A day with the pros

When you walk around Sportsman’s Expos you have things in common with those around you even though “sportsman” is a very broad term. Those dudes with deep pockets don’t catch and release African beasts with .30/30 rifles, but you both at least like being outdoors and shake your heads at the $12 beer stands in…

Gear Review – Galvan Torque Large Arbor reel

On the “No Snagging Above This Point” sign at the mouth of Neck Creek in Alaska was a nest of mangled fly line that had been peeled from a reel by an ocean-fresh coho salmon. It wasn’t mine. I walked past the post to where the fly-fishermen go to toss flies at schools of salmon…

Showers are over-rated

Sure it’s nice to get home, clean up, maybe even eat a real meal but in a few days the river will be calling, and I will be unable to answer. The Upper Sacramento River is a good four hours from my place, so it’s not a day trip. From the early hits through the…