Northwest Fly Fishing

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

Flint Creek, MT

By Jeff Erickson

One of the wonderful aspects of Montana fly fishing is that—in addition to justifiably famous rivers such as the Madison, Yellowstone, and Missouri—there are dozens of smaller streams that...

Posted by Glen Martin — August 16, 2015

Little Ku River, AK

By Will Rice

As the floatplane took off, headed for our pickup point some 7 miles downstream, Tom, the head guide, told us, “The sockeyes are dropping their eggs, so there will be plenty of trout in...

Posted by Glen Martin — August 16, 2015

Ana River, OR

By Troy B. Jordan

Barreling down Oregon Route 31, heading southeast of Bend, Oregon, to the Ana River, Ryan and I vaguely remember our last time fishing together—it has been too long, we decide. Our conversation...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 21, 2015

Blackfoot River, MT

By Michael Hamilton

As if on cue, my streamer disappeared in a swirl. “It’s a nice cutthroat,” I remarked somewhat indifferently. “Wait a minute. Holy crap, there’s a huge bull trout trying to eat it!” What happened...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 21, 2015

Lincoln Park, WA

By Loren Elliott

Washington boasts many truly remote waters—lakes and streams off the beaten path, reachable by driving a few hours and hiking a few more. Oftentimes life doesn’t afford the...

Posted by Glen Martin — April 15, 2015