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 the 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)→
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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