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Dollysquatch 2.0

Supported by Trout Unlimited In the summer of 2021, we embarked on a search into Washington state’s North Cascades to shadow North Sound Trout Unlimited chapter president Bridget Moran as she continued the chapters Environmental DNA (eDNA) project. Through genetic testing of water samples it is possible to determine what species of fish are present […]


With support from: Orvis, Fat Tire, and Yakima Some animal species are indicators of ecosystem health—the proverbial canary in a coal mine. In the case of Washington state’s North Cascade Mountains, two such species are Dolly Varden trout and Sasquatch, both of which require pristine, intact environments to survive. On a recent expedition, The Flyfish Journal […]

Millhouse in PDX

With support from Orvis, Fat Tire, and Yakima.  When pro skateboarder Dave Gravette was sidelined with injuries a few years ago, he found himself in need of some new demons to chase. As a Pacific Northwest native with a wild streak, Gravette has always felt the need to be going after some new thrill—whether it […]

Over the Mountain & Down the River

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit or There and Back Again above Neil Provo and Sean Sullivan rest their bones and blisters on day two of the […]

Relax with Your Horsepower

Dean River steelhead are legendary, chrome rockets that are the stuff of feverish dreams and sleepless nights. As anyone with a basic understanding of piscine genetics knows, the river makes the fish, and Dean River steelhead are defined by a 1/2-mile long cataract a few miles up from saltwater. The fish are forced to navigate […]

Bristol or Bust

Supported by Patagonia, Yakima and Fat Tire. To learn more about Bristol Bay, the threats it faces from Pebble Mine and what is being done to stop it, visit Want to help? Contact your members of congress using the forms here and let them know you oppose the Pebble Mine. Bristol Bay is rich in moments that are […]

Love & Water

Supported by Patagonia, 10 Barrel Brewing and Yakima.  Win a Patagonia Stormfront Pack – $149 Value – Enter Below To celebrate the release of “Love and Water,” Patagonia has teamed up with The FlyFish Journal to give away Stormfront Roll Top 45L pack. A classic roll-top dry bag with just enough space to haul your gear […]

BahamaCon 2018

Every year staff and friends from The Flyfish Journal descend upon South Andros, Bahamas for BahamaCon, a casual gathering at Deneki’s Andros South bonefish lodge, to chase bonefish, barracuda and all manner of beautiful things. Here is what happened this year. Above “Slow”, wise words to heed when hanging on South Andros, Bahamas. Move too fast, and you […]


View Full Feature   KARLIE ROLAND’S HANDS ARE BLEEDING. We’re about halfway through our first day fishing southwestern BC’s Squamish River. It’s mid-November and we’re targeting the run of Chum Salmon. Yos Gladstone, owner of Chromer Sport Fishing, is our guide. Austin Heffelfinger is along to shoot photos. Karlie is a guide at Emerald Water […]


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