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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Basin & Range Outdoors was created to share the adventures experienced by two brothers in the American West. From the highest alpine terrains to the lowest sonoran deserts we will chronicle the pain and triumph that accompanies all of our outdoor pursuits.

There will be no high-fence hunts, no fly fishing lodges, no streamside caviar and wine breaks. Instead, you can expect cold nights sleeping in the dirt, flat tires on old trucks, and big dreams realized on small budgets. With Basin & Range Outdoors you will find useful reviews of hunting and fly fishing products, techniques, locations, and a general review of our outdoor expeditions on public land.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stalking Omak's Giants

Lahontan cutthroat will soon be cruising the shallows of Omak Lake.  I would encourage anybody in search of the large cutthroat to start their search now.  As lake tempratures warm entering the months of May and June, the shallows will be chaulked full of 15-20" fish.  Although fun to catch, rarely are you given time to present a fly to one of the lakes giants.  Many of the days fished during March and
April are cold and fishing slow, but if you can fight through the mental game, it is possible to hook a true monster.  Long casts with big heavy flies has been the ticket in the past.  If you don't know where to start, try Cow Pie Beach.