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5 Best Trout Spots in the World

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Whether I’m at a fishing lodge, a boat ramp parking lot, a riverside campfire, or an airport terminal in a… more »

Patagonia Salmon

Patagonian Salmon Show Diverse Lineage

by Jonathan Wright

Salmon in Patagonia have become big business, both for aquaculture and sportsmen. Deliberate and accidental introductions of pacific salmon in… more »

Exocett SS

Thomas & Thomas Exocett SS

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The successful Thomas & Thomas Exocett saltwater series turned heads when it hit the market two years ago, and showed… more »

Bucket Biology Case

Bucket Biology Case Renders Giant Reward

by Jonathan Wright

A massive reward is being offered for information related to illegal stocking of walleye in Swan Lake, located near Kalispell,… more »


Inherit the Wind

by Joe Mahler

I don’t sail, but I have always admired those who do it well. Using the wind to their advantage, good… more »

Rocky Mountain Bio Lab Conducting Research on Stoneflies

Stoneflies from Mars

by Jonathan Wright

Stoneflies, (Order: Plecoptera), are among the largest insects in any river community, and are of significant importance to fresh water… more »

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Low and Slow: Current and Stream Fishing

by Lance Egan

The best tip for fishing current is to consistently present a team of nymphs low and slow near the riverbed…. more »

Dancing with the Stars Lisa Arnold

Fishing With The Stars

by Jonathan Wright

Fly Fishing attracts more than it’s share of celebrities who appreciate our sport. Movie and rock stars, politicians and captains… more »

Waterworks Lamson Cobalt

Waterworks Lamson Cobalt

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Amid the current profusion of fly reels on the market, it’s hard to imagine much new being brought to the… more »

Orvis Waders

Orvis Ultralight Convertible Wader

by Ross Purnell, Editor

I’ve backpacked into high-mountain lakes without waders just because I couldn’t handle the extra weight. Standing crotch-deep in numbing water,… more »


Scott G-Series

by Ross Purnell, Editor

In 1976, San Fransisco was ground zero in the world of graphite fly rod design. Golden Gate Casting Club member… more »

Fly Base Layer

Hook & Fly Base Layer

by Jeff Simpson

Blending the best two natural materials in the world—Bamboo and Merino wool—results in a garment that benefits from the best… more »

Ross Evolution R Salt

Ross Evolution R Salt

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The original Evolution R has a braking system derived from 7 stacked stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer disks. What’s better… more »

Spine Of The Rod

Spine Of The Rod

by Ross Purnell, Editor

  John Ange finds and marks the spine of every rod section produced in the Thomas & Thomas factory in… more »

Permit Fishing

The Father of the Fish

by Ross Purnell, Editor

In May 2007 Lincoln Westby used weathered, sun-bleached lumber to post signs at both ends of a 2-mile-long flat near… more »

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Montana as it Was: A Hellroaring Adventure into the Absorka-Beartooth Wilderness

by Jessica Mcglothlin

The big-boned bay gelding barely spared a glance as we dug out a 5-weight from the pack mule’s panniers. He… more »


Two Bit Stone

by Charlie Craven

It’s always a good idea to have a plan and, indeed, I had a great plan in mind when I… more »


Fly Fisherman Conservationist of the Year Finalists

by Sarah Grigg

It’s almost time to pick a winner. We looked at more than 50 nominations, and our selection committee very carefully… more »

Silver Sea Trout

The Silver One

by Ross Purnell, Editor

There are many places in the world where the fishing isn’t nearly as good as it used to be. Most… more »


2017 Fly Fisherman Holiday Gift Guide

by Jeff Simpson

Check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the fly fisher in your life. Yeti Rambler Jugs Half-gallon and gallon… more »