How hard is your guide working for you?

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A GOOD GUIDE WILL DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING TO PUT THEIR CLIENT ON FISH, BUT DAMN! Jeff Hickman ran into a little problem while guiding Nate DeVol on the Deschutes River in Oregon. Jeff put Nate on a sweet run where he'd been finding steelhead. A...



Fishsicles

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Kent's eight weight is bent double, the big steelhead finally within range of the net. We're in a tough spot. This fish has taken us downstream as far as we can go. We're backed up against a bridge with a deep hole on one side...



The Sharp End of the Boat

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By David Grossman LOOKING BACK ON MY FEW SUCCESSES AND MANY FAILURES, THE THIN LINE BETWEEN THE TWO WAS USUALLY MENTAL. There are plenty of folks more qualified to talk about knots, casting, tides, and the thousands of other factors that go into becoming a proficient saltwater...



Dry Fly Fishing and the Dead Drift

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By Pudge Kleinkauf The following is an excerpt from the book “Rookie No More: The Fly Fishing Novice Gets Guidance From A Pro” Question: How do I achieve the “dead drift” when I’m dry fly fishing? Answer: Most fly anglers find that fishing dry flies on the surface...



If The River Was Whisky

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“If the river was whisky and I was a diving duck, I’d dive to the bottom and never come up.” - Muddy Waters. Whisky and fly fishing just seem to go together. I’m certainly guilty of carrying a flask of rye on the river from time...