Northwest Fly Fishing

Upper Powder River, WY

By Jeff Erickson

Like legendary outlaws, intrepid fly anglers crave outposts where they can periodically escape, but in their case it’s from marquee waters, ostentatious attitudes, and endless drift boat...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 01, 2017

Fish Food: Carp Candy

By Dennis Collier

In 1997, Barry Reynolds, Brad Befus, and John Berryman published Carp on the Fly: A Flyfishing Guide, illuminating the small, cultlike band of American fly fishers who clandestinely pursued...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 01, 2017

Pitt River, British Columbia

By Duane Radford

British Columbia’s Pitt River stands apart as a bull trout fishery, and it also offers excellent fishing for cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and steelhead, along with all five species of salmon native to...

Posted by Ann Sweeney — August 18, 2016

Trip of a Lifetime

By Mark B. Hatter

Fly fishing has been my lifelong passion, and I’ve tried for nearly four decades to inspire some modicum of that passion in my wife, Vicky. She’s fished with me over the years, but generally as...

Posted by Ann Sweeney — August 18, 2016

Carp Candy

By Jon Luke

The frustrating rejection a trout or bass can dish out when the feeding stops or a cold front moves in usually forces anglers to tear through their fly boxes in search of that magic fly. Carp can be just...

Posted by Glen Martin — April 21, 2016

Stinson Beach, CA

By Loren Elliott

A staple of my early childhood was day-tripping to Stinson Beach with my parents to enjoy the coast. These trips always included a surf-fishing component. We would bait hooks above...

Posted by Glen Martin — April 21, 2016

East Lake, OR

By Don Roberts

You can count on two things at East Lake: people, lots of them, and wind. Despite the ruggedness of the terrain and the heaps of pyroclastic rubble, Newberry National Volcanic Monument—where...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 19, 2016

Omak Lake, WA

By Mike Benbow

Omak Lake is the kind of place you dream about during winter. The reason is simple. On every trip, the lake offers a shot at catching a big fish. It’s the kind of place that leads anglers who’ve heard or...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 19, 2016

Scuds: Breakfast of Champions

By Don Roberts

You can buy a packet of three dozen or more live Gammarus specimens (aka scuds) on eBay for $15, with free shipping. Of course, a quick search online will reveal other sources: aquarium enthusiasts...

Posted by Glen Martin — December 22, 2015