Dressing for the Pacific Northwest

As a pro fishing guide & charter captain I have clients from all over the USA and beyond who fish with me.  While we provide everything for clients to fish, they must be dressed for the weather.  We stress being prepared for the weather and dressing appropriately so you will enjoy your day. Those who engage in outdoor activities…

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Are you ready for waterfowl season?

Are you ready for waterfowl season? Waterfowl season is just around the corner.  It is time to make sure your gear is ready. We often take our waterfowl hunting for granted because we can go waterfowl hunting on short notice and often close to home.  It is easy to get to the duck blind and realize you have forgotten…

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Balance Your Fishing Gear

Balance Your Fishing Gear was originally published March 2013. I fish with a lot of people from all over the country.  Occasionally, I receive comments about the setups and gear we are using when fishing for steelhead and salmon. Statements like “This barrel swivel seems really small.” or “I never would have thought we could catch such big fish…

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Reading Water

Reading Water was originally published March 2013 Reading water seems like a daunting task.  What are the fishing experts and writers talking about?  At some point in our fishing endeavors, we have all started with the concept of reading water.  Depending on how it is explained, we either understand the information quickly or we continue to struggle. Many anglers…

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Rod Tip Damage – Pro Tip

Rod Tip Damage was originally published March 2013 We have all reeled in our gear and over-reeled our swivel into the first eye on the rod.  For some unfortunate anglers this first eye on the rod has been damaged, or at the very least you are now trying to dislodge your snap or barrel swivel from the first eye….

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Tangled Lines – Pro Tip

Tangled Lines was originally published March 2013 Do you fish from a boat and tangle up your line with that of your fishing partners? Have you wondered how fishing guides on the river can fish so many guys without having a tangled mess on every drift? Well here is the key.  Use rods and reels that are all setup…

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