Stories tagged: fly-fishing
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Fly fishing films feature women, conservation, big fish action
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Hugh Evans, longtime Spokane attorney and Vietnam vet, to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery
Hugh Evans served during the bloodiest period of the Vietnam War, earning a Silver Star and kicking off a life of legal service and leisure in Spokane. A large group …
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, 2:30 A.M.
Columbia, Snake dams topic of public meetings
FISHERIES – Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week, partly to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016, 2 A.M.
Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling
Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 11:21 P.M.
Kootenai River improvements put shine on fall fishing
With schools rolling into high gear along with sports, hunting and salmon seasons, September is a prime month to go trout fishing, especially on the Kootenai River.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 4 P.M.
NPS 100: Yellowstone National Park is one big fly zone
Roger Booth and John Brick once thought they had to get away from the maddening crowds to catch trout in Yellowstone National Park.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 1:31 P.M.
Two trout lakes drained for repairs in Stevens County
Water levels at two trout fishing lakes in the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are being lowered for fall construction projects.
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 1:10 A.M.
Madison River trout rebound from whirling disease
Two decades ago, rainbow trout in the upper Madison River were struggling. Whirling disease had been found in the stream, caused by a microorganism that latches onto fish. Brown trout …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 12:56 A.M.
Madison revival: Fabled fishery tests every angler’s skill level
The Madison River below Quake Lake and along U.S. 287 holds legendary status among fly anglers. It’s a standout even in Montana, which is host to 2.2 to 3.36 million …
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 4:17 P.M.
Out & about: Tips for catch-and-release fishing
Most western states have a take on rules and ethics involved in catching and releasing fish, especially trout.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Out & about: John Wayne Trail planning meeting this week
A second round of public planning meetings for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail through Eastern Washington includes one set 6 p.m. Wednesday at
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 3:57 P.M.
Outpeople: Abrahamse shares passion for catching and conserving trout
From a lifelong pleasure of trying to outwit fish, Spokane angler Bill Abrahamse also became hooked on conservation. “I was looking for a way to give back, looking at different …
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016, 4:28 P.M.
Out & About: Fly fishing films benefit for Spokane River redband trout
Local anglers are bringing an acclaimed collection of fly fishing films to Spokane as a benefit for river access and research projects to boost
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016, 4:23 P.M.
Fly fishing guide blissfully humbled by tarpon
For anglers who have never been saltwater fly fishing for tarpon, I can describe it in one phrase: “A very humbling experience.”
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 1:34 P.M.
Out & about: Amber Lake access improved by anglers
The boat access site at Amber Lake southwest of Cheney is being improved this season with the help of volunteers from Spokane’s two fly-fishing clubs.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 2:53 P.M.
Montana fly fishing film crew fined for violating bull trout
The owners of a Missoula outdoor film company, and an associate, have paid almost $6,000 in fines after receiving more than four dozen federal and state citations for illegal activities, …
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
Rocky Ford Creek increases in volume, pleasing anglers
A good thing is flowing through central Washington’s prized desert fly-fishing-only spring creek – more water.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016, 1:33 P.M.
Fly Fishing Film Tour makes splash at the Bing
Inland Northwest fly casters will get a respite next week from local winter doldrums as films about fishing from around the world, including the sunny tropics, will screen in Spokane …
SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
Out & About: Fly fishing school taught by cast of local talent
Our future would be brighter if a 401(k) had stock, bond or fund options as sound as the annual Beginners Fly Fishing School presented by the
SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016, 3:49 P.M.
Field reports: Skiers dedicate hut at Palouse Divide
About 50 people, many members of the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club, packed up their skis last weekend and met at the Palouse Divide Park-n-Ski area in the St. Joe …
THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2015, 9:41 A.M.
Rich Landers: One Fly fishing tournament is ultimate test of angler choices
A fly fisher’s stream-side choice of patterns to fix on the line has more perplexing variables than the art of creating a fly at the vise. Or, as one veteran …
SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 2015
Unguided anglers lured by adventure of eight-day, fly-in, Alaska float trip
Southwestern Alaska could be the most convenient place in the United States for a fly fisher to go wild. Bush pilots equipped to land on lakes, rivers or tundra operate …
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015, 7:49 A.M.
Landers: When you find it, Cutthroat Creek worth the journey
Despite alarmingly low flows and high water temperatures reported in many Western trout streams last week, the Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society found plenty of room for optimism at …
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
Trout dogs are just as eager for fishing action as their owners.
They can be bird dogs or lap dogs, pure-breds or mongrels, but they all share a trait: They have an insatiable appetite for being close to the action of fish …
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
Warm June has western Montana anglers scrambling to enjoy good conditions
Western Montana anglers have reported some of the best early summer fishing they’ve seen in years in the past week, but they’re bracing for an early end of the season, …
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
Rich Landers: Rocky Ford Creek’s higher water level contrast to norm
Consider yourself an old timer if you’ve seen the St. Joe River this low in late June. The flows this week were 28 percent below the low-flow record set in …
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
Woman on the Fly
Heather Hodson is on a mission to remind fly fishers about an often-neglected angle to the sport. “It’s really fun,” she said.
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
Out & About: Mudders trash restored national forest meadow
OUTLAW – Colville National Forest officers are looking for tips in the case of a four-wheel-drive vehicle that left deep marks in a restored meadow this month. After the meadow …
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
Yakima fly fishing peaks with dry run
Fly fishing can sometimes be just like any other method for hooking a trout. Sometimes fly fishers get their jollies casting a weighted Woolly Bugger and stripping it back as …