A small group of pacific northwest bamboo fly rod makers and collectors assemble each spring to inspect and cast bamboo fly rods.
Fly fishing for trout in Japan can be traced back at least to the fifteenth century, using a horsehair line attached to a bamboo rod.
Beaver ponds are an acquired taste. They are hard to find, hard to reach and hard to wade.
Over the years I have noticed that besides red and brown, neon pink or neon orange are the most successful colours in my flybox.
Forks is a scruffy town of 3,800 people named for three steelhead fly fishing rivers which join outside town: the Sol Duc, the Calawah and the Bogachiel.
Produced by Yvon Chouinard the film addresses wild fish, wild rivers and habitat destruction by fish farms.
Every time I walk into a fly shop I am magically attracted by the shelves of flies that are the backbone of a legitimate fly fishing store.
I own a 7 foot, 5 weight bamboo fly rod made by Anacortes, WA, rodmaker Tom Fulk. The rod is a lovely dark honey color with Tom’s characteristic red wrap scheme.
As winter drags on here in my northern clime, I increasingly find my thoughts drifting as I long for the warmer days ahead.
You’ve seen pictures of big pacific salmon in sports magazines. Chinook salmon can hit 20-40 lbs.