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Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Oregon’s North Umpqua River is one of the most important ecological areas in the Northwest, providing more than many miles of high-quality habitat for salmon, steelhead, trout and other native species. And Steamboat Creek is the most productive steelhead tributary on the North Umpqua. It deserves protection as a steelhead sanctuary, and it is only fitting to also honor World War II veteran and conservation legend Frank Moore in doing so.

Vintage Hardy Perfect Fly Reels

Vintage Hardy Perfect Fly Reels

Take a look at some Vintage Hardy Perfect Fly reels. These three Salmon sized reels are “pre-war” which means that were made prior to World War 2. From exteriors to inner workings, take a look at each reel on its own and then compare to other vintage reels. 3 1/2 in Salmon Reel 3 3/4 […]

Enough is Enough- The McCloud River

Enough is Enough- The McCloud River

A great short film addressing the issues of a river that has given more to the sport of fly fishing than any other, and why it has given enough.

Theriault Family Farm- by Vern-O

Theriault Family Farm- by Vern-O

As you travel North from Bangor, Maine the exits get fewer, the mountains get taller, and the speed limit signs on the interstate read 75 mph. In the shadow of Mount Katahdin lies a small town known as Stacyville, Maine.

The Lost World of Mr. Hardy

The Lost World of Mr. Hardy

The Lost World of Mr. Hardy is a wonderful look at the history of Hardy tackle from 1873 to the present day. This clip of Ken Middlemist dressing a Green Highlander without a vise is a must watch

The Flies of Ann Schweigert by Tom Deschaine

The Flies of Ann Schweigert by Tom Deschaine

Jack and Ann Schweigert opened the first of several Michigan fly shops in 1939, in Luzerne, Michigan. They remained in business until Jack’s death in 1985. Jack originally taught Ann to tie with the idea that she would be the shop’s tier and he would be a river guide. Within a short period of time […]

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The story of the Adams begins just 12 miles south of Traverse City, Michigan, off County Road 611 in the small township of Mayfield. It was here, in 1922, at the Mayfield Pond where Leonard Halladay created the famous Adams fly.

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