Product reviews

A few notes about some items I've used. The opinions expressed here are mine and are derived from direct use of the product during real world fishing conditions.--more

Setting up your stuff

Simple explainations and tables about fly lines, fly fishing leaders and knots. This is information I needed when I first started fishing so I decided to compile this list. Please note that there are many opinions, tables and charts available and the information provided here should be weighed against other knowlegable nuggets you dig up. This is a baseline. Expand from here.--more

Other special reports and features

Montana 2010--the Missouri River slide show

Montana 2009--the Missouri River slide show

Montana 2008--the Missouri River report
It was a great trip so I'll keep the words to a minimum and just let the photos tell the story.--more

Montana 2007--fly fishing the Missouri River
The fishing is great and the scenery is spectacular. There's not much more to ask for when we fished the Missouri River in Craig, Montana, with Big Sky Anglers. Guides Joe Moore and Greg Falls really know how to handle their drift boats and they put us onto some quality fish every day for five days. --more




Winter run, Pulaski, New York, December 3-5, 2010

The indicator went down. The rod went up. The fish was on.--more

Steelheading, New York, October 30-November 1, 2010
Bad weather usually triggers something in the trout's brain that tells it that it's time to eat. Sometimes.--more


Cold steel, Pulaski, New York, December 12-14, 2009

There's only one fish species on the planet that will push an angler to drive 300-plus miles up the ass end of a major snowstorm to fish from dawn to dusk in freezing conditions for three straight days--steelhead--more

The Salmon River, Pulaski, New York, November 14-16, 2009
I tag along with Jin and guide Greg Liu to pursue steelhead on the Douglaston Salmon Run--more


The Salmon River, Pulaski, New York, December 14-15, 2008
Your line freezes to the rod guides and the reel has just stopped turning because it is now a block of ice.--more

The Salmon River, Pukaski, New York, November 15-16, 2008
Heavy rain, plunging temperatures, wind, possible sleet and snow. Perfect steelhead weather.--more

The Salmon River, Pulaski, New York, October 18-19, 2008
The year is rapidly coming to a close. The morning air is crisp and cool and leaves are turning crimson and gold. This change also means it's time to put away the three and four-weight rods for awhile and break out the heavy artillery. It's steelhead time on the Salmon River.--more

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