Northwest Fly Fishing

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

Homestead Lake, WA

By Josh McLellan

One early spring day while walking along a game trail on the rim above Homestead Creek—the feeder stream for Homestead Lake—I peeked over a lip of basalt and instantly startled a flock of some 100...

Posted by Glen Martin — October 27, 2015

Formidable Formicidae

By Don Roberts

As physician-poet Lewis Thomas so keenly observed, “Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war...

Posted by Glen Martin — October 27, 2015