Monthly Archives: July 2017

Fish Facts: Pink Salmon (Oncorhyncus gorbuscha)


Written by: Phil Monahan

The large hump in front of the dorsal fin on spawning males is the reason for the species’s nickname, “Humpy.”
Illustration by Timothy Knepp – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In the angling community, the pink salmon (Oncorhyncus gorbuscha) is not generally held in the same high esteem as its cousins, the Chinook, coho, and sockeye. However, the sheer. . .

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Master Class Monday: What Do You Do When You Don’t Have the Right Imitation?


Written by: Phil Monahan

What do you do when you don’t have the right fly–when you know exactly what the trout are eating but you don’t have the right imitation? An Elk-wing Caddis becomes a moth by flattening the . . .

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A Midsummer Trifecta of Fly Patterns

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


Tricos produce some of the largest spinnerfalls of the season.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia

If the fly fisher’s lexicon were ever available in written form, the unknowing reader would be amused, if not astounded, by the twisted definitions and associations fly fishers have ascribed to a certain . . .

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Podcast: Charley Perkins on Waterfowling and Lessons from a Life in the Outdoor Industry


Written by: Phil Monahan

Charley Perkins poses with his grandfather and outdoors mentor, Leigh Perkins, in Arkansas.

In his latest podcast, Reid spends some time with Orvis Hunting Product Developer Charley Perkins. Charley discusses his passion for waterfowl hunting, his innovations in hunting products, and . . .

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Podcast: Guiding for Permit, with Captain Will Benson


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Capt. Will Benson (right) shares the 2017 Del Brown Permit Tournament trophy with Mike Dawes.
Photo courtesy Will Benson

Okay, get ready for this because it’s a long one! I figured that since I had not done a podcast in a couple weeks I would give you your money’s worth, and this podcast includes a long interview . . .

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