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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Trout endorse bringing puppy on fly fishing trip

Ranger, a six-month-old Brittany pup, pauses briefly from the excitement of his first visit to a cutthroat trout stream. (Rich Landers)
Ranger, a six-month-old Brittany pup, pauses briefly from the excitement of his first visit to a cutthroat trout stream. (Rich Landers)
FISHING -- Ranger, my six-month-old Brittany pup, enjoyed his first full day of fly fishing at Cutthroat Creek.
 
Trip report: Bugs were hatching and fish were surface feeding starting around 3 p.m.
 
But having a puppy along on the stream greatly increases a trout's chances of not getting caught.



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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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