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!
I stumbled across this trailer for Magnetic North, a five part series featuring everything that kicks ass about the land of the midnight sun. If you've ever been there, this video will speak to you.
I ended the season yesterday spending the day on the water with a good friend. Despite the cold temperatures and a very crowded river, I was lucky enough to land a beautiful wild winter buck on a huge string leech and missed another that grabbed my fly in the same run. It was a great way to put the year to bed! I'm taking it as a good omen for 2013.
Happy New Year!
I've been given the opportunity to interview with Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio this upcoming Wednesday at 6:00pm pacific time. The show's host Roger Maves has compiled a massive library of interviews with some great anglers from around the country. During this weeks show we'll be talking about Deschutes River steelhead and trout fishing.
A close friend of mine is selling an amazing piece of river front property on the Deschutes. This lot is the only remaining lot of its kind on the Lower 100 miles of the Deschutes! Along with outstanding views of the river and the canyon, its location is perfect for the trout house you've always dreamed of.
The property is located on First Street in Maupin, Oregon. approximate dimensions are 69 feet, by 150 feet, about .22 Acres. Utilities are in place, and readily available.
Asking $120,00.00 -Owners need to sell quickly, and are willing to consider reasonable offers.
I recently returned from filming Skagit Master 4 in the Great Lakes region. It was wonderful to reconnect with some of the rivers I once guided and fished. I also had the privilege of fishing and filming with a few of the best two-handed anglers in the Midwest including Dave Pinczkowski, Jeff Hubbard and Jay Niederstadt.