Friday, February 27, 2009

Scenes from the Skagit and Sauk

Upper Mixer

Dawn Fischer-Chou on the Sauk

Dec's Iguana apparently ran away a few years ago and ended up hitch-hiking in Chris Deleone's boat. I guess he didn't want to move away from the Skagit.

I have no idea who could have done this.

Bulkley the DOG!

Hannah kicking some butt!

Marty Sheppard and Brian Chou tying a few. Notice the shots of Jaeger on the table.

Brian sure is ugly.

Finally a wedge on the Sauk.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Beware Boys

Dawn Fisher Chou, Kate Taylor, April Vokey, Adrienne Comeau and Hannah Belford

Boys beware, there are some badass women out there with some game. Over the years I have become friends with a few gals that have some serious skills with the fly rod. On my recent trip to the Skagit and Sauk Rivers, they kicked the boys butts hooking and landing more fish then any of the guys.

I had the pleasure of tailing this buck for Hannah Belford on the Skagit River. Hannah is the Co-owner and head guide for Damdochax River Lodge. On her spare time she runs, a site for women fly fishers. Did I mention she caught her first steelhead at only five years old?

Kate Taylor is a guide in Bristol Bay. She is an energetic fishing bum that I have known for years. She runs the Rogue Angles website. Adrienne Comeau and April Vokey are guides for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Together they help promote women fishing in this male dominant sport and help to show a woman's perspective in BC. Adrienne even runs a blog called the Female Angle. Together these gals play an integral part in the promotion of females into the sport of fly fishing and help to prove that that women can not only do it, but they can sometimes do it better.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Red Gold

Bristol Bay is the largest fishery on our beautiful planet. Red Gold is a documentary on the proposed pit mine in the headwaters of this beautiful watershed. Please check it out and help avoid a natural disaster. Stop the Pebble Mine it is not a renewable resource!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Showing Some Class

Although the breakup of AEG is a mystery to many of us, including friends of the guys, the majority owner of the company is showing some class by altering the Rogue Angels original website. I think someone needs to step away from his computer and actually leave the house from time to time.