May 30, 2018 by Jason Brooks
High Country Trout!

High Country Trout by Jason Brooks With Memorial Day weekend over and the “unofficial” start of summer it is time to dust off the hiking boots and fill up the backpacks. A higher than normal snow pack is coming off of the mountains quickly as May turned out to be...

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Dec 02, 2013 by Rob Endsley
A Boat Launching Nightmare!

I just ran across this photo from a flyfishing trip I took years ago to the Green River in Utah. While the Utah Parks Gastapo was busy searching our boat for beer, order cigarettes, and porn this rig pulls up with two driftboats in tow. "Where the hell are we...Mars?",...

Nov 27, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Winter Steelhead: Sight vs. Smell

An interesting question came up on my Facebook page the other day that's often talked about amongst us steelhead fanatics. What's the most important factor in getting a winter steelhead to strike...sight or smell? I would say without a doubt that sight, and more importantly presentation, is the biggest factor...

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Apr 24, 2013 by flyfishsteelhead
Fly Fishing Bears

By Dennis Dickson Fly fishing BC steelhead rivers is so magical. Sure, we have had our rain outs, wash-outs, busted boats, and broken vehicles. Somehow, these memories all jumble up in a warm and fuzzy place, and I can enjoy them time and time again. As I get older, I...

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Apr 15, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Dickson to Offer Float Trip for Wounded Vets

Wounded Warriors Grande Ronde River 4 day Wilderness Float Trip Grand Ronde River, Washington July 29-August 3 2013 The purpose of this special adventure is to raise awareness for the  Wounded Warriors program. As a full time river outfitter I have spent the last 23 years rafting guests down many...

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Mar 07, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Flyfishing Leaders – The Steelhead Connection

By Dennis Dickson I would like to think my success in helping anglers find and catch steelhead has improved over time. I will openly admit, as a biologist I study  "cause and effect", "stimulus and response". I don't mind adhering to tradition as long as my personal experience concludes that...

Mar 02, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Northwest Outdoor Report

“B” Run Steelhead Trickling into the Cowlitz Phil Stephens from Mystical Legends Guide Service says there’s some really big three-salt hatchery steelhead cruising up the Cowlitz River right now. The “B” run on the Cowlitz just got started and while most of the guides are only picking up a few...

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Feb 27, 2013 by Rob Endsley
River Etiquette 101

By Dennis Dickson I was floating a popular run on the Sauk River one spring day. The April morning found the river in prime shape and I knew the flyboys were going to be out in numbers. As we rounded the corner of a long bar, there near the bottom...

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Feb 12, 2013 by flyfishsteelhead
Dickson’s Flyfishing Report

By Dennis Dickson And so it goes. Well, I am back to writing weekly fishing reports again. I hope you find them informative if not entertaining. The Puget Sound river season is coming to a close early, again. The bright news is, The Queets on the Olympic Peninsula is posed...

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Oct 06, 2012 by Rob Endsley
Northwest Outdoor Report

Man Loses Eye Shooting at Salmon A 51 year old man is recovering from injuries he received while shooting at salmon with a .22 caliber rifle on the Deschutes River near Olympia last Sunday. The man took a shot at what he thought was going to be dinner, only the...

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