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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 »


The 25th Anniversary of A River Runs Through It

by Jason Borger

“In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing.” Those words, written by Norman Maclean and… more »

Abel Limited Edition Johnny Cash Reel

Abel Johnny Cash Limited Edition Reel

by Jonathan Wright

Abel Reels, working in partnership with the Johnny Cash estate, has announced today the release of the Johnny Cash Limited Edition… more »

Oliver White ties his arapaima flies with Owner Aki 8/0 hooks. Jim Klug photo

Big Flies for (Really) Big Fish

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Tying arapaima flies with Oliver White and guide Shun Alvin When I came back from Guyana and showed friends and… more »

Brook Trout Spawning in Salt Water

Brook Trout Spawning in Salt Water

by Jonathan Wright

Researchers in New England have filmed evidence of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) spawning in a brackish salt water estuary. While… more »


GTs And Giant Tortoises

by Sarah Grigg

Riding a cruiser around the three-mile perimeter of Alphonse Island doesn’t take long, but overwhelms the senses nonetheless. The massive… more »

Coastal Rivers of Costa Rica

More Monkeys than People

by Oliver White

Nothing beats bumming around foreign countries looking for adventure. When the folks at Howler Brothers invited me to Costa Rica… more »

Guides Save Drowning Baby

Guides Save Drowning Baby

by Jonathan Wright

A fishing guide in northern California and his client for the day have rescued a drowning baby in the Sacramento… more »

Still photo from the BBC series Blue Planet II.

Monsters of the flats take down anything that swims (or flies)

by Ross Purnell, Editor

When I wrote the story “Freaky Farquhar” in the Aug-Sep 2016 issue of FLY FISHERMAN, my introduction focused on the… more »

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

6th Annual BTT Science Symposium

by Jonathan Wright

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, the leading environmental advocacy and research organization dedicated to the issue of saltwater flats, will… more »


Costa Cleans Up The Keys

by Jonathan Wright

What do you do if your yearly company get-together in Florida has to take a rain check because of a… more »

Pennsylvania Trout

Cheesesteak Trout

by Henry Ramsay

When Fly Fishers talk about fly fishing in Pennsylvania, several different thoughts come to mind. It is a state that… more »

Beth Sweeting photo

The Hidden Honey Holes of Guyana

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The fishing in Rewa, Guyana, is spectacular—you’re hunting the biggest scaled freshwater fish in the world, and they are often in… more »

California Eel River

Return to Abundance

by MIchael Wier

What happened to the Eel River? “It’s not worth even going there anymore, all the fish are gone.” This was… more »

The Upper Rio Grande

The Upper Rio Grande: Colorado’s best-kept Secret

by Jonathan Wright

Standing beside the crumbling adobe barn across the river, the old mule eyed me with contempt. I was wading mid-current… more »