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Skagit River bull trout fly fishing and practicing spey casting

Fishing the Skagit River with local fly fishing guide and outfitter, Ed Megill of Cascades Fly Fishing for bull trout and steelhead.

Short video clip of a bull trout fly fishing catch and release

Here is a short video of the catch and release of a small bull trout from earlier this week. It’s actually been snowing in the mountains this week, so between that and the rivers blowing out from heavy rain the fishing has been a little slow lately.

Salmon flesh banquet for trout

Monday morning was spent hiking along the banks of my local river, searching for steelhead and trout. The river has been flooded recently with a deluge of salmon flesh, making light pink and peach dead drifted patterns a good option.

A bull trout kind of day

I had the opportunity to get out on the river this past Saturday, and took the granted opportunity to swing flies for steelhead on one of the local rivers near my home. There have been reports of steelhead trickling in, so I figured it would be good to get out and practice my casting for the day.

River Silvers and Chum salmon on the fly and jig

Early Saturday, fly fishing was the name of the game, so I brought along my trusty St. Croix Imperial and a box full of my recently dubbed “Coho Thunder” flies. So far this season, the Coho Thunder has accounted for some nice coho, searun cutthroat, rainbows and dollies.

It’s almost winter swingin’ time…

It’s getting cold outside, and it’s starting to remind me of winter swinging time. Really looking forward it…

An October day of fishing for Nooksack river Coho salmon

An October day of fishing for Nooksack river Coho salmon as well as photos from the Nooksack river of hatchery silver salmon and scenery.

Stone Creek Halcyon Fly Reel Review

Review: The Stone Creek Halcyon fly reel is a mid-priced, large arbor fly reel for the intermediate to advanced angler who wants a good, solid reel without breaking the bank.

Fly fishing for Tarpon in Puerto Rico

When I was in Puerto Rico last month, I had the opportunity to fish for a few minutes along one of the local beaches. Lucky for me, there was a school of small Tarpon hanging out along the beach in easy casting range. The following video shows me catching one of the small tarpon out […]

Skagit River pink salmon fly fishing on the swing and twitch

Hooking a Skagit river pink salmon on the swing with the double hand rod was probably the highlight of the day. This seems unusual for pink salmon, since generally humpies tend to like a twitching up and down type movement of the fly.