Blog

2012
Phase Two of Trip
October 6, 2012
Mike Boyd
In "Great Trips Volume 1", I mentioned we did a leg on the North Umpqua. That place is magic. I am bais to the Deschutes don't get me wrong, but that place is a must see for all lovers of rivers and especially steelhead. Want a great trip and the full buffet? Do a day ot two down there... Read more
 
Great Trips Volume 1
September 28, 2012
Mike Boyd
What makes this job great? Being outside immersed in nature is a plus. Sleeping under the stars, sunrises, and killer sunsets is a nice touch to our office and sure beats those normal officey "inspirational " posters. Chasing trout and steelhead and watching people smile big when... Read more
 
Smolting
August 5, 2012
Mike Boyd
I needed to clear my head and get a change of venue. Out of the land of sage, juniper, and basically run away from “home”. It seems when there is a therapeutic calling it involves water. Something about it, whether it is a river, a lake, or the ocean. Maybe it is the Aquarius coming... Read more
 
Help Wild North Umpqua Winter Steelhead
July 9, 2012
Mike Boyd
It was brought to my attention that it looks like there is some movement to try and reverse the regs on "no kill" on the North Umpqua for winter steelhead and even potentially the Main Stem. The 1 a day and 5 a season was removed a few years back and it went to a no kill on wild steelhead... Read more
 
Keep Tribal Permits Handy
July 6, 2012
Mike Boyd
Word on the Street... The last week or so heard a little river gossip that is worth passing on. I was told by a guide buddy that the tribe is step up patroling Dry Creek to Trout Creek and that they want the Tribal permits ON  YOUR person or they will cite you.  I know, normally I... Read more
 
Haiku and Bob Ross
June 18, 2012
Mike Boyd
Alright, maybe I'm getting a little soft. The trip the other day was a blast. Old clients that are a hoot to fish with.  Super fun to fish with. Jon stated the night before "touch base" phone call with a sense of humor. I started "hey Jon, just touchin base for... Read more
 
Sharks Trump Snakes
June 13, 2012
Mike Boyd
Sharks Trump Snakes By: Mike Boyd I think I seem some ducks out there “What are those”?  A black object juts out of the water followed by another.   “Must be some diving bird like a cormorant, or a mergy.” I reply.   Nope, guess again mainland haole... Read more
 
Filling up the Stoke Tank
May 13, 2012
Mike Boyd
It it not too often I am on the other end of the stick as far as being guided or going on a destination trip. Normally I'm the one that is the destination and doing the pointing and instructing, not holding the cork.  All a different game. It is hard to make the  cast under pressure on... Read more
 
Pre Season Mental Preparation
May 8, 2012
Mike Boyd
As much fun as the Deschutes Trout and Steelhead season is, and as rewarding( if slightly sadistic) as winter steelheading can be once it all comes together, the salt and the finned critters in the brine rip.  I was so very fortunate to get a little island hopping and flats stalking to... Read more
 
NFS Quarterly "Strong Runs"
March 18, 2012
Mike Boyd
The Native Fish Society is on the fore front of standing up for the wild fish we revere.  Here is their most recent quarterly. Some good stuff in there to check out. Click and check it out. Read more