Think Outside the Box

Autumn is one of the best times of the year to fish with streamers. Many anglers get trapped in a rut and rarely do anything but nymph-fish. It’s important to remain open-minded, experiment with your tactics and techniques, and think outside the box from time to time. During the autumn months, I typically carry a…

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Alaska Sportman’s Lodge 2018

As you travel down river the crystal-clear Kvichak River (pronounced Kwee-Jack) about 4 miles from majestic Lake Iliamna, Alaska’s largest lake, you will find Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge nestled intimately upon the ridge overlooking this vast pristine wilderness of south western Alaska. This area is known throughout the world as the pinnacle of sport fishing for…

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Tippet Tips

My streamside companions routinely ask me what tippet I use? They are often curious if I use fluorocarbon or nylon and what sizes I use and carry with me. This blog post unveils my tippet preferences and fishing strategies. With regard to the brand name, I use Scientific Anglers tippet. I’m especially fond of the…

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There are a few spots left for Patagonia 2018

Pat Dorsey Patagonia Fly Fishing Trip

There are still a few spots left to join Pat and Kim Dorsey in Patagonia (Argentina) for a trip of a lifetime! Fly fishing in the heart of Patagonia is a unique experience. When you visit Rio Manso Lodge, you will have the opportunity to fish a variety of fisheries including small streams, large rivers,…

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Cheesman Canyon Sediment Update

As many of you are aware, on July 6, 2018 nearly 4 inches of rain fell over the Hayman Fire Burn Scar causing huge sediment slides in Cheesman Canyon. Within hours, the decomposed granite was entering the river and reeking havoc on one of Americas top trout streams. The good news is Denver Water stepped…

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