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WINTER IS HERE – DECEMBER 2015 by STEVE PERAKIS

After a summer of record-setting drought and low flows, winter roared into the Pacific Northwest late in 2015, dumping much needed snow in the mountains and rain in the rivers.  So much rain, so fast, that many rivers reached flood stage over multiple days in back-to-back storms.  Bankside trees were uprooted and moved to new [...]

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Beer Season is Over – Time for Bourbon by Pete Gadd

I was Summer Steelheading on a lovely afternoon when it occurred to me; perhaps it is no longer summer. The beer, slushing about, half frozen in our dry box, the icicles lengthening along the sides of the raft, each dip in the river adding another icy layer to our tube’s encapsulation. My rod, a Burkheimer [...]

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excusez-moi, où sont les volants staek de flavore ?

le saumon atlantique avec Pete Gadd Several hundred years of fly fishing tradition for Atlantic Salmon is ancestor of modern steelheading and so holds a good amount of Romantic Charm for us. While our aspirations abound, we are not all able to drop $1500/night at a lodge. The better destinations are often saddled with difficult [...]

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Dean River British Columbia

Bucket List Trip! At a Discount…   The week is June 26th – July 3rd, hosted by Jason Hartwick of Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service. We have discounted it $1000 and is now priced at $5150. Price includes full week of guided fishing, all meals by our amazing chef, wine with dinner and our roundtrip [...]

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Caaarp With Peter Gadd

When news of normalizing relations with Cuba broke headlines, many anglers began dreaming of direct flights to virgin turquoise Bonefish flats and the shimmer of tailing Permit. Of course when reality sets in, a delightful if somewhat more pedestrian alternative is just up the highway. You may not be able to afford Cuba but a [...]

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John Larison’s Quiver the Burkheimer 9145-4

The following is an occasional series exploring the quiver of rods that John Larison fishes throughout his season.  Stay tuned for further installments. John Larison’s Quiver The Burkheimer 9145-4 No rod quiver is complete without a big water, big wade, big fish canon.  How often have you been on a run that demanded a belly [...]

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CF Burkheimer Week at the Spey Lodge

Another year of Steelhead fishing has passed and it’s time to start a new season of chasing silver.  Our Steelhead year always gets rolling with a Week at The Spey Lodge in Terrace, British Columbia.  While some believe the Fall fishing is the time of choice in the North country, those that are “in the [...]

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Atlantic Salmon with Willy George

How I discovered the difference between an Atlantic Salmon and a Steelhead by Willy George  It was one of the few remaining species on my bucket list — the Atlantic Salmon.  It’s funny how some of my fly fishing trips come together.  I met Ernie up on the Babine last Fall fishing for steelhead at [...]

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Pocket Water Fishing and the 483-4 DAL

Today’s fly rod marketing is predictable, nearly all the manufacturers want to tell you how light and fast theirs rods are, and why that makes them better.  They go on and on talking about proprietary materials, processes and actions.  The truth is, all rod manufacturers are using pretty much the same materials and processes to [...]

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Changes at C.F. Burkheimer

As a new season gets into full swing we have some changes here at C.F. Burkheimer Fly Rod Company.

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