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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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Back To The Wall Ranch 2013

Just got back from a weekend throwing for hogs. I’ve fished these two lakes, which are located on Back To The Wall Ranch in eastern Washington, for three straight years, always in late April. This year was a memorable affair … Continue reading

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Drink of the Week with guest host George Cook

There are two things that stick with me after filming and watching this video. First, Cook likes pomegranate martinis. And, second, he really would prefer to be a ventriloquist. Enjoy.

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Back to Washington’s Back To The Wall

Got to tell you I’m excited. I’m setting up the tent tonight for my weekly indoors campout with Tate and Myka, and then I’m packing the rig in the a.m. and pointing it toward Coulee City, Washington. That’s where I’ll … 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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Idaho’s Clearwater River Spey Clave

Spey claves offer great instruction and a chance to catch steelhead. Learning to Spey cast and having a blast on Idaho’s Clearwater As you may have read in my most recent post, I got skunked and dunked on the Clearwater … Continue reading

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