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Liquid Treasure

by Paul Weamer

At the time of my first trip to the Yellowstone region, I was managing two fly shops for a fly-fishing… more »

Thompson River steelhead are now officially considered endangered under Canada's Species At Risk Act (SARA). Russell Miller photo

Only 177 steelhead returned to spawn in 2017, the lowest on record

by Ross Purnell, Editor

  In the April-May 2018 issue of Fly Fisherman (on sale now) we reported that Thompson River steelhead are on… more »

Seriously North

Praying to the Fish Gods

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Have you ever experienced fishing that was so dismal, you were compelled to get down on your knees and pray? That’s how… more »

2018 Cuda Bowl

The 'Cuda Bowl!

by Jonathan Wright

They can be big, they can be bad, and if you don’t keep your wits about you, things can go… more »

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Rise of the Southern Kingdom

by Ken Morrish

It is the last fishing session of the trip, and over the past two hours I have become absolutely certain… more »

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1 Guy With A Fly Rod

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Sweat dripped from my nose as I crouched in morbid curiosity to get a closer look at the biggest freshwater… more »

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Who Owns the Stream Bottom?

by Jonathan Wright

Public stream access in Colorado has once again become a contested issue, and this time it’s being argued in federal… more »

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Fishing the “Super Slam” on Catalina Island

by Ken Hanley

The fly line cut the water’s surface like a blade in a surgeon’s hand—quick, clean, and precise. While the yellowtail… more »

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The Wild Wild East

by Mike Stanislaw & Nicholas Raftas

It’s one of the oldest river valleys in North America, and during an early October morning, the frost holds rein… more »

Bonefish Spawning in Captivity

Bonefish Spawning in Captivity

by Jonathan Wright

Bonefish have now been observed attempting to reproduce in captivity, a new development in marine fisheries science.  As reported by… more »

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How to Select the Best Saltwater Leader

by Capt. Bruce Chard

In the last 25 years of guiding, the most common questions I get from fly fishers are about saltwater leaders…. more »

Picking a Fly Leader

Picking the Perfect Fly-Fishing Leader

by George Daniel

With your future boss, going on a first date, meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time, or presenting a… more »

Best New Fly Line of 2018

New Fly Lines of 2018

by Fly Fisherman

Amplitude Anadro  The Anadro is for big fish like steelhead, Atlantic salmon, Chinooks, and cohos in big rivers where long… more »

Atlantic-Salmon

Ancient Lake Ontario Salmon Were Not Migratory

by Jonathan Wright

Ancient populations of Atlantic Salmon in Lake Ontario were completely landlocked, never venturing to the ocean, according to a recent… more »

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Blane Chocklett is the Jedi Master of Muskie Fishing

by Oliver White

Muskies are “the fish of 10,000 casts” . . . or 43 casts if you are fishing with guide Blane… more »

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10 Techniques for Getting Unsnagged

by Joe Mahler

We all get snagged from time to time—it’s a fact of fishing. And just as Babe Ruth simultaneously led the… more »

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The Fly-Fishing Lives of Jeff and Granny Currier

by Sarah Grigg

In 2015, I drove from Bozeman, Montana to Victor, Idaho—through the Madison Valley elk herd, by the monster trout of… more »

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Concrete Ninjas

by Jonathan Wright

Ok, it’s winter, and you’ve been painted into a corner. As a fresh water fly fisherman, you’re pretty much looking… more »

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Sandy Moret: 2018 Conservationist of the Year

by Sarah Grigg

America’s sugar lobby is one of the fiercest and most powerful on Capitol Hill. Everglades National Park is one of… more »

Mercury in Fish Pellets

Mercury in Fish Pellets Shift to Environment

by Jonathan Wright

Scientists in France have now identified that fish pellets used in hatcheries carry measurable levels of mercury — present in… more »