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These five feats with a spey rod are likely to give you the same feeling as sex.

A new study by Boom and Wilde reveals something else can release the same chemicals in our brains as sex. They found it can  happen while spey fishing for steelhead.  You are probably coming off a serious high after Valentine’s Day, and if you’re looking for your next fix, look no further than your closest steelhead river.   

No surprise was that a dry fly steelhead came out on top as the most euphoric feeling in the Boom and Wilde study, and researcher Dr. Fairbroker said, “Steelhead...

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See it again for the first time

There is something special about getting intimate with a stretch of water. It is an opportunity usually held for someones ‘home water’ if they live on a river and get to grow up fishing it day and day out.  For fishing guides the lure of the job is often to be able to explore and fish lots of different rivers and beats.  Guides often look at fishing the same beat every day as a negative and boring.  However there are a few guides who take the opportunity to fish a beat every day for weeks at...

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Stevie's Bucket List

So as a fishing guide people always assume I must have lost my passion for the sport along the way. While I don’t race out to fish the water I guide I still have major passion for the sport. I'm in no need to punch numbers off my bucketlist but in the event I'm well prepared!

#5- Prince of Wales, Alaska steelhead- As a guide in Haida Gwaii the thought of even more, remote, tea colored rivers where steelhead swarm in on giant tides has my attention. Lush rainforest, minimal access and an...

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5 things NOT to get Anglers for XMAS

So in keeping with my reputation as cheif tackle critic I figured I’d make a quick guide in response to Dereks Christmas Gift blog. These are things you might think are a good idea to get the fishing person in your life but you couldn’t be more wrong.

 

Disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are only a result of many years of verbal abuse, head trauma, rejection and personal failures and in no way represent the company vision of Epic or much less a person in full control. Consider at...

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Epic Christmas Gift suggestions

Christmas time leaves most folks huddled around fly tying benches and computer screens pining away over photos. It’s not always easy to come up with that daily fish picture so many Instagrammers are striving for when things are iced over. If you’re like us, however, when you’re not fishing you’re acquiring gear, gadgets, and tools for the trade. Very few things will actually make you catch more fish, but a lot of new items consistently showing up at your local fly shops make the day a lot...

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Kodiak Kings

One of our Epic reps from Chile, Matt Nagler turned us on to the fishing on Kodiak Island.  It was a fishery we had heard the legendary stories about but had never seen.  Of course Kodiak is well known for catching saltwater freezer fish all day long, and the rivers are so chalked full of coho you can hook one every cast.  However what always peaked our interest was the opportunity to swing for King salmon and steelhead on small, intimate, uncrowded systems.  Kodiak is one of these secrets...

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