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Friends, Memories, and Salmon Flies

I always get so excited this time of year.  The anticipation of “The Hatch” is almost more than I can bear.  I hold so many fantastic memories of fishing with my dad, family, friends, and clients.  Like the first time Dad brought me out, them damn bugs scared the crap out of me.  I still remember many of the great spots we fished from before the flood of 96’.  I vividly remember my first Memorial Day with Coltrane and Hutch, my second day ever of guiding.  I remember countless times laughing uncontrollably with friends catching another “fish of a life time”.  I wish my memory was as clear in the rest of my life.  I guess what I am trying to say is this is more than just a great hatch or great fishing, it is that of which memories are made, lasting friendships are formed and fostered, and life is lived.  After all, isn’t this why most of us fish?

“Ken Hutchison, Bob Coltrane, and Jack Hagan fishing “The Hatch” together for 21 years, May 2017”


Sasquatch Hoodies and Decals

At last the Hoodies have arrived and they turned out awesome!  You can find both the hoodies and decals in our on-line store.


Our trout Schools are already filling quickly!!!

Last year saw an unprecedented enrollment in our beginning trout schools.  We were jumping through hoops trying to add dates to keep up with the demand.  So this year we scheduled even more schools and we have already had to add some for this spring.  I guess what we’re saying is “Don’t wait to long to sign up, or the date will be filled.”  Rest assured that we will continue to add dates as necessary, and are already adding another instructor for the busy summer months.  This is a great little video that Zach made from our last class, take a couple of minutes to watch it then click on our “Classes Clinics” page to see the upcoming dates.


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Helpful hints to make this years Salmon Fly hatch a success.

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Fly Of The Month
Berry’s Rambulance

Berry’s Rambulance



This pattern was developed by our good friend Bruce Berry.  In addition to being a “Master Tyer”, Bruce is a Flyfishing Sales Rep her in the NW, representing such companies as Montana Fly Company, Hatch Reels, Beulah Fly Rods and more.  Bruce got his start tying flies at a very young age and became a customs tyer for Kaufman’s Streamborn while he was in high school and college.  It was a natural transition for him to become a contract fly designer.  When he’s not selling or tying, you’ll find him on the river making sure his next great innovation is dancing in front of a fishes nose.

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