One of the best parts of buying a new boat is the series of sea trials that accompany the purchase. The sea trial, also known as a shakedown cruise, is a way to test the boat to make sure that you know if you’re buying the one best suited to your needs.
Written by: Spencer Higa, Falcon’s Ledge
Amy tested the waters first, catching her inaugural trout on a fly.
Photos courtesy Falcon's Ledge
The photo above shows Amy's first fish on a fly rod, which she caught on a recent trip in Utah. Her son followed suit and caught his
first fish on a fly rod, too. This mother-son duo has just found. . .Read More »
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Listen, pay attention, be honest about your skills, and smile
. . .the goal is to have a good time, right?
Photo courtesy Linehan Outfitting
For some anglers, fishing with a guide can cause a little bit of anxiety. No one wants to make a stupid mistake or say something ridiculous in front of a guide because no one wants to be. . .Read More »
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Here's a sometimes beautiful trailer for an upcoming film about a fish that's not often discussed in fly-fishing circle: the Huchen (Hucho hucho
) or Danube salmon. A close relative of the taimen of. . .Read More »
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Known for their brilliant red spawning colors, sockeyes are also great fighters when hooked.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography
Although a trophy shot of an angler holding a bright-red sockeye salmon is impressive, the species is not usually considered one of the “glamour” game fish in Alaska and western. . .Read More »
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Sandy and his daughter, Ava, share in the excitement of a big, wild, mouse-eating brook trout.Photos by Sandy Hays
My friend Sandy Hays—whom I've known since high school and who has photographed many of my international fishing adventures—has a great love of mouse patterns, and he brings them along, . . .Read More »
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The freshwater drum does not get enough respect as a sport fish.
Written by: Wayne Thurber, Dos Amigos Anglers
This rainbow enjoys a dangerous diet. Can you believe it still ate a damselfly?
Photo by Wayne Thurber
On a recent fly-fishing trip, our client Doug caught this interesting rainbow. When I netted the fish, he reached into the mouth of the trout to remove the blue damselfly pattern. The first attempt was. . .Read More »
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Stoneflies are trout staples from coast to coast, and most anglers know that the most effective way to fish them is right on the bottom. The problem with this method, of course, is that you're. . .Read More »
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The boys from Hooké
are back with their first coldwater-fishing adventure for 2015. This time around it was Stuart and Emile’s turn to get their hands on their first Atlantic salmon. TheRead More »
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