue reading

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You Wish You Were Here—E WA

Headed to eastern Washington for my annual lake fishing foray and thought I would share some images of past success. These lakes rest out in the scabland north of Soap Lake and are tremendously fertile. The fish grow faster here … Continue reading

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Spring Issue of Fly Rod & Reel

Thought I’d make all of you aware that the Spring issue of FRR is on newsstands now and it includes a great section on saltwater fishing, including accounts from two of my trips last year, one to Bimini and one … Continue reading

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Trailer Safety 101 with Robert Eddins, RO Drift Boats

Gumbo mud, Wide eyes and Trailering safety By Greg Thomas I recently added up the mileage; during the past 20 years I’ve driven more than 500,000 miles in the West, many over dirt roads, which I prefer over payment, and … 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 Steelhead Oregon-Style

Spent last week in Oregon, enjoying the first big rains since anyone could remember. “If you had been here last week,” the regulars said, “it would have been sunny and 65 degrees.” I thought I’d timed it just right, expecting … Continue reading

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Greg Thomas Speaking at Denver ISE Show

Wanted to let all of you know that I’ll be presenting at the International Sportsman’s Exhibition show in Denver beginning tomorrow. I’ll speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. My topic this time … Continue reading

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Throwing Flies for Skagit River Steelhead

Spent the holidays in western Washington, mostly hanging with family. But I did sneak out for a day on the Skagit River, hoping to tempt a hatchery steelhead or an early returning native. I didn’t go it alone and, instead, … Continue reading

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