Trout’s Spotlight: Cody Hoeckelberg

By: Oct 31, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Casting for Recovery is another reason we volunteer. 

Road Trip: Steelhead Part III

By: Oct 29, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Olympic Peninsula The Olympic Peninsula is the westernmost point of the contiguous United States and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and to the east by Hood Canal.  It is also home to big and wild steelhead.

10 Things I Learned While Fishing for Steelhead

By: Oct 26, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
At the end of every fly fishing trip I take, whether domestic or abroad, I find it usefull to take notes on the experience so you'll be better prepared the next time you make a similar journey.  After a 10 day trip to Northern British Columbia, here's my list of DO's and DO NOT's when chasing fall run steelhead: 1.  Canada is very cold in October, bring LOTS of clothing. 2.  When it is really cold out, beer tastes good, but whiskey tastes better. 3.  Fly...

Report from the “Dream Stream”

By: Oct 25, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Scott Willoughby wrote a great piece in the Denver Post about the late Charlie Meyers and co-author Kirk Deeter who wrote the Little Red Book of Fly Fishing.  Willoughby and Deeter spent the day on the "Dream Stream" and reflected on Meyers' approach to fishing and the new Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area.  It is well worth the read. Photo Scott Willoughby Between casts and occasional catches, conversation revolved around fishing, writing and the icon who brought...

Road Trip: Steelhead Part II

By: Oct 24, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This is part two of a three part introduction to travel in the Pacific Northwest that we covered here at the shop in early October.  The Klickitat River is located in Southern Washington and runs from near the base of Mount Adams to the Columbia River. It is also a great river to begin your steelhead journey if you are new to this hard fighting species.

Mark Your Calendars: November 1st

By: Oct 23, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd

Road Trip: Steelhead Part I

By: Oct 22, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We’ve had a number of people who missed our introduction to Steelhead presentation earlier this month inquire if we could make some of the information available.  No problem - it is primetime steelhead season in the Pacifc Northwest.  We’ll break it up into a three part series.  We’ll first talk about steelhead basics and the Deschutes River in Oregon.  In Part II we’ll cover the Klickitat River and Part III we’ll provide and introductory...

Streamer Fishing in Colorado is Blowing Up!

By: Oct 18, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fall fishing is here and the streamer fishing is picking up in Colorado.  Big fish are starting to bulk up for the winter and chasing down big meals... aggressively.  We decided it was a good idea to talk a little about streamer fishing.