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Shad fishing, Columbia River (Photo credit: Peter Syka)
Like most things fishing, questions about shad, another profligate exotic here in the Columbia River…
Wild steelhead remain the best hope for the future of the species.
Epigenetics gets at the fact that although the genetic makeup of steelhead raised in either…
Tucker Smith, The Refuge, 1994, oil on canvas, 36 x 120 inches, JKM Collection©, National Museum of Wildlife Art (Image cropped to fit)
Tucker Smith’s Painting, The Refuge, Has Taken to the Road
One of the most important paintings in the collection of the National Museum of Wildlife…
Post-spawn steelhead, Thirty Mile Creek
Miracles on Thirty Mile Creek
A recent WRC acquisition, in my neck of the woods, includes the second of two…
Double Tapers: Still the best line for trout fishing?
Lest We Forget: In Praise of Double Tapers
During the dozen or so years I taught wannabe fly fishers the rudiments of the…
“Look at how pink the pelvic and anal fins are.”
The True Story
I’ve sat in on two Zoom presentations this past month, each one packed with information…
Growing up in southern California, I always had a fairly ambiguous relationship with opening day.…
"Back Slough" shows Mercer's appreciation of the pictorial drama inherent in high horizons.
Galen Mercer Looks Back on 2020
Yet the outdoorsman within artist Galen Mercer reminds us that when borders started closing, “Through…
Wildfowlers know that the first Federal Duck Stamp was created in 1934 by J.N. "Ding" Darling.
J. N. “Ding” Darling, Jealousy, and the Mangrove Cuckoo
Years before becoming familiar with the Federal Duck Stamp Act, I gathered seashells along the…
The return of trade shows is good news – even if most fly fishers can probably get by without another new rod.
Back in Business
In news last week that promises to lift the spirits of the business side of…
Modern soles on wading boots are just one way anglers can help prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species.
State and federal agencies throughout the West have made the battle against invasive aquatic species…
Stand up paddle boards can carry even timid anglers to uncrowded water.
Old Dogs, New Tricks
The first time I saw a stand-up paddle board, or SUP, used for fishing, I…
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