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We’ve all been there at some point. Some memorable, once-in-a-fishing-lifetime type of event happens and the camera is the last thing on our minds. Or you get the monster fish you’ve always dreamed of and the photographer is as shaky as you are. These moments in an angling career are inspiring. Even the most hardened, savvy steelheaders can tremble at the sight of a magnificent sea-run specimen. This happened recently to our good friend, George Darling, who landed a 41″ steelhead on the Bulkley River while visiting Frontier Farwest Lodge. That’s not a typo, it’s a 41″ steelhead.


Congratulations George!

Give us a call toll-free at 800-552-2729 if you’re interested in fishing Frontier Farwest Lodge!

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Our good friend Wally Hawley is currently fishing with Darrin Roe of Roe Outfitters on the Williamson River. Wally and Darrin are fishing as I write this at 10:30AM and Darrin has this to say:

“The wally show. 3 over 20 inches so far this AM.”

That pretty much says it all. Nice work guys!




The Williamson River will continue to fish well for the next few weeks. Give us a call toll-free at 800-552-2729 if you’re interested in hosting your own “Williamson Show”.

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This came in from our friend Donald Norene who recently fished The Secret System:

“A recent enjoyable outing! A big one, a hot hen that busted a Morrish skater, John’s first landed steelhead (he is still working on fish handling) and Dale with John admiring my catch!”





Thanks Donald!

Give us a call toll-free at 800-552-2729 if you’re interested in fishing The Secret System!

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This has been an incredible season for guests visiting Tsimane Lodge in Bolivia. Despite some extreme weather and water conditions the fishing has stayed strong throughout the season. We recently received this report from our good friend Felton Jenkins:

“One of my top 2 or 3 trips, period! My last morning fished in some rain from about 7-915 AM. Had 11 strikes, jumped 8, got 6 to riverbank, measured a 33, 29 & 28 incher. Beautiful, fantastic fish and fishing for a last magic morning that really capped off trip and best 2 hours. Last fish took a skated and stripped gurgler on the surface, WOW, and murdered it. Can’t beat it. Would like to return to Tsimane for sure!”



From Walt Cole: “The Bolivia trip was great!”





Give us a call toll-free at 800-552-2729 if you’re interested in fishing for golden dorado.

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Our good friends George and Sharon Maybee and Dick Holland have been fishing at the Mongolia Taimen Camp. From these pictures we’d say they racked up some pretty impressive numbers out there. Photos courtesy of guide extraordinaire Matt Ramsay.




Spaces can be limited at the Mongolia Taimen Camp so be sure to give us a call toll-free at 800-552-2729 if you’d like to catch a huge salmonid in 2011!

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We are currently enjoying a great steelhead season  here on the Rogue River. The reports have been rolling in…too many to recount them all though here are a few of our favorites from Steve Eadie.

“3-3 on adult steelhead today. Two nice hens and one buck, all wild fish. A great day!”

“Fishing was outstanding today. Bright and sunny and lots of grabby fish. Hooked 8 landed 5 steelhead! Loads of trout to keep things interesting too!”

Needless to say, Rogue River steelhead season is on! We’re very proud of our group of guides here in Southern Oregon and would love for you to come see our “home waters.”

Give us a call toll-free at 800-552-2729 if you’re ready to chase steelhead in our area.

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Well the rain that everyone was wishing for finally showed up in Smithers, BC this weekend. We’ll let Derek Botchford of Frontier Farwest Lodge describe the situation:

“Gone are the days of floating effervescently over a run and seeing the precise rock that has provided shelter for your steelhead so consistently over the last 5 weeks. Gone are the days where our guides can meander down a beach looking at the ghostlike shadows of large steelhead who are about to get caught as a dry fly methodically works towards it.

Yes the Bulkley has blown out, chocolate colored amazon water pouring over our favorite runs. I had heard many people saying we need rain, and that the fish were getting stale, well be careful what you wish for. The sky opened up and in a 24 hour period it dropped 35 ml of rain in our valley.


The two ways to deal with a blow out are to reminisce of weeks gone by where sight casting to steelhead in pristine clear water was the norm. Or look to the future when the water crests and recedes opening up new seams and placing hungry, aggressive steelhead on the beaches just waiting for our flies. As any of us who steelhead fish know, it takes extraordinary events to provide extraordinary fishing, and we keep this motto close at hand as we anticipate what will happen next.”

Well said, Derek.

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