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5th Annual Alaska Fly Fishing Fair and Spey Clave

Heads up! Jonathan Farmer and James Millard will be representing OPST at the 5th Annual Alaska Fy Fishing Fair and Spey Clave, the biggest such gathering in Alaska. The event is on Saturday June 9th starting at 10am, and is free. A premiere lineup of presenters will be sharing knowledge on spey casting and other…
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5th Annual Alaska Fly Fishing Fair and Spey Cave

Heads up! Jonathan Farmer and James Millard will be representing OPST at the 5th Annual Alaska Fy Fishing Fair and Spey Clave, the biggest such gathering in Alaska. The event is on Saturday June 9th starting at 10am, and is free. A premiere lineup of presenters will be sharing knowledge on spey casting and other…
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A Crappie Day with OPST – by Chad Mason

In this edition, we share a report from one of our customers, Chad Mason, who has used OPST Commando Heads and tips on his local Midwestern lake. He shares some insights on why these lines make fishing more accessible. And now I'll leave it to Chad. Chad Mason – St. Louis, MO May 1, 2018…
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The Big Opener- April 14-15

Well, the moment that many of us have been waiting for since 2009 finally came. The WDFW's management plan for the ESA-listed Skagit River steelhead was approved by NOAA, meaning that they opened the river! Fishermen would get a shot at this legendary river on April 14-15th, April 18-22nd and April 25-29th. Which is a…
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The Aftermath Day 2 – April 9th

We had made it through the worst of it. The rain had stopped sometime in the afternoon or evening on Sunday. We knew our river would have dropped considerably, and cleared even more. Once again, we felt that we were in the game. We scoped out some lower floats, which were just a little bit…
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The Aftermath- April 8th

There's a reason why the vast majority of fishermen left Forks by Saturday night at the latest. It rained all day Saturday and into the night, and the Hoh came up to over 9,000 cfs. Which is pretty big. Unfishable by quite a few thousands cfs. Sitting in my motel room Saturday night, watching 'Whose…
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Forget the Forcast- For Real

My brother Nate and I had been planning a trip for some time. It being early April, it was pretty obvious that we should go to the OP. I wasn't feeling very confident in our plan; the forecast called for winds of 15-25 miles an hour, with gusts to 40 miles an hour. It was…
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Tidal Float Trip

As usual, my friend Alex Badulak tried to get me to take Friday off. "Blow off work" was the wording he used. It was tempting. Plus, James was out of the office. If he could take the day off, I could take the day off. For a one day trip, the options we came up…
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Perseverance Pays Off – 420 miles later

After my resounding skunking last weekend, I decided I needed to take a new approach. I couldn't get out of town Friday night due to some parental obligations, which meant that Saturday was out for the OP. And I didn't feel like just fishing one day out there. Plus, I knew it would be super…
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Useless Puget Sound Report, 3-18-18

One of the great things about Puget Sound, for those of us who live in the area, is that you can sleep in and still get a good day of fishing in. In my case on Sunday, I slept in big time... til 11. Then, not ready to face the world, I enjoyed coffee in…
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