Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Social Media and The Loss of Serendipity

Recently I read a post on the Chrome Chasers‘ blog that got me thinking about social media and the way in which it threatens the unexpected in the things we do and encounter in our lives. In his post, Keith Allison – owner of Chrome Chasers – observes that social…

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Posted in Fishing Locations

Mother’s Day Fishing

This year was a slow start to fishing for me. Poor weather, cold, other priorities kept me out until today. I was able to get up for an early Mother’s Day visit to my local beach. As it turned out, it was an outstanding start to 2014 fishing. I used…

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Posted in Technique and Tips

Bob Triggs’ The Secret Season

Bob Triggs, Olympic Peninsula Guide and flycasting instructor, reprised an article he first shared on the late Doug Rose’s blog several years ago. Bob’s take on fishing for sea run cutthroat trout is timely as ever. Excellent insights and tips. Read his article “The Secret Season” here.

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Posted in Gear

Fly Box Simplication – A Status Update

  I had a previous post about using Plano boxes as fly warehouses – from which individual flies are pulled for the day’s fishing (see post here) I wanted to report on what I’ve found. I started with my saltwater flies, as I have a smaller assortment for sea-run cutthroat…

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Posted in Fishing Locations

Beach Fishing 101

When starting something new, one of the first questions to be considered is how to begin? The choice at the extremes comes down to plunging in or taking a class. In my case, I’ve always believed one can never know too much or learn too much, so I opted for…

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Posted in Gear

6 Weight Rods for Beach Fishing

Gig Harbor Fly Shop just reported the results of their recent shootout on beach rods used for sea-run cutthroat trout. Similar to river fishing when the wind and water are bigger or when sinking lines are used, the rod weight of choice for our salty fly fishers is 6 weight….

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