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Land of the Free

I’ve lived and traveled in the western United States for over 40 years. In that time, I’ve traveled parts of the Oregon Trail and the Lewis and Clark Trail. I’ve been to the areas where Indian wars were fought and the mountain men trapped for beaver. And along the way,…

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Chauvinist Flyfishermen

Amanda Monthei is an outdoor writer, flyfisher, skier and a wildland firefighter. In her latest blog post, she describes her experiences representing The Flyfish Journal at fly fishing shows in New Jersey and Atlanta. In particular, she describes her encounters with men who didn’t believe she actually fly fished; wanted…

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Merry Christmas 2017

May you have the best Christmas ever!

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Posted in General Comments Industry News and Rumors

No More Fly Fishing Barbie Dolls

The New York Times has an article on how women are the fastest-growing demographic in fly fishing. And like most other things in our society the growth of women participating in fly fishing will be good for everyone. Manufacturers such as Orvis, Patagonia, and Simms have increased the promotion and…

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Puget Sound Fly Fishing Fair

One of the great things about fly-fishing is the amazing amount of information there is about fish, the fisheries, and casting. There is always something more to learn. Books, magazine articles, videos, and knowledgeable friends can provide a good deal of that information. But there is something very special about…

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The Finer Points of the Client Guide Relationship

Continuing on the theme of the business side of fly fishing, Gink and Gasoline had a post concerning the relationship between client and guide. What holds true for a client/guide relationship in fly fishing holds true for any business relationship – communication and respect. And thinking about it a bit,…

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A Tatoo Remembrance and A Class Act

People get tattoos for any number of reasons, too many perhaps to articulate or even understand. As someone who has no tattoos and has no plan to get one, there is at least one purpose for a tattoo that I can understand – and that is for remembrance. I came…

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Wild Washington Steelhead in Decline…No Problem, Recommend for Consumption

The Wild Salmon Center has a recent article concerning a recommendation from the Seafood Watch from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in which wild steelhead were given a “Good Alternative” rating. This is astounding given the science that shows wild Washington steelhead are in decline. See the graph for the Hoh…

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Scott Radian Spey Rod

Rumors had been circulating for some time that Scott was bringing out a spey rod based on the Radian. It appears this is no longer a rumor.

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The Legend of Lefty: Anthrax and Groupies

A new profile of Lefty Kreh in Garden and Gun magazine has just been published. The more I read about this remarkable man, the more I wish I could get to meet him in person. There’s new information in this article, including how he was exposed to anthrax while working…

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