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Abel Grateful dead dancing bears reel 2014

New Abel Dancing Bears/Steal Your Face – Grateful Dead Reels

If you’re in the mood to dump almost 1K on a new reel, this dancing bears grateful dead reel might just suit your fancy. This is limited to 250 total reels, so when they hit the market in mid-September 2014 you had better be on top of it! They are available in several sizes and […]

Skamania with a nymph in its mouth

Skamania Steelhead Trout= Summer Steelhead Fun!

Created as a hybrid strain between salmon and trout, the Skamania steelhead gets its name from the hatchery in Washington that first created it. Steelhead trout are tend to run in warmer waters than the normal breeds, both the summer and winter runs spawn in later winter to early spring. What sets the Skamania strains […]

Husky or Palisades creek boat launch on the South fork of the snake river in Idaho

The South Fork of the Snake River Boat Launch List with Interactive Map

A Complete List of Boat Ramps on the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho You will find every South Fork of the Snake boat launch mentioned in this article on an interactive map at the very bottom of this page. I have listed all public boat launches for 50+ miles of river from […]

Hundreds of mayflies sitting on a rock

Mayfly Madness on the South Fork of the Snake

This recent cold snap mixed with heavy rains in the area have triggered a massive emergence of a variety of mayflies. After major league high water a few years ago, the South Fork of the Snake river has had only very small isolated hatches of mayflies–  until now..  A huge variety of flies have suddenly […]

Great lakes steelhead

The History of Salmon and Steelhead in the Great Lakes

How Salmon and Steelhead Are Thriving in the Great Lakes When fisheries can no longer offer healthy products for consumption or the experience needed to draw to consumers to the Great Lakes, it’s up to the officials overseeing them to ward off the trouble. That was the impetus for the introduction of two species of […]

Yellowstone Lake trout are endangering the native cutthroat trout population

Yellowstone Lake Invaded by Lake Trout

Yellowstone Lake: Winning The Battle Against The Lake Trout No one knows exactly when, or the motivation of the person that did it, but sometime back in the 1970s or 1980s, someone performed what’s known informally in wildlife management as Bucket Biology at Yellowstone Lake at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.   Bucket Biology and […]

Some Tips and Tricks

Teaching kids how to flyfish on a trout stream in Michigan

Fly Fishing With Kids

Tips for Taking Your Children FlyFishing Taking your kids out fishing is a great way to spend quality time and teach them a great sport they will cherish the rest of their lives. In this article I will offer tips that will not only help you teach your kids to be better fisherman, but also […]

How to determine when to set the hook on a trout

The Timing of Your Fly Fishing Hookset For Trout

How to Properly Time Your Fly Fishing Hookset for Trout Under Various Conditions The speed of your hookset will have to change to accommodate the various trout species and also the water in which you are fishing. Nearly every day on the river I watch people set the hook too soon or to slow. Setting […]

How to fix your broken fishing rod on the water

Quick Fly Rod Repair on the River

How to Repair a Fishing Rod in an Emergency Situation If you have ever been on the river and experienced a broken fishing rod it can really turn an otherwise perfect day into a day of you watching trout feeding all around while your rod is totally out of commission. This super easy and effective […]

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Fly Fishing Basics

Fly fishing in Nova Scotia circa 1900

History of Fly Fishing

A Brief History of Fly Fishing Now, some fly fishing enthusiasts will probably know the entire history of fly fishing. However, for those of you who are slightly less clued up, here’s a brief summary of the glorious history of the sport. Let’s start at the beginning. So, what is fly fishing? Today, fish are […]

Fly fishing gear needed for the beginner

What Gear Do You Need To Start Fly Fishing?

Quick Start Gear List For the Beginner Flyfisherman If you are just getting into fly fishing and you need to know the gear required to get started, you have come to the right place. Starting new sports (especially ones as involved as this) can seem confusing and complicated to get your foot in the door. […]

The parts of a fly fishing rod

The Parts of a Fly Rod

Parts of a Fly Fishing Rod There are a lot of terms in the fly fishing industry that you will need to know to “talk the talk”. Learn the names of each part of the fly rod and reel that can get people confused in this great sport of flyfishing. Many visitors will find this […]

How to tie various knots used in fly fishing

Fly Fishing Knots

The Various Knots Every Fly Fisherman Should Know. Clinch Knot This extremely simple knot is one that you will probably be familiar with. It is perhaps the most common fishing knot used to tie on flies or lures. There are two variations of this knot know as the regular clinch knot (Which is what I […]

The perfection loop knot

Tying the Perfection Loop Knot

How to Tie the Perfection Loop This knot will come in handy for tying your new leaders that might have not come from the factory with the knot already tied, or can be used to form the loop on the butt section of monofilament coming off your fly line. It is very simple and is […]

Steve Cornetet a guide a baldwin creek lodge with a nice early spring steelhead

Fly Fishing Rods for Steelhead – Rod Weight, Reel and Line Choices

Choosing a Fly rod For Steelhead You might be able to convert an existing trout rod you already own into your steelhead rod. Lets go over what size rod is appropriate and what you should consider. Generally I would opt for a crisp 7 weight rod for these strong fish, but a lot of people […]

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