Squatch Sighting

Strolling through the woods we were struck dumb. Not 20 feet from us was a squatch. We couldn’t believe what we were seeing. He had just landed a real trophy and was prepping it for release. The hook was out as he cradled it gently in the water. A branch cracked under my foot, he looked up and made eye contact. He saw the camera pointing at him and hoisted his catch up high for a quick hero shot. Click click click. The camera whirred away taking shot after shot. This could be it. Proof that the legend exists!

Taking a moment of zen to admire his catch…

And wouldn’t you know it…he was all decked out in DRYFT wading gear. Looks like we found our new unnofficial mascot.

A quick hero pose for the camera.
And ready for release.

Trade show season is here

We’re kicking off the 2019 trade show season with the Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup WA January 23rd – 27th, then following that up with the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show in Portland February 6-10th and finally finishing it off with the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show in Redmond OR (Bend) February 28th – March 3rd.

If you’re in the area come see us!

Booth 940 in Puyullup

Booth 1353 in Portland

Booth 165 in Redmond

Ooooh yeah, we’ll have show specials at the booth so stop by and we’ll show you what’s so hot right now.

Fly fishing for tiger musky; I love musky. I hate musky. Ok, I love musky again.

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Fly fishing for musky: long hours of repetitive movements followed by brief intense action followed by jubliation or soul crushing disappointment. These fish are hard to catch but so worth the effort.

Fly fishing for tiger musky in Washington state

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Fall PNW backcountry walk ‘n wade – Exploring new water

DRYFT S14 fishing waders

DRYFT S14 fishing waders

Fall fishing in the PNW backcountry has a lot to offer.

Getting remote and exploring streams and rivers in the mountain regions can pay off big. Recently Nick and Sam went out on a quick overnight mission to explore some new water.

Upon arriving to the area we’d be exploring we were greeted by multiple signs warning of an aggressive bear ransacking occupied campsites. “Camping not advised’ warned one of the signs. Good thing we forgot the bear spray at home.

Well in the end we survived the night without a bear attack. 🙂

Fishing turned out to be tough, but the scenery sure was easy on the eyes. This was a perfect way to step back and get grounded before the busy fall season picks up. Here are some photos from the trip.

PNW Backcountry photos

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BKCNTRY Beer Cooler

Not that you would, but you could. The fully waterproof BKCNTRY backpack is ready for all uses. #DRYFTculture

Bass Ambush [video] – You must be stealthy to ambush a bass

DRYFT presents – GEARing up [video]

Filmed mostly in 2017, this short video highlights chasing steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. This is GEARing up. #DRYFTculture

DRYFT in AK episode 1 [video]

What’s #DRYFTinAK all about? For the past few years the DRYFT crew has been exploring some of the delights Alaska has to offer. In this video series we’ll share some of the highs and lows from those adventures. Welcome to episode 1.

DRYFT in AK episode 1 from DRYFT on Vimeo.

Horror on the Kenai

Recently we heard rumors of some half man half wolf beast terrorizing fish with a fly rod up on the Kenai. We investigated and this is what we found…

 

Oh, the horror.

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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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