Sockeye on the Fly by Dake Schmidt

One of the best places to target red salmon is the Pasagshak River, a 30 mile drive from town. The scenic drive along the coast is impressive. Lush green mountains rise from sea level, while bright chrome sockeye cruise the bay, jumping from time to time, announcing their presence. In Kodiak, sight fishing is king and without a good pair ... Read More »

The Mighty Skeena by Noel Gyger

This area held the world-record chinook salmon of ninety-two and one-half pounds; the record coho salmon which weighed in at twenty-five and one-half pounds; and a thirty-six pound steelhead. The community of Terrace, British Columbia, is located on its banks, farther to the west. Even average size fish in the Skeena region are considered trophies when compared to catches taken ... Read More »

Misconceptions of the Dolly Varden by James Pierce

There is much confusion as to whether Dolly Varden is in the char family or is it simply a bull trout? Fishermen and biologist have debated this question for years. Presently, the species that run these western Washington rivers are now classified by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife as bull trout, a separate species from Dolly Varden, but ... Read More »

Kings of Chrome, Atlantics??? by Brendan O’Farrell

I was halfway out to my slot, just as the river disappears into the giant bay, when Einstein yelled out, “Some dude was here this mornin’ with one of them there fancy fly reels (referring to my centre-pin), and a big pole, and hooked into a silver that just blew him apart!” Well—with the juices now flowing, realizing the possibility ... Read More »