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Dundee Hills to Maupin – Chasing Red Side Trout with Winemaker Jesse Lange

Deschutes bound - that’s all I could really think about as we headed west to Maupin following an hour in the Dundee Hills with Jesse Lange. The Lange family vineyard sits on top of a hill. After driving through a collection of smaller vineyard sites, we reached the end of [...]

2018-06-04T19:45:13+00:00June 1st, 2018|River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Spey Casting for Steelhead from the Lost Coast to Netarts

Northwest Tour: Up Route 101 Finding the time to cruise Highway 101 from San Francisco to Portland is step one. It’s better to give yourself a week or 2 if your free spirit takes over. Honestly, a month might be the right amount of time if you want to do [...]

2018-04-29T12:30:16+00:00April 26th, 2018|Colin's Journal, River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Rainbow Bounty on the South Fork of the Snake River

Snake River, Idaho So much goes into an 8 hour float trip, at least for a guy who cooks for a living on eastern Long Island. The planning for a late September Snake River float trip started in May. A phone call to Chris “Simbo” Simonds revealed that he had [...]

2018-01-08T15:10:37+00:00December 14th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Fly Fishing and Cooking on the Henry’s Fork

Henry’s Fork River St. Anthony, Idaho Morning light is slow to fill Idaho skies on a late September day, a pink line of promise covered the range to the west as we looked across the Henry’s Fork river. No wind to speak of, dark blue cloud free space above revealing [...]

2017-11-25T15:05:30+00:00November 16th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Chippewa Flowage in Hayward, Wisconsin

  Bratwurst and Musky on the Chippewa Flowage In the northernmost part of Wisconsin, after the long cold spring and prior to the hot dry summer, there is a brief time where colors from the yellow, pink and white flowers explode on the sides of every roadbed. Not only was there [...]

2017-12-12T22:01:20+00:00July 13th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|