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Managing Frustration while Learning to Fly Fish

Photo of the author by Derrick Knowles.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was standing in the knee-deep slack water of one of my favorite runs on the Spokane River. I was certain I had the right fly. I was certain that I was in ...

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Kids Fishing Day

Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Each year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife teams up with local organizations to host a kids’ fishing day at Clear Lake west of Spokane. This year’s event will be held May 6. The $10 registration fee gets young ...

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Fishing with Kids: Connecting Foster Kids with the Outdoors

Photo by Kaitlin Barnhart

What if they don’t catch a fish? I started to worry, but as the truck doors swung open and the boys filed out, I could see their bright smiles and it clicked: I knew we had already given these children ...

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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside

Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities ...

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Ice Fishing: Fun on the Cold, Hard Water

The Inland Northwest is a wonderful region for ice fishing, and a fresh-caught perch dinner in January is worth the cold toes. As with any activity, better gear makes for a better experience, but you likely already have almost everything ...

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Seduced by a Wooly Bugger

No matter where your home fishing waters might be, springtime angling is always a challenging time of year to get your fix. While the warm, sunny days keep the creeks and rivers flooded with snowmelt at almost unrecognizable levels, the ...

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Avista Has a New Online River Access Map

A broad range of recreation opportunities surround the Avista-operated hydroelectric facilities and reservoirs on the Spokane and Clark Fork rivers, and the utility company has launched a new digital recreation map that makes it easier for rafters, kayakers, campers, anglers ...

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These Fly Girls Are Hooked

My only fishing experience took place at age 7 when my cousin swung her rod around and somehow hooked my nose. The hook was so well-lodged that the emergency room doctors had to drill a hole through my septum and ...

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A Desert Oasis for Early Season Anglers

I’m driving westbound on I-90 into the heart of eastern Washington’s channeled scablands, and it’s hard to envision trout fishing. Nothing here resembles the traditional “trouty” waters I grew up with. Basalt outcrops throughout the arid plains represent the only ...

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