Category Archives: Interviews

Dry Fly Fishing with Pete Cardinal, Missouri River’s Senior Expert

Dry Fly Fishing with Pete Cardinal, Missouri River’s Senior Expert

This is a nice article about fly fishing with Pete Cardinal. It first appeared in Dream Sporting Trips. We were attracted to it by a quote from Pete “My clients really want as much dry fly fishing as I can find them, and the favorite is stalking large browns in very shallow water.” Enjoy!      Republished with permission. Continue reading Dry Fly Fishing with Pete Cardinal, Missouri River’s Senior Expert

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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Reservation Battles Nestlé Over Fishing Rights

Warm Springs Reservation Battles Nestlé Over Columbia Fishing Rights

By Will Jukes

“One day it just popped into my head,” said Elke Kirk, telling us last week about his inspiration to become a fishing guide on the Deschutes River. “We’ve got this great natural resource, 39 miles of water all to ourselves.” Continue reading Reservation Battles Nestlé Over Fishing Rights

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Meet Elke Kirk, Salmonfly Master

Elke Kirk Has Made a Living Out of Salmonfly Fishing, But He’s Made a Life Out of Helping Others

By Will Jukes

For the average person, the salmonfly must be a nightmare. Massive, winged and hairy, with what looks like a pair of stingers coming out the back (don’t worry, they’re not) the salmonfly packs everything people find revolting about roaches, flies, and wasps. For fly fishermen, though, they’re a gift. These meaty bugs provide a filling meal for salmon and trout. Often they’re the best non-fish energy source in a river system, and much easier to catch. The salmonfly draws anglers from across the country for the hatch in Montana, Washington and Idaho, for some of the most decadent dry fly fishing to be had anywhere. It’s become an institution.

And for Elke Littleleaf Kirk, it’s become a way of life. Continue reading Meet Elke Kirk, Salmonfly Master

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New Film Follows Oregon Fly Fisherman to Battlefields of France

 Oregon Fly Fisherman and WWII Vet Fishes the Rivers of Normandy

By Will Jukes

World War II veteran Frank Moore was 92 when he made his return to France in 2013. He went to see old battlefields and the place where he met his wife Jeanne, but he had another mission as well: to fly fish the rivers of France that had impressed him 70 years before. That’s the story told in Mending the Line, a documentary film set to premier next Wednesday at the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Continue reading New Film Follows Oregon Fly Fisherman to Battlefields of France

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