The Sasquatch Encounter

by Erik Barrus My favorite place to fly fish in Montana is a small mountain lake called Cabin Lake up the west fork of Thompson River. The lake is rife with native westslope cutthroats that fight like you stole their lunch money. I have been going to this lake at least once a year since I was sixteen years old. I have camped there many times; seeing bears, mountain goats, moose, and mule deer. It truly is my favorite place in the world. Having lived my whole life in northwestern Montana I grew up in the woods; hiking barely-worn trails,...

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Fish Stories #1

Photo by Dylan Rakes    In this edition of Fishing Stories we have 2 poems by Thomas Watts dedicated to one of our favourite fish, the brook trout!   Untitled #1    No wonder brook trout are dearly loved & so they should be.   In a world with diminishing light, they remain shrouded in mystery & magic, their sides and backs are adorned with galaxies of distant stars & constellations.    Truly the last of the remaining magical beasts, that this world has to offer.   - Thomas Watts   Untitled #2   When my eyes grow tired of...

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Fly Of The Month

The Akroyd

By Kenzie Kozera   Originating in 1878, the Akroyd was a creation of Mr. Charles Akroyd and quickly became one of the most common patterns to swim ...

The Blue Jay Wet Fly, A Beautiful Fly With A Long History

by Fred Klein   The Blue Jay fly is a beautiful fly pattern with origins unknown but likely in the British Isles, as with many old patterns. The fi...

The Cascade

by Kenzie Kozera A creation of Ally Gowan, this flashier cousin of his uber-famous "Ally’s Shrimp" was described by Gowan as having a flowing effec...

The Blue Charm

By Kenzie Kozera When a fly has been in use for more than a century, you can bet it works! Originating in the United Kingdom, the Blue Charm is no...