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Cody Burgdorff celebrates his 2014 PFA Tour Championship win.

Tour winners say pay-outs never happened

by Ross Purnell, Editor

In 2014, 23 fly fishers paid up to $12,000 each to join the world’s first professional fly-fishing tournament series. Modeled partly… more »

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Angler Profile: Mark Engler

by Fly Fisherman

Mark Engler has spent decades guiding fishing trips in Colorado and New Mexico and has become a legend for it:… more »


2015 Fly Gift Guide

by Fly Fisherman

Fly fishers we know always smile after they receive more rods, reels, flies and any other new fly fishing gear… more »


Conservationist of the Year

by Ross Purnell, Editor

There are many great conservation organizations out there working to protect our fisheries, and we all know their names: Wild… more »

Provo River

Stream access war expected to continue at Utah Supreme Court

by Ross Purnell, Editor

On Nov. 4, 2015, Judge Derek Pullan of Utah’s 4th District Court ruled in favor the public’s right to lawfully… more »


Flags in the Wilderness

by Chris Kassar

Against a cobalt sky,  puffy pewter clouds waltz with the sun. Below, Bradley Noone stands knee-deep in a quiet pool… more »

Mark Engler on Vallecito Reservoir, Colorado

Mark Engler: The Man Who Created the WD-40

by Ross Purnell, Editor

On his own time, Mark Engler is a pike hunter, but he’s best known as one of the top guides at… more »


Fly Fishing the Hendrickson Hatch

by Paul Weamer

A century of fishing the Hendrickson hatch Theodore Gordon, the father of American dry-fly fishing, has died. He was America’s best… more »


55°12’08.6″S 67°24’58.1”W

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Fly fishing is a journey of discovery. Discovering what type of insects those rising trout are feeding upon. Finding an… more »


Fly Fishing Peacock Bass

by John G. Sherman

The Amazon’s best bet for 20-pound peacock bass My hands were still shaking, and my right arm felt as though… more »


The Gros Ventre

by Brian Irwin

A revitalized DIY cutthroat trout stream at the gates of Grand Teton National Park The hamlet of Kelly, Wyoming is… more »


Jungle Recovery

by Ross Purnell, Editor

While floods have ravaged the two best-known fly-fishing lodges in the golden dorado waters of Bolivia’s Tsimane Rainforest, local aboriginal… more »

Guanaja Bonefish

by President Jimmy Carter

Rebuilding the mangrove ecosystem of a Honduras flats paradise My wife, Rosalynn, and I were in Argentina in October 1998… more »


12 Proven Steelhead Flies

by Matt Straw

What is the perfect steelhead fly? The answer requires a look: At the calendar; Out the window; At the river… more »


El Camino: Fly Tying Pattern By Andrew Grillos

by Charlie Craven

I have to admit I’ve never been fond of the term “guide flies.” Maybe it’s just in my head, but… more »


The Permit Curse

by Oliver White

When something can go wrong, it will go wrong Cruising to the next flat, my guide Chico catches sight of… more »


the Hoh River

by Eric Paulson

A run of priceless giant wild steelhead is being sold for $9 per pound Wild steelhead protection in the Pacific… more »


Myth-Busting: Sun Exposure Dangers

by Rich Bach

Here are some commonly held beliefs about sun protection, which are shared by many anglers. Only problem is, they’re false…. more »

Pickup Lines illustration by Joe Mahler

Fly Fisherman Illustrator Wins Major Award

by Ross Purnell, Editor

FLY FISHERMAN author/illustrator Joe Mahler received both a first and a second place award from the Outdoor Writer’s Association of… more »


Exploring the Uinta Mountains

by Brett Prettyman

Utah’s largest wilderness area remains mostly untapped by fly fishers Some anglers spend their lives trying different waters to soak… more »