Fly Fishing Fast Water Chutes for Trout

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WHY TROUT LOVE FAST WATER CHUTES Fast water chutes are great habitat for trout to set up residence around. Most of them provide everything a trout needs to survive, and fly fisherman should take the time to fish them because they almost always hold fish. Fast...

Keeping Your Head Straight Catches Steelhead

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I just got back from hosting two groups of anglers on this year’s Deschutes River Steelhead Camp. This trip is always a highlight of my year. Because it’s just so much fun and because there is nothing I love more than swinging flies for steelhead. Camping...

Should You Be Sharpening Your Hooks More?

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Casting all day long, searching for that beast of a brown. I'm giving it everything I've got. I know that's what it's going to take if I want a decent shot at landing a big mature brown trout. I'm looking for a 20 plus-incher and...

The Salt Water Quick Cast

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One of the most crucial skills in salt water fly fishing is shooting line. Everything happens quickly on the flats and the angler who can put his fly on a fish sixty feet from the boat with only two false casts will have a distinct advantage. It's...

Not Today

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"WHEN I SAY I LOVE TO FISH, THAT'S THE KIND OF LOVE I'M TALKING ABOUT. THE KIND OF LOVE THAT COMES WITH PAIN AND STRUGGLE AND DEATH. THE KIND OF LOVE YOU EVENTUALLY WISH YOU HAD NEVER KNOWN." The night sky is just opening its eyes....