Author: Jesse

Running with the Bulls

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
August 26, 2020 Stories

Spring Creeks Under The Big Sky

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
July 29, 2020 Stories

Costa Rica Fly Fishing – La Pura Vida

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,
February 10, 2020 Stories

Winner of Best 5-Weight Fly Rod

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
December 3, 2019 News, Review

Fred Contaoi – Rod Designer, Douglas Outdoors

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
November 19, 2019 News, Stories

Essential Tips for Streamer Fishing

    “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.”

November 14, 2019 Stories, Tips

Heaven On Earth

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.
August 6, 2019 Stories

Customer Testimonial Ron W.

  “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

July 16, 2019 Testimonial

LRS Fly 9’5wt Review

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.
July 8, 2019 Review

Father’s Day

By Cody Ling @kai_yo_tay Father’s day is a special time for most. It’s a day that we get to ignore the busyness of life and remember the times we have shared with our dads. Some of us may think back to throwing a ball around in the yard with him, or seeing him man the
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