By Spencer Durrant I’ve spent most of the past decade reviewing fly fishing, hunting, and outdoors gear. Throughout that time, I reckon I’ve fished north of 100 different fly rods. To this day, I still find myself spending too much time choosing which rod to bring to the water on any given day. Granted, I
Article By: Spencer Durrant @Spencer_Durrant The smoke-filled sky slowly darkened while I pitched a brand-new tent. It was August, and unseasonably chilly, even for my being in a valley in northern Idaho around 9,000 feet above sea level. Blair and I had been on the road for hours, finally coming to a bumpy stop on
Article By: Cody Ling @kai_yo_tay Hopper fishing in Montana is tough to beat, and last summer was no exception. After a tremendous winter we started last season with a quality snow pack. Usually by August we are experiencing river closures to help protect fish from becoming overly stressed in warm water. Fortunately, anglers did not
Rob Herrmann Photography Exploring new destinations and gathering new experiences has been a passion of mine since I can first remember. Quite often these adventures are led by the fine end of a fishing rod. When my better half and I were invited along for a 'vacation' stay at a small resort in Costa Rica,
PICKING THE BEST 5-WEIGHT RODS Yellowstone Angler has found that the new 5-weight rods are getting better and better each year. Often only subtle differences separate one rod from another. Casting and rating the performance of the rods at different distances is the real meat of our Shootouts, and also the reason we have separated
Flyfishing Journeys Podcast Interview by Rob Giannino | Nov 18, 2019 Episode Summary As a 10-year-old on the pacific coast of California, Fred Contaoi would tie flies and share them with his fly fishing teachers. In his high school years, he learned how to build fishing rods. At 19 he went to work for Lamiglas
“If you haven’t played Russian Roulette with frostbite just for the chance at a great day of winter streamer fishing, you should try it this year.”
Article By: Cody Ling @kai_yo_tay Montana has a long history of mining hard metals. Butte, specifically, has been called “The Richest Hill On Earth” and has been the epicenter of mining in the Treasure State. Although mining has been an economic crutch for Montana, the reality is that it can result in harsh environmental impacts.
“Just wanted to drop you at Douglas a line to tell you about my experience with your sky fly rod. I absolutely love this rod. It roll casts like a charm. I do a lot of nymph fishing and this rod really performs. It’s accuracy with casts is impeccable. Today I decided to fish
Article and photos by Spencer Durrant: https://spencerdurrant.com Gear Review: Douglas Outdoors LRS 9′ 5wt Around the end of last year, Douglas Outdoors introduce their new LRS line of rods. LRS stands for “Lake, River, Sea,” indicating that Douglas intends this rod family to address your angling needs no matter the body of water you’re in.