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Jake Watrous
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A no-frills 8'4" 7wt Bass rod...or is it something more? Echo says the "B" in their new “Eight Four-B” fly rods stands for Bass, but it's the dead of winter. I set out to see what else the B could stand for, taking it on beaches, boats, and even steelhead rivers. So, is the Eight Four...
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Evan Burck
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This is the first of what will be a quarterly article on helping you know what fly fishing opportunities are potentially worth checking out. While each state, Oregon especially, has a lot of area to cover, we hope to give you a general idea of fisheries that are worth exploring at the very...
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Billy
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Happy to say we are blessed with another amazing SBS of what looks like a killer spin on a classic by @Kfish Hook: Ahrex SA 280 Minnow #1/0 or similar short shank hooks Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk 6/0 white Tail: 6 olive hackles, 2 grizzly olive hackle, 1 wide webby olive hackle Flash: Polar...
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Tim L
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Playing the Stillwater Game from Scratch Pt 1: Gearing Up Lakes for the Rest of Us... The rest of us – let’s start there. You fly fish, but recently picked it up, we’ll say you are somewhere in year one. Or maybe you’re somewhat of a veteran fly fisher, but the allure of lakes never really...
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Evan Burck
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Spring in Oregon might just offer the most variety of any of the seasons when it comes to fly fishing opportunities. Most of the fisheries happening during the first three months of the year are still happening in some capacity, and several more are coming to life. No matter which region of...
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Evan Burck
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I had put myself "in line" to be notified of when the long time out-of-stock Outcast Clearwater boat was available for purchase. I was given the expectation they'd be available early 2023... But I got an email in the fall of 2022. I was not financially prepared for such a move, because that's...
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Smalma
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Skagit Bull Trout Primer Ch 1: The Early Years In the North Cascades it is winter. On a Skagit basin stream located above 2,000 feet elevation, the forest floor and stream banks have been snow covered for months and the water itself stands just barely above freezing. The clean and stable gravel...
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Dave Westburg
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There are more than 1,500 lakes in Washington State above 2,500 feet in elevation. Many of these high lakes are stocked or have natural trout populations. Here's what you need to know to take advantage of this opportunity. The fish WDFW doesn't stock brook trout any more in high lakes because...
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