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How to Set the Hook

Over the years, we have gotten a lot of questions from customers about what to do when you get a strike. They ask, "do you pull back and raise the rod tip right away? Do you come up and trout set? Do you set down and to the side? Do you do nothing?" Luckily, we…
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Skagit River Report January 23-24th, 2018

Last week, James and I took two days off to fish the Skagit River before it closes on the 31st of January. We fished out of a jet boat—always nice on a giant river like the Skagit. The flow was ideal at around 25,000 cfs in Mount Vernon, and the river had the perfect milky…
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The Upstream Poke – Trevor Covich

Steelhead guide and casting instructor Trevor Covich offers some pointers on how to make an effective upstream Perry Poke Skagit cast. He touches on the importance of making a body twist and of simply letting your rod tip drop on the poke. This cast is enhanced with the use of a Commando Head.
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Long Weekend, 1-15-18 day 2

For Martin Luther King Jr. day, I had the day off and I continued my fishing trip with a float with skilled photographer Justin Bailie. Our chosen river was the Calawah, which we chose because water levels looked good (as they did everywhere), and because I had never fished this river before. Which is strange,…
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