Monthly Archives: August 2015

The River Will Teach You If You Watch

Guest Blogger: Joe Dellaria

I am a scientist. Years of training have engrained a habit of being observant. Many times small observations make or break an experiment. It was natural for me to apply this to trout fishing. Friends and family laugh when they see me walk a stream shore. I am always stumbling on something as I am looking at the water for fish or structure. It’s even worse when I try doing the same thing while driving by a river. more…

Put a “Zing!” in Your Cast

Zing 1Guest blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

We were fishing a deep pool together on the Firehole at dawn on an early June morning. I was but 15 feet upstream from Bruce Richards and in the quiet of dawn I could hear the ”Zing” through his guides as he threw a large streamer across the pool.
There was a “Zing” in my casts as well. We were both fishing Scientific Anglers textured fly lines. His was a floating “Sharkwave”, mine a “Mastery Textured Streamer Express.”  As we drove into Yellowstone early that June morning, Bruce, the former fly line designer for SA for over 33 years, now retired in Bozeman talked about textured fly lines. more…

Wild at Heart

Guest Blogger: Mike Vorhis, Fly Fisher & Author, FreeFlight Publishing

We motor great distances in search of wild trout, and we boast when we fool one as big around as our thumb. Yet like with so many other ballyhooed truths, at some point I began to wonder whether the preference for “wild” was all it was cracked up to be. more…