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Mike Doughty
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Callan Wink on The Guiding Life

For better or worse guiding and drinking go hand in hand. In this essay, Callan Wink writes about the guiding life and all the pitfalls therein. “Eventually, after their trip, all the clients go home, back to their lives in … more

Tippets: Beginning Tying Tips, Stillwater Presentation

From materials and patterns to tools and technique, Spencer Durrant outlines how to get started tying flies over the winter months. “Fewer fishing opportunities means less temptation to leave the tying bench for “just a few hours” on the river,” … more

Video Hatch: “Orvis Helios 3 – Accurate from Anywhere”

This short video from Orvis highlights the development and award-winning capabilities of the Helios 3 Fly Rod.

Tippets: How to Roll Cast, Reflection on a Fishing Year

In the third episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series, Simon Gawesworth demonstrates “How To Make a Roll Cast,” covering the three most important things to learn as well as ideal lines for beginners. Punctuated with great photos, … more

Books »

  • Tributary to the Clackamas River, Oregon.
    “Local Guy”

    "The coastal cutthroat trout is one of most brightly colored of the cutthroat subspecies, and one of the most heavily spotted. I want to see one for myself."

Flies »

Gear »

  • Orvis H3 Fly Rod Review
    Rod Review: Orvis H3

    "No oscillation or vibration. The line unrolls from the tip in a straight line, without the normal sine curves traveling down toward your fly."

Techniques »

  • “Winter Hope”

    "How could so much wild beauty be so close to a nice little Washington state city on the shores of Puget Sound?"