Swinging flies, obviously.


Gink and Gasoline Great Post.

Fly fishing Teanaway River.Photo courtesy of RorySeiter.com

Dreaming of fishing, I stumbled across this post from Gink and Gasoline. It has given me more to think about while I should be studying.


It seems like a simple question. I know how I feel about it, but when you start talking to folks about it you get surprisingly different opinions. I’ve been told it doesn’t matter and I’ve been told it’s all that matters. I’ve heard it matters on some rivers and not on others. So where does the truth lie?”

Read more.

Raise the Rivers.

Just add Kelly Slater!

Bob Triggs.

Bob’s name is something that was mentioned often when I worked at Orvis. Now I really see why. He is putting his money where his mouth is. It is fantastic to see people step up and show that they really care about a resource. He is a guide. He makes his money from taking people fishing. He won’t be guiding for winter run wild Olympic Peninsula Steelhead.

But for now- I won’t be guiding anyone for winter run wild Olympic Peninsula Steelhead any more. Personally I feel that it has gone too far out here. The numbers of wild fish do not support sports fishing, not even a catch and release fishery. Not when we are talking about a “handful” of fish returning, and only a few thousand escaping the gauntlet of nets, boats and hooks to spawn.

Read the whole story on his website, here.

Winter Run by Todd Moen

Not a bobber in sight.

Summer steelhead season begins.

Ginger beer is the only kind of beer I drink.

The winter season was a bit disappointing for me. While I wanted to prove everyone wring and actually catch a fish, it never happened. Maybe there was too much skiing and not enough fishing. It is hard to stay motivated while steelheading. Especially when I have no expectations of catching a fish. To celebrate my first steelhead I have decided to keep some of my favorite beer in the fridge. I won’t touch them until I catch a steelhead, on the swing. i am still not fishing beads. Sorry, folks. Yes, I come to “your” water in “your” state and come up with my own conclusions.

Day 1, summer 2013.

Just mere trout.

Not a Steelheading trip (so try not to freak out that I was fishing there), but there are Steelhead in the Yakima. Jason, Bill, and I hit the Yakima for a sunny day adventure. It was a blast and kind of fun to put sunscreen on in February. You gotta show some love to the MountainWhitefish.IMG_2599 IMG_2602 IMG_2606 IMG_2610 DSCN1057



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