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Are wild trout really that different?

Posted on May 13, 2020 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)



An obviously stream-born fish



I've been asked before on numerous occassions whether or not wild trout are truly different than stocked fish, and my answer has always been resondingly yes. In nature and appearance, wild fish are different and should be held to a different standard. I've seen anglers post pictures of giant trout with wo...
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Goodbye Steelhead Hello Trout

Posted on May 4, 2020 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Solid low-20's on meat


Got everything opened up at the PA cabin over the weekend and hit the river hard. It was worth it. The trout were acting trouty. Throwing the big stuff we moved probably fifty good sized fish. Lots of follows. Lots of swipes. Some real nice eats. Saw three bears on the river (didn't get a picture as it was a quick sighting unfortunately). I ev...
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'19-'20 Season in Review

Posted on April 30, 2020 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)



Old man from the sea



It's hard to believe that it's April 30 and we have another season in the books. Like every year, this past season had its highlights and challenges, it's peaks and low points. So like we do, as we reach the end of steelhead season, we like to look back and offer a critical analysis of what we saw, our observation...
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End of Steelhead Season

Posted on April 27, 2020 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)



Still some beautiful chrome, pre-spawn fish around


Hard to believe it's gonna be May in a few days. Seems like each year the season passes by quicker and quicker. I might sneak out one more day sometime in the next week or two for steelhead, but we're mostly geared up to do PA trout trips now. For anglers still wanting to catch steelhead, there a...
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Spring Fishing

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)



Beautiful dropback





It's getting to the point of the season when dropback kelts are vastly outnumbering new arrivals- a sure sign of nature's progression. There are very good numbers of fish in all the tributaries, but with each passing day that number will drop. As I see it and looking at the weather fo...
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Tying the Ry-Snack

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)


We just love big, wild brown trout. Like this one.




Which is why we tie and fish things like this- the Ry-Snack.


There's simply no other way to say it. Big, wild brown trout are different. While it's fun to catch a bunch of those 8-14" f...
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Destroyer Fly Tying Demo

Posted on March 22, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)



Finished product


We simply call this pattern the Destroyer. And for good reason. It catches everything. It is my go-to lake run brown pattern, a great clear water steelhead pattern, catches the shit out of the lake run smallmouth, loved by stream trout here in the lower 48, and is an excellent AK trout pattern fished either on the swing during the s...
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What's a good client worth?

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)



A good dude swinging a good run




What is a good client worth? That's a thought I hadn't thought much on until the last week or so. As those involved in the guide industry all know, finding a good client is making a friend for life. As it relates to fishing, even fishing with a guide we don't always crush them every time...
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Agent Orange Tying Demo

Posted on March 15, 2020 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Finished Agent Orange



Realized it's been a minute since I did a tying demo. Figured with the prior post, I'd do a pattern for swinging in off colored water. This fly is a staple for swinging when the viz is low.

Step 1: Set up the hookshank- tie in your stinger loop and weighted eyes. No...
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Swinging the cold and dirty

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)



Jeff swings to highly stained water




Everybody has "those days." You walk to a river that glistens that perfect color, and flowing with ideal temperature. Your passes through the runs are rewarded, sometimes heavily. It seems that you can do no wrong, and you catch fish seemingly at will. Those are the days you talk abo...
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