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The Best Small Stream Fishing in Washington (Part 2 of trout fishing series)

These 5 Small Stream Creeks and Rivers Give the Classic Fly Fishing Experience

Small Stream By Will Jukes

Updated. We spend a lot of time around here talking about fishing the big rivers in the Columbia River basin, or the open waters of the Pacific Coast.  And why wouldn’t we?  They’re great fisheries, and unique to small streamthe Pacific Northwest.  Small stream fishing – little fish, tight casts, long hikes and 2 to 4-weight rods – often takes a backseat.  It’s easy enough to find those streams in other states, places like Colorado, Idaho and Montana.  So why spend time on that when Washington has so much of its own fishing to offer? Continue reading The Best Small Stream Fishing in Washington (Part 2 of trout fishing series)

Central Texas Fly Fishing, Part One

 With Beautiful Scenery and Fantastic Diversity, Central Texas is a Diamond in the Rough for Fly Fishermen

Central Texas by Will Jukes

It’s understandable that Texas doesn’t make the shortlist of great fly fishing states.  Lacking native trout and salmon, we have nothing to offer anglers going after the traditional species of fly fishing.  But hidden in the state’s big middle is the central Texas Hill Country, 18,000 square miles of limestone and granite hills clear to emerald green freestone streams.  Awash with bass, panfish, catfish and carp, these streams offer a surprisingly classic kind of fly fishing, as well as challenges not to be found elsewhere. Continue reading Central Texas Fly Fishing, Part One

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In the Wake of Malheur, Klamath Dam Protests are Troubling

While Small, a Recent Protest of the Klamath Dam Removal Project Highlights Lingering Conflict

Klamath Dam by Will Jukes

The announcement of an unprecedented effort to remove four dams from the Klamath River was met with general enthusiasm, getting positive mentions from local conservationists as well as more mainstream outlets like National Geographic and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Including this site. But some farmers, ranchers and right wing activists were less enthused, an on April 19th gathered outside the Siskiyou County Courthouse to protest the deal.  The plan, which will free up over 400 miles of steelhead habitat in Northern California and Southern Oregon, will also drain the reservoirs that currently supply irrigation water to much of the surrounding area.  The government has guaranteed that water will be provided from other sources, but the protestors, egged on by conspiracy theories and militia rhetoric, were unconvinced. Continue reading In the Wake of Malheur, Klamath Dam Protests are Troubling

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4 Money Saving Ideas for DIY Fly Fishing Gear

These Simple DIY Tricks Are Dead Useful and Dirt Cheap

By Will Jukes

I realized that fly fishing is an expensive habit the first day I tried to buy a deer hair popper.  My preferred fly shop didn’t have one for less than $10 dollars, nor did the shop on the other side of town.  This may have been one of Hemmingway’s favorite pastimes, but a modern writer’s salary has often forced me to put off critical maintenance because I couldn’t afford line care products. Continue reading 4 Money Saving Ideas for DIY Fly Fishing Gear

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3D Printing Fly Reels With Michael Hackney

Does 3D Printing Have A Future in Fly Fishing? Michael Hackney Thinks So

Editors note; This interview was previously published. In Anglers Club Magazine

By Will Jukes

For all the quaint Norman Rockwell imagery that hangs around the sport, there’s always been a strain of fisherman eager to adopt new technology. Dupont was marketing the first synthetic monofilament lines within a year of inventing nylon. For other examples, see fish sonar and Kevlar or graphite rods. Continue reading 3D Printing Fly Reels With Michael Hackney

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