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PBS Report: “Trout and Drought”

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

PBS aired a report Friday called Trout and Drought.  This report examines the relationship between global warming and the Montana trout fisheries.  I thought the report was informative, featuring interviews with fly fishing guides, farmers, and politicians.
A couple of key points:

A longer summer drought increases water temperatures, which we know is not good for trout
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Declining interest in Flyfishing?

July 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is a new blog about fly fishing. I’ve seen many new fly fishing sites pop up in the past year. Seemingly, in my world, fly fishing is growing. However, we also see many fly shops closing. Is interest in fly fishing waning?
According to Google Trends, internet searches have declined about 45% since 2004. The [...]

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Spey Casting – Take a class

May 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Summary
Last fall, I went Steelhead fishing in Maupin, Oregon on the Deshutes. I used a Spey rod for the first time, and highly recommend using spey casting for this type of fishing (swinging streamers on large rivers). I also highly recommend starting with a class – the learning curve is a bit steep.
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This could be heaven or this could be hell

March 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

A couple of years ago, my buddy and I had plans to fish on a Saturday in the fall. It was a bit early in the season, but there were possibly steelhead in the river. At least there were half-pounders. I was looking forward to this trip, the summer had been long and hard having [...]

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