Category Archives: US & Canada

Seeing The Future: Mother’s Day Caddis on Washington’s Upper Columbia

Dry fly season came early to Montana this year, and there’s not doubt it’s kicking over in Washington State, too. One of the best hatches of the year is near, that being the Mother’s Day Caddis and one of the … Continue reading

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Ambler Haul Road Threatens Alaska’s Brooks Range

This certainly isn’t the best news on Alaska. Seems like we push back one threat and here come five more. I have not fished or hiked through the Brooks Range, but I know it is one of the wildest places … Continue reading

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Montana Bull Trout Redd Numbers Decline

I love what bull trout bring to the table—a reason for kicking your ass to get into the backcountry where some of the best fishing for this native char is found. Each year I hoist the backpack and take off … Continue reading

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Alaska Kings On The Six Weight

Ran across this photo yesterday and snapped a shot of it with the phone. It definitely takes me back in the day. I took this photo when a friend and I were working in Southeast Alaska and fishing as often … Continue reading

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Hatch Guide: Mother’s Day Caddis

Note: Not sure when I wrote this or for whom, but I found it while searching my files and thought it would be worth posting. You’ve got a couple months before this hatch hits, but it’s worth thinking about it … Continue reading

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Go Time For Montana Trout

Ok, there are flakes falling today and the high will be 35, and it doesn’t look better for the rest of the week. But, things are changing here in Missoula, Montana, with the snowbanks slowly creeping away from the edge … Continue reading

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Dries For Big Rainbows and Char on American Creek

I live in Montana where trout are king. When I travel to Alaska I usually do so for salmon and steelhead, which I can’t find in Big Sky Country. Oh, I’ve leeched up some big fall rainbows on the Kenai … Continue reading

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Lose Count—Fortress Lake Brook Trout

I was nine hours into the drive before I realized that Cline River isn’t actually a town and, instead , is a simple outpost in the Alberta wilderness that offers a motel, a campground, some old-school gasoline pumps, a small … Continue reading

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Final Determination: Pebble Mine Ruled Out

This is the day we have been waiting for, for more than a decade. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that mine waste would harm the Bristol Bay watershed and effectively nixed its discharge into rivers, streams and wetlands of … Continue reading

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New Sea Run Cutthroat Research

Anyone who’s followed Angler’s Tonic over the years knows that I appreciate sea run cutthroat trout and consider them to be an extremely overlooked fish. Just last year I caught some of the largest sea runs of my life, fish … Continue reading

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