Category Archives: George Cook

Outside Magazine’s Yeti Cooler Test

I was fishing some eastern Washington trout lakes with George Cook last April when he asked, “Greg, have you seen that insane Outside video where they beat the hell out of a Yeti cooler?” “Nope,” I replied. But I have … Continue reading

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Chironomid Madness at Back To The Wall Ranch

I met Sage, Redington, RIO and Sitka Gear rep George Cook in the eastern Washington desert this past weekend, armed for our annual battle with some giant rainbow trout that prowl two large and fertile Columbian Basin lakes. These lakes … 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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Weekend fishing in eastern Washington

Left last Friday for an annual assault on two of eastern Washington’s best trout lakes, dos super-productive scud, leech and chironomid-rich waters where rainbows grow to the 30-inches long and nobody bats and eye at 22-inchers. So, let’s cut to … Continue reading

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The Aces of Spey

In the early-2000s I was engaged to an Oregon girl who’s father was a rabid Northwest flyfisher. Appealingly, he owned a cabin on British Columbia’s Kispiox River and showed me photos of several 30-pound steelhead he’d caught there. When I … Continue reading

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