Fingers Crossed

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By Steven Brutger FOR MONTHS WE HAD OUR FINGERS CROSSED. Eying snow reports and talking to the few who had been in the mountains, we were cautiously optimistic. Despite a big snow year we had a shot at hitting it right. A few days too early and ice...

Choosing a line for your switch rod Part 3 the RIO Switch and Skagit Short reviewed.

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On a couple of steelhead trips last year I wound up fishing with borrowed rods. They were switch rods, a Winston and a Ross, and I had the chance to fish them for both summer and winter steelhead. I really liked the feel of these...

5 Tips For Teaching Kids To Fly-Fish

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Taking the time to teach a kid to fly-fish is an investment in the future. To my mind, there’s nothing more important than teaching kids to fish. If done right, it’s an investment that pays three times. For the child you teach, it’s a life of...

Grass Roots Fly Fishing – People Making A Difference

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by Louis Cahill Is it time you gave something back? You can't go to school for fly fishing. You can take some classes or workshops, here and there, but most folks learn to fly fish one of two ways. On their own or from a friend or...

When Is a Pizza Not a Pizza?

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Q: WHEN IS A SLICE OF PIZZA NOT A SLICE OF PIZZA? A: WHEN IT'S A RISING TROUT! I got this surreal photo via text from my buddy Rob Parkins (Photographer, Fly Tyer, Fishing Guide in Victor ID). It may be my favorite fly fishing photo ever....