Simply, C$.

Posted: January 18, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Maybe the coolest A3 w/ Fish hoodie picture yet. Thank you, Carlin Sage from NWK Fishing. And to Garrett James for snapping this pic.

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New order coming soon. Place your order now. Here. In the comments. Leave your phone number for text.

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If you can tough it out a super steel may await you

Posted: January 15, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Like so many of you I have been essentially camping in my house for days. With only the occasional trip to the store for supplies the last five days have been all about me and Max hanging out on a second winter break under inches and inches of snow and ice. Playin in the snow with Max and we even built an igloo for him.

Not everyone is binge watching Netflix and playing in the snow. I’ve got some die hard friends however who are not spending this cold snap the way I have been.

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Nick Nelson

One of them braved the weather and driving conditions to eek out a dandy on last cast yesterday. Thanks for sharing, Nick.

Helping a fried: F*ck Cancer.

Posted: January 5, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



I was recently made aware a very good friend of mine is going through a very hard time right now. The challenge of her life, perhaps. The link is self explanatory and is all too familiar for so many of us in some way. Please take a moment to reflect and visit the link below if you’d like. Her name is Molly Francis and she has been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Breast cancer. Please help if you can.

CLICK HERE FOR MOLLY

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Coastal dandy!

Posted: January 4, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



My dad has some pretty fishy friends no matter where he goes or where they come from. This past week one of dad’s very best friends and fishing partners, Dan Shively, visited from Washington DC.

Having recently moved there from right here in Portland….Dan hasn’t had much opportunity to fish. To say the least.

So….fair being fair and the Fish Gods knowing exactly what’s what….Dan was rewarded with a coastal dandy on their float. Their very, very, cold float.

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Dan Shively

3A w/ Fish Hoodie Pics

Posted: January 3, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Thanks to all of you All Around Anglers who got in on my new Hoodies in 2016. There’s only about 40 out there. So you’re in a pretty special group. The design is fire and people are really loving the off-line comeback for the OG brand that molded online river angling content.

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I will be doing one more hoodie order and then I will be moving over to longsleeve tees and beanies.

Interested? Text me: 503-891-5470



Enjoy a little video from the write up I did about the trip Max, dad and I took during break. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Three generations of 3A

Posted: December 31, 2016 by Hellcat in Fish Reports
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During my son’s Christmas Break this year, his first ever from school, I took Pops and Max to a little ditty of mine. We actually hooked fish too. While dad worked with Max and his sweet little one-piece, graphite spin caster…I went and threw some BC Steels around.

If you read All Around Angler then you should know what my favorite one is for the rivers here in OR and WA. Anyone hazard a guess? Weight and color….over.

Back to the story….Before we took off for the day I had rigged Max’s rod up with an 1/16th oz steelhead jig with the hooked chopped off. This rig kept him busy without danger or snag. I call it the baby-sitting fishing rod. Once I scoped down river I saw the change in bottom contour. It was deeper closer to the bank. Which meant I could twitch and flutter my spoon as well as cast and retrieve.

The weather had taken a turn and my little guy was getting pretty chilly. With limited time due to an ‘over the boot with water’ scenario for Max, I successfully hooked three fish with this method. Two of which I tried to walk up river to Maxwell and my dad who were without waders. One of the fish, which were both coho or summer steelhead, I successfully handed off my big rod to my son…ever so briefly before the lack of tension on the siwash freed up the fish.

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^^^If you look closely at the base of Maxwell’s feet…you’ll see his Hotwheel nature garage he built. 🙂

Kirby Canon: PDXSALMONJUNKIE

Posted: December 28, 2016 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Check out this gorgeous specimen of muscle and chrome taken on a float by Kirby Canon’s boat this week. #Dandy.

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Who Hammer? More Hammer.

Posted: December 28, 2016 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Check out these killer winter pics of chrome and AAA apparel from Kevin Gray! Very nice.

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Chromehammer

Posted: December 28, 2016 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



By Kevin Gray

We had a great day for December! We found 4 dime bright steelhead. Nice big mint native in the mix too.

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