Photo of the Day: An Old “Junk” Split-Cane Rod Comes Good

Written by: Norm Willis

Norm Willis with a gorgeous 23-incher that was the first fish he ever caught on his “junk shop” split-cane rod.
Photo courtesy Norm Willis

On June 21st, 2013 while fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico, I decided to use my 71+-year-old Orvis “Manchester” non-impregnated split-cane rod (serial #0516). I found this three-tip beauty in a. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XI: Doc Thompson

Doc shows off a New Mexico high-country brown trout.
Photo courtesy Doc Thompson

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Here’s another round of profiles. Most of them are. . .

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Photo of the Day: Catching ‘Em Up at Cow Creek Ranch

This gorgeous rainbow fell for a size 8 Sculpzilla streamer.
Photo courtesy Dan from Albuquerque

[Editor’s Note: Blog reader “Dan from Albuquerque” sent in this great photo, and the story that goes along with it. If you have a great photo or story, here’s how to submit it.]

A few days ago I fortunate to spend a day fishing Cow Creek Ranch, about an hour out of Pecos, New Mexico. The property is home to a few miles of a little high mountain stream called Cow Creek, which tumbles through a narrow canyon at the top of the property and then. . .

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