Pro Tips: How to Fish the Skwala Hatch

The Skwala stonefly hatch may be one of the most anticipated of the year in the West and Northwest. Perhaps it’s because we’ve only recently brushed the snow off our coats and chipped ice out of our drift boats. Or maybe . . .

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Podcast: The Secret Life of Steelhead, with John McMillan

This week, my guest is noted steelhead angler and scientist John McMillen of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. John’s fascinating discussion of why steelhead do what they do (and the challenges they face) held me in absolute fascination. I am sure you’ll . . .

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Video: Giant Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Video: Giant Olympic Peninsula Steelhead
Author Phil MonahanPosted on April 17, 2019Categories Fly Fishing
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Here’s the second installment of the “Buffet Series” from Gilbert Rowley and Phil Tuttle. In this video, they chase wild steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, near Forks, Washington. Fishing with Orvis-endorsed guide service Chrome Chasers, they seem . . .

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Photos and Story: Cold Water on the Yakima

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


The author with a Yakima rainbow on a cold November day.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

What do you do when you’re upland bird hunting in Washington State but need to give the dogs a rest (this applies to your feet as well as the actual animals)? It’s an easy solution. Drive twenty minutes to the Yakima River, and experience the same amazing . . .

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