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Fish Creek

A Fish Creek Adventure

  A bottle of Altamura sangiovese weighs a few pounds. Although my pack was heavy and we were walking roughly thirteen miles that day, I knew the wine was worth the extra weight….

Confessions of a Winter Angler

Confessions of a Winter Angler

The seasons have changed and it is winter again. Most of my friends are unpacking their skis and snowboards from storage and praying for snow, myself included. But, I can’t wait for the…

Brown Trout

Here Fishy, Fishy: A Trout Gallery

Jon and Grandpa

Fishin’ with Grandpa

To celebrate Grandpa Carlton’s 94th birthday, the Carlton family took him to Mammoth and Jon gave him a fly fishing lesson.  We enjoyed two wonderful days on the water – the Upper Owens…


Hooked in the High Sierra

  It was my first fly-fishing trip and I really wasn’t all that interested in learning. My husband and I had planned a ten-day backpacking trip in Sequoia National Park and I figured…

High Sierra Backcountry

A Perfect Day Fishing

The fish raced deep, the reel whizzed as the fish took the line out. My Sage Z-Axis 9 ½-foot, five-weight was bent like I had never seen before. There really is nothing like…

Just Say No: East Walker Winter Fishing

Just Say No: East Walker Winter Fishing

Talk to any serious fly fisher in the Eastern Sierra’s and they will tell you not to fish theEast Walkerin the winter months. Most have good, logical reasons like – the water levels…

Fly Fishing Sotcher Lake

Fly Fishing Sotcher Lake

Known for it’s enormous and rare German browns, Sotcher Lake is a fantastic angling lake in Red’s Valley. Sitting at the bottom of the western slope of Mammoth Mountain, the glacial-formed lake was…

The San Joaquin

The Middle Fork San Joaquin River

California fly fishers consider the Middle Fork San Joaquin a favorite for its variety of water types. It is a freestone creek, offering pocket water, pools, riffles, runs and flats. The water is…

Fly Fishing Starkweather Lake

Fly Fishing Starkweather Lake

A spring fed lake and catch basin; Starkweather Lake offers easy shore fishing and is usually the more productive of the two lakes in Red’s Valley. The sandy beaches are comfortable for a…

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