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Know Your Guide: Gene Steiner

By The Hatch

At the age of 10, Gene held his first rod and tied his first fly. He was inspired by his first big catch – the goldfish in his parent’s fishpond. Since then, his appreciation for the sport developed into a seasonal hobby that he loves to share with his son, family and friends. Growing up in northern California influenced his…

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Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

By The Hatch

Greg recalls the catch like it was yesterday. He tied his fly and released it into a body of water more shallow and narrow than Trail Creek in the Wood River Valley. The tug came quickly, and 9-year-old Greg grew overwhelmed with pride as he reeled in his first 20-pound Steelhead on the end of his Pencil Popper. Since that initial great…

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Fishing Forecast 4-18 to 5-2

By Fishing Forecast

“I fish in spring to feel the…planetary tilt resurrect every creature and joy that autumn killed.” ~ David James Duncan As the seasons change, anglers hold their collective breaths for a beat of time in anticipation of the next. Spring precipitation has blessed our mountains and the Big Wood and Big Lost drainages are right where they should be in…

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Know Your Guide: Butch Harper

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For the past 60 years, Butch Harper has lived and breathed fishing. Butch smiles as he reminisces over childhood memories of hopping on his dad’s bike and venturing off to the Snake River in search of Carp with his old man. Born and raised in Idaho, Butch returned home in 1957 after attending college in Colorado. Upon his return he...

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