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News & Notes – Steel Style

Steelhead Still Classified as Endangered – Conservation lodged a victory in California this past week, which are few and far between.  They have lost over 95% of their historic habitat, and face other obstacles like urban sprawl, dams and polluted waterways.  Score one for the metals!  Yay! (Freshwater Fishing News) Elwah River Says it’s Dam… Read more »

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Helping the Greenback

In two weeks, I will again be in Colorado in another of the state’s National Parks.  My destination, Rocky Mountain National Park.  This time it is not for vacation, but for a volunteer opportunity with the  Colorado Division of Wildlife.  Last minute planning of our birthday trip led me to speaking with several Aquatic Biologists… Read more »

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Oh, Canada…A Week at Peffley’s

After an 8 month wait, we were finally able to head north for our Canadian fishing adventure.  Unfortunately, there was a 16 hour drive to endure before we could fish.  Anxious to get out of town, we left Thursday after the boys and Sue got off work.  We split the drive into 2 days, arriving… Read more »

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Gear Review – Korkers Wading Boots

Felt vs. Vibram (rubber sole) is the debate raging in fishing circles.  Felt transfers AIS, but Vibram (rubber soles) don’t work as well as felt in slippery conditions.  As in most arguments, both sides have strong points.  A few months ago, I posted that Dustin and I, before our Montana vacation, planned to retire the… Read more »

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Wrapping it up White Water Style: July 9

This post brings me to the last day of our Colorado vacation.  *tear*  Most of our trip we flew by the seat of our pants, but one thing we did plan, whitewater rafting.  Brooke booked us a trip down The Numbers with A.V.A.  The Numbers is host to 7 class III-IV rapids.  Knowing what we… Read more »

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Whirlwind

I have yet to finish posting about Colorado, and here I am fresh off a trip to Canada.  We returned home from Peffleys Camp in the wee hours of Sunday morning.  For us, coming home meant time to finally rest.  After hitting the water before sunrise, and returning back to camp well after sunset our… Read more »

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Frying Pan: July 08

Current life situations leave me uninspired to write; Isn’t it funny how that works?  As for July 8 – we spent it on “The Pan”.  Small bugs call the Frying Pan home; we used some of the smallest flies we’ve ever used and found success.  Thanks, Matt! The fish are where they are supposed to… Read more »