A LIFE WORTH FISHING
At age 15, Kayla Lockhart received emancipation from what many would consider a far-from-normal childhood experience. Struggling with depression and anxiety, Kayla searched for a safe and stable outlet. At age 24, she picked up her first fly rod and found a new way to cope.
A Season cut Short
This winter has been one wild ride. It started with heavy amounts of rainfall, causing the rivers in the Pacific North West to reach flood stages, making them impossible to fish. Then, the season came to an abrupt end, as the state of Washington shut down all fishing in response to COVID-19.
Spey casting and the pursuit of steelhead have always interested me. Growing up in North Carolina, I mostly followed the blue lines on a map chasing smaller trout or fishing ponds for bass. Upon my arrival in Bend, I decided to pick up a Spey rod to learn how to cast it.
Home waters: The Pisgah
The problem with private water is just that, it's private. Now imagine yourself fishing arguably the best stretch of trout water found on the East Coast. Well you can, on June 17th Davidson River Outfitters will be opening up their private section of the Davidson River to anyone that wants to demo a new Redington rod. We'll be camped out at their fly shop with new product that you can demo at no cost.
New Find Your Water Film - Contradictions
Escape to Montana’s legendary Bighorn River with Rich, a fly angler and hard-rock miner from Billings who works hard to play hard no matter the season. He understands what it means to be a contradiction, and his story highlights the nuanced relationship every angler has with the river. At the end of it all, though, Rich understands one vital truth about his identity.
Saying Hi to Dad
Lee's Ferry is an amazing place, and to KC Badger it's a place where he can reconnect with his father through childhood memories and time on the water. Click the link below to read KC's write up about his relationship with his father and returning back to this special place to be with Dad once again