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Henry’s Fork Country

Last year, my wife and I fished the Henry’s Fork for the first time (see trip report). Thanks again to Justin Waters of the Gig Harbor Fly Shop for giving us recommendations for where to fish – particularly the Wood River Road. Today i came across the following video –…

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Fly Fishing The Greater Yellowstone: The Trip

Any journey, even to a familiar place, can lead to discovery, whether that discovery is seeing something new or learning something new – even about oneself. So it was with the trip my wife Terri and I took to Greater Yellowstone. Except for visiting our son and his family in…

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Red’s Rendezvous VII

Yesterday my wife and I drove over to the Yakima River canyon and Red’s Fly Shop for their seventh annual Rendezvous. As has been common for previous years, the day was filled with classroom presentations, beginner casting instruction, casting competition, vendor booths, and great food. As in past years, we…

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Bozeman Road Trip – And R. L. Winston Rod Company Tour

My son David, and his wife Jamie and daughter Bridget moved to Bozeman Montana last Spring. Two weeks ago I made a driving trip over to see them and their new house. A flight would have been quicker but I prefer driving and seeing the country whenever possible. And this…

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Red’s Rendezvous VI

Last Saturday, I attended Red’s Fly Shop Rendezvous VI. The Rendezvous is an annual event sponsored by Red’s at its fly shop and the Canyon River Ranch on the Yakima River. I’ve attended all but one of these events and every year it seems to get bigger and better. The…

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Chasing Salmon

This is our second autumn on the west side of Puget Sound and after only focusing on SRC and resident Coho last year, this is the year I’d go after the migrating Coho (pinks will be next year). First time out I went down to the Narrows on a cloudy…

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Father’s Day 2014

I have always thought of Father’s Day as one of the holidays manufactured for commercial purposes – though in reality all current holidays, which in Old English were holy days intended for religious observances, are now little more than retail opportunities intended to separate coin from consumer. Thanksgiving is the…

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Tacoma Narrows Morning

I went to the Narrows park this morning. Got there just after a high tide and no one was there. Gearing up I put a chum baby on my leader and walked down to the beach. Moving to the right I started seeing fish jumping to the near left. It…

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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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Red’s Rendezvous V

Yesterday we drove over to Ellensburg for Red’s Rendezvous V.  Sponsored by Red’s Fly Shop, and held at the fly shop and Canyon River Ranch on the banks of the Yakima River, this annual gathering provides instruction, casting competition, the IF4 fly fishing film festival, and presentations on trips and…

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