Fly fishers in the Northern Rockies and throughout much of the West follow snowpack data with an almost religious zeal. There’s always some fishing to be done no matter what the summer and fall flows eventually turn out to be, though dry winters lead to a host of fishing (and other) challenges that aren’t so […]
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Take a Break for Some Montana Today The current issue of Scale Magazine (fly and spin) has a nice photo essay from Montana’s Joe Cummings out of Missoula (page 210). The fact that it’s full on late winter / early spring in those parts of late makes the images all the more sweet. Bristol Bay: […]
NFF Trailer VimeoFeb2014 from Mark Coffey on Vimeo.
One. At least once every single day (no sh*t, every single day) I’m awestruck by something that a fellow fly fisher (or hunter for that matter) has written, imaged, recorded, drawn, carved or painted. Most often it’s simply something beautiful that captures the starkly simple, refreshingly real nature of being and doing things in the […]
This more than likely utterly bogus map was bouncing around twitter yesterday, supposedly representing the amount of snow that it takes to shut down school for the day in various counties around the country. For the record, when our kids were elementary school age, several 20+ inch snows in Utah and Montana only scored late […]
Reelgirl recap 2013 from Lotte Aulom on Vimeo.
Chalkstream Girl by Ian May from Ian May on Vimeo.
River Snorkel: Abundance from River_Snorkel on Vimeo. I grew up on this unnamed creek, hiking, swimming and rambling. Washington’s salmon populations were in pretty bad shape back then. Sometimes I would only see a couple Chum salmon all winter. These days the creek is supporting healthy populations of nearly every type of Pacific Salmon as […]
While we’re believers, recent discussions about Bigfoot had us back on The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization site and pondering their interactive map above (click the map or the link to view). The density of sightings in the geographical US as compared to Canada (and the rest of the world) is impressive. We’re guessing Bigfoot’s passport […]
The window to apply for your Smith River float permit opened today and will remain open through February 20. You can apply for a trip via the standard application process AND apply for the Super Permit as well – the Super Permit application window is open from January 6 to March 20 and allows you […]
Recapture Teaser from Shane Scherholz on Vimeo. More to come on this very interesting project.
Winter is upon us, and for most of us that means a solid few months of nymph rigs and indicator fishing. The waters are cold, the fish are deep, and you want to catch a few fish and head back to the warmth of the car before you freeze your toes off. Regardless of what […]
For those of us who live in the more northern latitudes, the passage of the yesterday’s Winter Solstice takes on special meaning, and not just for the longer days coming shortly. There’s a lot to appreciate in these days and weeks coinciding with the Solstice; here’s a short list gleaned from friends and conspirators over […]