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Wednesday
Feb252015

Keep wild steelhead wet! 

Infographic courtesy of Rich Simms

Wild winter steelhead enter our coastal rivers in a more mature condition and closer to spawn timing with fish sometimes caught within hours to days of freshwater entry or in their holding and spawning areas. This vulnerable condition makes them susceptible to loss in fry production by improper handling practices and exposure to air. Let’s work together to reduce our impact by keeping wild steelhead underwater.

Download the full-size image HERE.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Seven knots for attaching a fly to leader/tippet material, and how to tie them

This film shows how to tie 7 of the most popular fly fishing knots for attaching a fly to tippet material. Easy to see, and with clear directions, this is one of the best knot films out there. In addition, each knot finishes with a laboratory test that breaks the knot under a controlled environment - illustrating the relevant strength of each knot.

All knots tested in this film were tied in a piece of 10 lb RIO Steelhead/Salmon tippet material.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Roasty Toasty

A good back heat is a full body heat

Wednesday
Feb252015

GoPro Update 

In case you missed it, the new GoPro firmware update was released earlier this month.

If you have one of these cameras, you're going to be psyched!

LINK

Wednesday
Feb252015

Kick Plastic with Costa Sunglasses: Recycle and Reuse

Americans may be recycling more than ever before, but we're also making more trash than ever before. So even though we're getting better, our oceans continue to get worse—strangled by plastic bottles, bags and other trash.

As fishermen, we're in a unique position to do something about it.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Portraits of a Predator

Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) are a long lived, apex predator native to the Pacific Northwest, migrating from tiny tributaries to main stem sections throughout the changing seasons. Known for their aggressive nature by fly fishermen, underwater they are calm and confident.