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Hatchapalooza on the Hank

June 8, 2015

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So, here’s a quick question?  How many bugs hatch on the Henry’s Fork during a hatchapalooza?     Answer:  All of em. Braxton and I decided to go out and check out some spots.  After I convinced him to not fish the Salmon Flies on Fall River, we decided to go hit the Hank.  Nothing […]

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swingers club…. yeah you know what I’m talking about

February 11, 2015

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so, I am totally convinced.  granted we have had a pretty unseasonably warm winter, nymphing has always been the go to.  I haven’t nymphed in weeks, not that there’s anything wrong with that. #Seinfeld  We, over at the fly shop Anglers Anonymous, have had a stalwart employee since day 1 – we call him Tobes.  The […]

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Winter Streamers… yes

January 30, 2015

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Ok, so I was reading an article the other day that came up on my feed on facebook and for the life of me I cannot find it to reference it but these guys had a great point.  Nymphing is obviously the most effective was to fish in the winter, maybe all year, but if […]

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Last of the Fall Fishing

December 1, 2014

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Sometimes in SE Idaho it snows in July… (it has happened before)  sometimes it doesn’t snow until January. (Fingers Crossed).  This year was a little weird.  We were having great fall fishing and then all of a sudden, boom 6 inches of snow.  Then we had a week of below freezing weather, highs of 28.  […]

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we all have that one fish….

November 24, 2014

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So, I think that we all have that one fish.  You know what I mean.  That picture on your phone that you show everyone you possibly can?  No? I’m the only one?  Well, Yeah, I do have that fish.  It comes with an awesome story too, wanna hear it? Here it goes. Bender and I […]

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Call it JuJu, Mojo, karma, or luck…

October 13, 2014

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Sometimes you go out fishing and you just don’t have it.  Sometimes, you really have it.  There’s a young fisher dude around these parts whose nickname is now simply… The Ju.  Not because his beard makes him look like he follows Hasidic Judaism, but because he, more times that not has the JUJU.  For some, […]

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Who is Ready for Some Fall Streamer Action

September 30, 2014

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So, I think that its fairly obvious that everyone loves Summer.  I mean seriously, Summer is so great for fishing and I look forward to the greatness that is, Dry Fly Action.  Since summer is/has slipped away there is something that can still put a smile on our faces, and that is Fall Streamer Fishing. […]

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The Spotted Up Cutthroat – Teton River

September 19, 2014

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    Many of you, I am sure, have fished the Teton River, or have definitely thought about it. Why? Because it is awesome, that is why. There is something very interesting about this river. The cutthroat in the canyon section are covered, and I mean covered in these tiny little spots. For those that […]

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Frenzy Blunders? You be the Judge…. watch this video

June 11, 2014

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So, its been a while since we’ve posted any video footage, and this stuff was too good not to post.  I had been becoming a little prideful in my wading abilities lately, even discussing with the wife how it had been a long time since I had gone down in the river.  (foreshadowing intended). Anyway, […]

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Fish Gods and Boat Demons

June 9, 2014

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  So…it just so happens that Saturday morning LittleF, Chubbs and I decided to take a float down my new favorite piece of water on the Henry’s fork. It was 4 a.m. when they picked me up. I was ready, which I’m usually not. Once we arrived we loaded the boat with our bags and […]

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The Adams Hatch

June 4, 2014

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My first experience of fly fishing was when I was about  10 years old. My older cousin took me out on a small stream that ran through our farm east of Ashton Idaho.  He told there was only one fly that we needed and it was the Adams. I netted many small Rainbows that evening […]

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Rainbows and Renegades

April 11, 2014

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I know I am not the only person that this has happened to.  I am taking someone out fishing and plan to just fish streamers while wading a very familiar area on the Henry’s Fork.  We had really good luck on the streamers, the water was a little off color so, the shiny sparkle minnow […]

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Top 5 Fall Flies

November 4, 2011

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fly fishing frenzy higa's sos fly

Here is my list of my top 5 Fall flies.  I had a list of 10 but I figured I would narrow it down to 5 because out of the 10 I used these 5 flies 90% of the time in the Fall.  There are obvious factors that for this list and the number reason […]

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Fish eat snakes…..really!!

August 17, 2011

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ok…..this guys is throwing a rattle snake fly!!  what the……. “Matt Paluch, owner of Deschutes River Camp catches a huge rainbow trout on a rattlesnake fly he designed.”

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Higa’s SOS Giveaway

April 6, 2011

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We are going to giveaway to a lucky blog follower 2 dozen of the Higa’s SOS flies, 12 size 18 and 12 size 16.  To be eligible you need to be an email subscriber to our blog posts.  Click on the link below to subscribe to our blog.  We will pick the winner April 15th.   Thank […]

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Higa’s S.O.S

February 11, 2011

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I have been asked about 10 times this past week where people can get the S.O.S fly. I talked to Spencer Higa from Falcon’s Ledge and Utah Fly Guides and he gave me the link where you can order it from Orvis.  He will do special orders for people but the quickest and easiest way to get […]

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Steak for Trout

October 24, 2010

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This past year I have fished more and more with streamers and some of my favorites are streamers from Kelly Galloup.  Kelly Galloup’s the Slide Inn is located on the Madison River.  I once read an interview he gave for a popular fly fishing magazine and he described he theory on why he ties the […]

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The Making of a Pheasant Tail

November 19, 2009

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The Making of a Pheasant Tail by Travis “Dr” Gillespie Xstream Outdoors One of the all time most successful flies in fly fishing is the Pheasant Tail nymph. It works on fooling trout all over world with its mayfly appearance. I personally took a liking to it early in my fly fishing days, in fact […]

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25 Greatest Flies

June 29, 2009

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taken from Field and Stream online magazine. Blue Winged Olive Style: Dry Fly The Skinny: This important dry fly comes fittingly at the end of my list. Although the naturals hatch at least intermittently all year, the most intense hatches seem to come at the end of the season in September or even October, when […]

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