Bunnies and bullies

When fall first hits, before the big rains, the rivers drop low and salmon move their way into the upper reaches. Bull trout follow, and so do we.

 

While getting ready to do the real business of the season, they certainly aren’t past cozying up behind spawning salmon and smacking a big bunny fly or egg sucking leech.

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How to use your wader bag as a beer cooler, and other uses for it [video]

We bet you use the mesh carrying bag your waders came in all the time to transport your waders to and from your fishing trips. Yep. Right.  Ok yeah, so maybe we don’t either.  So here are some other good ways to use that mesh bag that your waders came in.

Beer cooler
Throw some beers in the bag and hang it in the water while you fish. Just tie that bad boy to a tree, or hang it off the side of the boat and have cold beer all day long.

 

And here are a few other possible uses…

Lunch sack
Throw your lunch in it and keep it separated from the rest of your gear.

Garbage sack
Have some trash from lunch or some empties kicking around the bottom of the boat? Throw em’ in the bag and tame that trash until you reach the takeout.

Wader carrying bag
Novel idea but use it to safely transport your waders. Rolling and tucking them into a bag keeps them from snagging on anything in the truck, tidy’s them up and keeps them out of the way. The mesh allows them to dry out too.

Have another way that you use your wader bag? Scroll down and drop a comment here and let us know.

Winter Wandering [video]

Winter Wandering from DRYFT on Vimeo.

The winter of 2014-15 brought challenging fishing conditions to the Pacific Northwest. Warm wet weather early saw most of the areas usual snow fall as rain, which led to more blown out rivers than normal, and then a switch to dry warm weather turned the rivers low and clear. To get their steelhead fix, the DRYFT crew was forced to not only range farther abroad and visit locations from the coast of Oregon up to BC, but also to employ a broad range of tactics- from getting a little dirty during low clear flows to swinging overly large intruders in colored up water. This is Winter Wandering for steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.