Winner, winner, chicken dinner. We had a great response to the fly-box giveaway, and it sounds like everyone shares the water with some cool people (and dogs). I wrote the name of everyone who completed a post (sorry BenC and ThatKid—I couldn’t enter your names more than once even though you made multiple posts J) and threw the names in a ball cap. After a quick shuffle, I drew a name. Congratulations…


You have a fly box coming your way. Email me the 12 freshwater flies you want in the box as well as your mailing address to, and I’ll get it filled and out to you as soon as possible.

If you need any help selecting some patterns, let me know. I just returned from a camping and fishing trip on the Salmon River in central Idaho and can make some cool recommendations. My buddy and I had the chance to test some new patterns while floating through a the river’s whitewater chutes, and at the end of the day we were pleased with the results. We caught more trout than we could count, grilled up some mean breakfasts and greasy dinners, and passed through some great water. Look for photos later this week.

I’ll try to plan some more giveaways in the coming weeks. Maybe something with a hunting angle? The season will be upon us before you know it. Stay tuned. —Ben