Fly Fishing for Albacore Tuna

In this three part series, Capt. Nick Clayton breaks down the ins, outs, and sideways of a day on the water targeting albacore on a fly rod.  This fishery off the Washington and Oregon Coast is growing in popularity with fly anglers, but there is still a whole lot you may not know to expect out there.

Rod Review: The New ECHO Trout X

This freshly released new rod series from ECHO just hit the scene in November 2022.  Read this in-depth review to see how it does against some of the top rods on the market!

Trip Spotlights

Fly Fishing & Trekking in Gabon west Africa

“…..this is Dylan. I don’t suppose you want to got to Africa with me to chase monster tarpon from the beach and then track gorillas in the jungle with pygmy trackers at the end of the month?”

A Little Blue Line to the Salt

As a kid I fished the resident cutthroat population this water offers, but seldom ventured towards the mouth. And thus an afternoon outing before a family get-together turned into a two day obsession working the skinny water into the tidal salt.

Getting in to fly fishing and have questions?

So, you're new to fly fishing?

Not long ago I was new to fly fishing myself. It seemed like the thing to get into when I relocated to the Pacific Northwest. I had no clue what to do, not that I know much more now. I started out with a 5wt rod, reel and line combo with a starter video on casting.

"I have this particular rod. What's the best fly line for it?"

I always struggle with the response, because this is a flawed question. As a flawed person, often my response isn’t ideal. But you’re ok to ask it, because you likely don’t know enough at this point to know the right question to ask. And that is ok! Learning is a big part of the fun of this sport!

Catch & Release Fish Handling Techniques

Proper fish handling techniques are simple and can be applied across species. The more techniques you employ increases the likelihood that released fish will survive to spawn (or be caught again). Keeping sportfish populations strong begins with individual fish.

Ask our community!

Is there anything you’re curious about in your journey to learn this sport?  Our community is eager to help get you dialed in!  Don’t hesitate to ask!

Tasty Eats & Drinks

Smoked Salmon Chowder

We lost all of our non-smoked meat in the 3-day power outage, so it’s time to stretch what we have until the freezers are full again.

So, smoked salmon chowder it is.

Gear Reviews

The New ECHO Trout X

This freshly released new rod series from ECHO just hit the scene in November 2022.  Read this in-depth review to see how it does against some of the top rods on the market!