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Who Wants a Free Fly Rod?

If you want a chance at winning a free fly rod, a really good one at that, you have come to the right place.  To celebrate and promote our first year offering guide services we will be giving away two … Continue reading

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Low Water Rafting for Early Grande Ronde Steelhead: September 21-23, 2012

Low water rafting trips on the Grande Ronde can be a lot of fun.  What’s even more fun is low water rafting trips where you catch steelhead.  Low water for purposes of the Grande Ronde is somewhere below 750 cfs.  … Continue reading

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Early Steelhead on the Imnaha: September 15, 2012

When September hits it is hard for me to not think about Steelhead.  Although September is early to find steelhead in most eastern Oregon waters, it doesn’t stop me from dreaming of them, tying flies for them and heading to … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Minam River from Bearwallow Trailhead: July 27-29, 2012

On my previous packrafting trip into the Minam River two weeks earlier I had tried to talk Jerry into hiking in from the Bearwallow trailhead up to Standley and then down into the canyon a few miles upstream from Red’s … Continue reading

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What the . . . HAIL! July 17, 2012

Sometimes I come up with good ideas for adventures and sometimes I come up with less good ideas.  But I hate to call many of them, even if they go badly off script, bad ideas.  One idea that went somewhat … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Minam River from Red’s Horse Ranch to Minam. First Test for the Baylee River Runner Packrafts: July 14-15, 2012

I have been planning a packrafting trip on the Minam River all winter.  Most float trips on the Minam River begin at Red’s Horse Ranch in the middle because there is a small section of property here that is not … Continue reading

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Hiking the Entire Minam River: July 1-6, 2012

Over this past winter I decided that 2012 would be the year of the Minam River.  I have spent years learning the Wenaha River and Joseph Creek intimately and it is now the Minam River’s turn.  I made an initial … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: Joseph Creek featured in NW Flyfishing

Hot off the Press: Joseph Creek is featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Northwest Fly Fishing.  The article is by’s very own resident fishing “expert” Grant Richie.  The feature article is a very nice 8 pages long with … Continue reading

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Searching for the mythical trail #1725 to Joseph Creek: June 23-24, 2012

Looking at an Oregon Atlas, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest map, or even the very detailed and usually accurate Wallowa Valley Ranger District map would have you believe that there is a trail numbered 1725 coming off Table Mountain and heading down … Continue reading

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The Boys’ Turn to Row: June 2012

Since my wife, Lottie, and I bought the Minam raft rental business it has really opened up a lot of new outdoor opportunities for us as a family.  It is difficult to do backpacking trips with kids.  It can be … Continue reading

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