Hanford Reach: The Monument, The River, The Region

Columbia River near Hanford Reach

With summer activities now in reach, the opportunities to get out and explore are out there. One area well worth discovering is the Hanford Reach in the eastern half of Washington State. Hanford Reach abounds with sights and activities along … Continue reading

Fishing Guide For Beginners: Catching Your First Fish

Fishing is a great hobby to get into, no matter the time. It’s inexpensive, easy to learn, and it gives you another fantastic reason to explore the great outdoors. Assuming you eat what you catch, fish can also provide you … Continue reading

Salmon Culture of Murakami, Japan

Salmon have been swimming upstream to lay their eggs throughout the mountainous archipelago nation of Japan for thousands of years. The ruby-red eggs and succulent pink flesh of these powerful swimmers are more than just a source of delicious protein. … Continue reading

Fly Fishing In Montana, Queen of the Golden West

I can’t remember any summer vacations growing up that weren’t spent in Montana. The family would rent a motorhome, and we’d drive from one river to another for the first two weeks in August. As flyfishermen, it was the ultimate … Continue reading

The Best Places for Fly Fishing in the U.S.

When fly fishing began, fly fishers only went after trout. However, now enthusiastic fly fishers catch boneheads, tarpon, salmon, and other fish as well. There are many places where one can use one’s skills at presenting a fly or bait … Continue reading

Salmon and Trout Fishing on and Around the River Ullapool

Ullapool on the shores of Loch Broom is one of the main tourist spots in Ross-shire in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a popular haunt for hill walkers as the area close by is largely mountainous with some inspiring views. The … Continue reading

Favorite Fall Patterns for Fly Fishing Western Streams in the U.S.

Fall brings some of the years best fly fishing on western rivers. The cooler temperatures make for active and feisty trout. Carrying the right patterns will help prevent the frustration of going fishless and allow you to take full advantage … Continue reading

America’s Foreign Country: Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin

For more than 18 miles, concrete and steel columns holding up Interstate 10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette in Louisiana rise out of a swamp. Not just any wetland, but the Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp, which covers a third of … Continue reading

Blakewell: Premier Fly Fishing in North Devon

Call me biased, but the climate in my home county of Devon is ideal for venturing into the great outdoors. There is also the added bonus of glorious scenery. On a peaceful summer afternoon, there are fewer pastimes more relaxing … Continue reading

Gone Fishing, British Columbia

fishing pole hanging over a river with mountains in background

There’s no denying it. British Columbia yields some of the Pacific Northwest’s best areas to reel in that elusive catch. Whether saltwater or freshwater fishing, the region always comes up ahead. And while you wait for the fish to bite, … Continue reading