Jun 07, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Look to the Upper Columbia For Summer Salmon Action

By Dave Graybill No other season attracts more anglers to the upper Columbia River than when the summer-run and sockeye salmon seasons open on July 1st every year. While most salmon seasons are announced by Emergency Regulations on the upper Columbia, the summer-run salmon earned a permanent listing in the...

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Jan 18, 2014 by Rob Endsley
7 Ways to Piss off your Guide!

Wanna piss off your next hunting or fishing guide? Here's a few tried and true tactics that work every time: The Low-Holer There are very few things that will piss of a fishing guide more than a Low-Holer. A Low-Holer is the customer that plays stupid but their true intention...

Oct 15, 2013 by jdarr
New Driftboat – Tricked to the Hilt

By Josiah Darr. When it comes to drift boats there are a fairly endless number of options and accessories available if you have the money and are willing to spend it. Do you want a metal boat? Fiberglass? Maybe a classic wooden boat? Willie and Koffler make great aluminum boats...

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May 10, 2013 by flyfishsteelhead
Summer Steelhead – North Fork Strategies

By Dennis Dickson As the oldest flyfishing stream in the country, The North Fork of the Stilly is steeped in tradition, known for its wild summer steelhead of Deer Creek. This is a passionate subject for me. Not only was I fortunate enough to fish this river as a youth,...

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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...

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 16, 2013 by flyfishsteelhead
Dickson’s Flyfishing Report

By Dennis Dickson The Bitter Sweet The good news is: A very nice pulse of late winter native steelhead have shown up in the lower Skagit river, just before the season closure. Big brawly steelhead. The kind that when you see them you think, "Must be Sauk fish with their...

Feb 09, 2013 by jdarr
For the Love of the Game!

By Josiah Darr Mountain climbing.... Back to the roots When I was a wee little lad, barely cutting my tiny teeth in the world of steelhead fishing, I used to see the armada of drift boat launching at various points in the river and think to myself that there wasn't...

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Jan 24, 2013 by JPrincen
Going with the “Flow”

By Joseph Princen The past few weeks have been nothing short of challenging, trying to persuade those silvery ghosts to commit to the presentation you spent hours prepping, tying, wrapping and curing. One thing is certain, when it all works out there is nothing more spectacular than rolling fresh chrome...

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