Never Too Old or Too Windy – by Sarah Gardner

     Harkers Island

A pair of old” clients show that they’ve got the right stuff.

It’s a sad morning for me, horrible weather has caused me to cancel the last three days of a six-day trip with a pair of beloved clients. Michael Nowak and his stepfather Lou are among my oldest clients… literally. Well, Lou is, anyway. When the two first started fishing with me, Lou was already in his sixties. Continue reading

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RIO’s InTouch Skagit MOW Tips Bring the Ultimate in Sink Tip Versatility

InTouch_Skagit_MOW_TipsIDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (November 2, 2015) – RIO continues to expand the use of its ConnectCore technology by introducing it to the popular Skagit MOW and iMOW Tips. Offering anglers a multitude of options in lines, leaders, tippets, and more, RIO Products continues to create products for any anglers’ needs in nearly any fishing scenario. Continue reading

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Make Your Fly Lines Work For You: Why the Right Line Matters – by Nick Tenyor

Fly Fishing River

After guiding, working, and living in a fly shop for close to ten years-you come to realize some absolute truths about fly-fishing. You learn that the quality of your experiences on the water matter more than the number of fish brought to hand, the importance of taking a break to enjoy a sandwich and cold drink on the bank, and that your choice in fly line(s) is absolutely critical to make sure that your fishing goes smoothly and effortlessly. Continue reading

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Swinging for Steelhead – Adapting to the conditions – by Jason Hartwick

Fly Caught Wild Steelhead
Swinging flies for steelhead is not always easy but in my honest opinion, it is the most enjoyable way to catch these fish. They don’t always come easy and much of the time we have to work hard for our fish. Being able to adapt to the conditions certainly can increase your odds. Continue reading

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How to Choose Your First Spey Rod – by Jeff Putnam

Choosing the correct spey rod

One of the most common questions that my clients ask me is, what weight spey rod should I get to get started?  Since a spey rod outfit is not cheap, a little understanding of the lines used will prevent you from having to purchase that second outfit because the first was unable to cast the fly you were using or wanted to use. Continue reading

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RIO In Action – Deschutes River

Deschutes River Steelhead Camp From the moment the jet boat backed away from the ramp at Mack’s I had an ear to ear grin on my face. Looking around we were engulfed by massive glowing canyon walls as we buzzed downstream, flying by so many great pieces of swing water. I felt myself slip into the dream that would be steelhead camp for the next few nights. Continue reading

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