I woke up this morning thinking back on the 2013 season. -It was a great year. After a fun winter steelhead season on the west side of the hills, we had one of the best Deschutes trout seasons ever. The river pumped out huge hatches and the trout responded. The adventure continued on my travels to Alaska and British Columbia. Then came my Deschutes steelhead season... It was incredible! We had some stellar days and yes, a few tough ones. However, over-all it was one of the better steelhead years I've had the opportunity to guide on the Deschutes.
Greg Senyo from Steelhead Alley Outfitters is known for his creative flies and the numerous fly tying products he has helped create for Hareline Dubbin. I had the great pleasure of fishing with Greg on his home waters during the filming of Skagit Master 4. Outside of being a jedi fly tier, he's one hell of a Spey angler.
My hosted trips for 2014 are rapidly filling up! Now is the time to make your fishing vacation plans for next season.
A while back there was a publication called Wild Steelhead and Salmon Journal. It was a wonderful magazine that quenched our thirst for all things dealing with catching anadromous fish on the fly. The oldest copies were full format -super bad ass.
If you're like me, you probably still have a stack of them in your fly tying room or next to the shitter.
Living in Oregon is a privilege... We are so fortunate to have friendly people with a strong sense of community. More so, Oregon is simply a beautiful place to call home. Oregon Project Dayshoot+30 aims to show a day in the life of Oregonians. Hundreds of photographers were out shooting this past monday capturing all the goodness of the state. If all goes as planned, the collection of images will become a book. Its a pretty cool concept.
I recently spent a wonderful early summer day chasing Deschutes trout with the author of Memoirs of a Fly Girl. Her blog is about love, life and fly fishing... A nice change of pace from the "how to" centric trend in blogs today. I also truly enjoyed her recent posts on the Olympic Peninsula and adventures in Washington prior to heading to the Deschutes. Her writing his both thoughtful and provocative.
Thanks again for a fun day Marci!
Check it out if you have a minute... memoirsofaflygirl.wordpress.com/
Now is the time to tell the EPA and President Obama to permanently protect commercial and sport fishing jobs worth more than $500 million a year from the Pebble Mine. As anglers, it's our duty to act as stewards of the resources we love. Please take five minutes out of your day to voice your opinion! The public comment for the EPA's environmental assessment closes Friday, May 31.
Simms Fishing Products has built their brand by making waders, clothing and gear that can withstand the constant abuse that fishing guides dole out. -"The choice of professional guides worldwide" isn't just a tag line, at the Simms factory in Bozeman, Montana -it's their mission statement. Leave it up to Simms to throw a three day event to thank guides for their support.
My good friend Ed Hepp is a graphic designer and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. Ed also happens to be a rabid fly fisherman and one hell of an artist. In fact, he did the Larimer Outfitters logos. Outside of freelancing, Ed showcases his creative talents through art prints, cell phone covers and t-shirts. While he has some beautiful fly fishing art, don't miss his other thoughtful designs.
Its been a while since the Fly Fishing Show has been to the Northwest. I'm headed up to the Seattle this weekend armed with the Airflo booth and a bunch of fly lines. Stop by the booth and test drive a line, weld some sink-tips or just say hello if you make to the show!