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Yvon Chouinard

Lessons from a Simple Fly

by Yvon Chouinard

Outdoor pursuits and crafts that I’ve been involved in—from mountaineering and whitewater kayaking to spear fishing and tool making— the… more »

Nymph Fly Fishing

High—and Dry—Sticking

by Jonathan Wright

In my long—and continuing—education as a fly fisherman, I’ve realized an equal number of “A-ha” and “D’oh!” moments. Some of… more »

Tarpon Tracking Program


by Jonathan Wright

Exciting news being reported regarding Tarpon research. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation… more »

Farquhar Atoll

Freaky Farquhar

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The bird hatch of Farquhar Atoll (and other fly-fishing anomalies) Goulette is the creole word for “tern,” and it’s also a… more »


K.C. Walsh Speaks Out

by Sarah Grigg

The president of Simms speaks out on mine threats, dangerous politics, and helping veterans The President and majority shareholder of… more »

Fishing Tailwater Brown Trout

Fishing the Rise

by Blane Chocklett

Flies and strategies for big tailwater browns The access points are already busy at 7 a.m. as guides and their… more »

17 year Cicada

They’re baaaack!

by Jonathan Wright

The 17 year Cicada are emerging in the midwest, and reports are that the hatch is spectacular.  Wikipedia cites the… more »

Swinging Wet Flies

Swinging Wet Flies Downstream

by Jonathan Wright

Summer is upon us, the time trout fisherman start to change things up.  Springtime nymph fishing is deadly, streamer fishing… more »

Fly Fishing With Dad

Your Last Best Man

by Jonathan Wright

A Father’s influence is a constant and historical theme in fishing—most  kids are introduced at a very young age by… more »


Glen Canyon Dam Removal

by Jonathan Wright

As reported in the New York Times last month, the Glen Canyon Dam below Lake Powell in Utah is under… more »

Sacramento River California

Bass & Whiskey

by Fly Fisherman

Mark Twain famously said “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.” After several years of drought, his words… more »

Morrish’s May Day

Morrish’s May Day

by Charlie Craven

A new fold on Quigley’s Hackle Stacker technique There are an awful lot of good fly tiers on the planet… more »


Cherry Salmon

by Fly Fisherman

The high price of dams and urbanization Cherry salmon has for the most part been the colloquial term used by… more »


Olympic Pole Vaulter's Perfect Fishing Partner

by Ross Purnell, Editor

A fly-fishing tribute to her dad The summer Olympics are always special to me. I must admit that it’s hard… more »

Fly Fishing Snook

Snook in your Sights

by Mike Conner

Fly Fishing Snook: DIY sight fishing on Florida’s easy-access beaches Billowing columns of bright white cumulus clouds ringed the horizon, placid… more »


Ditch Damsel

by Charlie Craven

This sexy, slender creation rides hook point up and wiggles when wet Jay Zimmerman’s Ditch Damsel is one of the… more »


Pretty in Pink

by Gordon Rose

A Bighorn guide’s secret weapon Through my decades of guiding Montana’s BigHorn River, I witnessed the irreversible trend of fly… more »


Fight Club

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Use your rod position to maximum advantage When I was a fly-fishing guide, and I had beginners in my boat,… more »


Reading the Water

by Fly Fisherman

Finding trout in streams Locating fish is the first step to a successful outing. In moving water, predatory fish hold… more »

Photo Ross Purnell

Big Deal About a Small Thing

by Ross Purnell, Editor

New nano-resin adopted by St. Croix, G.Loomis, and others     The biggest improvement to fly rods in 2011 is… more »