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Frontier Farwest Guest spotlight

Goose chase for a moose hide:  article by Amanda Follett Hosgood A Frontier Farwest guest’s misadventures in seeking Indigenous art

In the Frontier Farwest Lodge, Strat Leggat models a well-loved coat for a dozen or so fishing guests.

Its sleeves are a little short (it never did fit quite right), so it hasn’t seen a lot of wear over its 45 years. Now, he’s trying to find a new one, his quest for a replacement hide jacket becoming a comedy of errors that makes for...

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Florida Keys: Epic on Tarpon

We are now taking bookings for the 2018 Keys Tarpon fishing.  We run a 4 week season out of Big Pine Key right in the heart of the best fishing. Guests fish 5 full days on a trip. Guides are nearly impossible to secure for this timeframe as it is the heart of the major tarpon migration.  The tarpon are dificult to catch of course but the advantage is that you see lots and lots of fish almost every single day.  If you aren't sure your single hand game is on point enough to catch these fish...

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Your guide to guides

A key to identifying common members of the genus Dux (guide)

1 - The Head guide - Dux primis

Identification of Head guides is easy; they usually introduce themselves as such. Other tell-tale signs include 'Guide #1' stickers plastering their to-go cups, and a general air of godliness. Their angling skills are exceeded only by their charisma, and, if pressed, most clients would freely admit that while they enjoy catching fish, the main reason for their trip is simply...

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November steelheading on the Skeena

It is easy to label November and December in the Skeena drainage as ‘late’ or ‘shoulder season’ times for steelhead. After all, they exist in the massive shadow of its famous summer-run fisheries where, over several months, big, aggressive fish enter the river and push upstream in some of the warmest water temperatures of the year. The traditional steelhead narrative indicates that with cold water, the fish slow down. The annual August run peak happened three months ago. Those fish have...

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Epic Gifts for that fisherman of yours

It is that time of year again where we come up with some of the equipment, tools and gadgets that we just can’t live without these days.  Fishing companies did well to stay in the zone this year and pumped out some great new technology.  However, one of the best things about getting out fishing is to leave some of the gadgetry behind and focus on the here and now. Even fishing now you see signs of cell phones everywhere.  Due to the need to unplug a bit this year all these products are very...

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When it all goes horribly wrong

Some years are better than others in every way. Some years you just want to forget and 2017 has been a very challenging one in a lot of ways.  When it rains it pours, and we had endless bad luck. From low fish returns, to constant flat tires, to broken boats we were always on the move. 

Heres a comical montage of the beat down our team took.  Thanfully our staff knows how to roll with the punches and we ended up laughing to keep from crying most of the time.  That new years count down...

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