Yellow Sallies: Fly-fishing’s Bastard Stonefly
Jun20

Yellow Sallies: Fly-fishing’s Bastard Stonefly

An oft-overlooked fly on many Western rivers is the Little Yellow Stonefly — more commonly known as the Yellow Sally. Its brethren the Little Green Stonefly, or Lime Sally, suffers the same fate: both tend to hatch sporadically and in localized clusters, and many fly fishers aren’t aware of their importance to feeding trout when the fish lock in on them. Certainly neither fly garners the same attention as the more glamorous...

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Exploring Small Streams
Jun18

Exploring Small Streams

For the last few years my “Montana Stop” has now included some exploration of the country side including searching out some small stream fishing.It’s led to some great new discoveries and although the fish are not as big or the creeks as fertile as the nearby Missouri River it provides an excellent crowd free experience with a very scenic backdrop. The creeks are perfect 4 weight water, and usually I can get by with...

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Kayak Fishing: Working Out While Chasing Trout
Jun09

Kayak Fishing: Working Out While Chasing Trout

Sometimes you just need to get away, and that’s what I did last month with my new fishing kayak. I took off to the B.C. Interior for 10 days. I haven’t seriously fished lakes for 10 years, but this spring I decided to change that, so I set out for the Roche Lake region south of Kamloops. The kayak is almost 14 feet long, and the bed of my RAM barely holds my prone body, so obviously I needed a solution. I found it in a...

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Desert Fly-Fishing
May06

Desert Fly-Fishing

Down here in The Sonoran Desert things are heating up ..literally.From what I can tell The Bass are finishing off their Spawning and are now trying to make up for calories lost.It’s a good time to get out and hit a few of the Desert Bass Lakes that are in the area. Like any type of fishing low light seems to be best mornings our evenings,the predators are in the shallows chasing around bait fish and other bottom food chain...

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Going West ? Read This !
Apr27

Going West ? Read This !

5 Tips to Prepare for a Fly-Fishing Trip Out...

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Test Casting  -The Orvis Helios 3
Apr15

Test Casting -The Orvis Helios 3

This past weekend I had the opportunity too cast a few more of Orvis’s New Premium Fly-Rod The Helios 3.Afterall there is a lot of warranted hype and the folks at Orvis are happy with the results with the launch.I don’t blame them, the rod lives up to everything Orvis has communicated it would do. Last August I posted a review on The 5 Weight Helios,both the D and F models that I had the opportunity to fish last Summer....

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