Posted in Gear

Gink & Gasonline: Giving Scott Some Love

Gink & Gasoline has praise for Scott Fly Rods – discussing the new Scott Tidal and the Bamboo SC rods in a video interview with Jim Bartschi, Scott Fly Rods President and their chief designer. I’ve cast the Tidal on the lawn – very smooth and easy casting. I’m still…

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Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Yvon Chouinard: Finding Perfection in Fly Fishing through Simplicity

The latest issue of the Big Sky Journal has an interview with Yvon Chouinard. The focus on the interview is on Tenkara fishing and finding simplicity in fly-fishing. Read any of what he’s written or said, and it always comes down to the guiding principle for Patagonia from Antoine de…

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Posted in Environmental

Steelhead: As Hatchery Fish Go Up, Wild Fish Go Down

I came across an article about a presentation last December by Dylan Tolmie, sponsored by Emerald Water Anglers, about the threat posed to wild steelhead by hatchery steelhead. Dylan Tolmie is an environmentalist, Patagonia sponsored athlete, and former guide, who lives north of here on Bainbridge Island. There’s been a…

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