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Charles Meck was the author of 15 books on fly fishing, and a regular contributor to Fly Fisherman magazine for more than two decades.

Author Charlie Meck Passes at 86

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Author Charlie Meck passed away Sept. 19, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was 86 years old. He was the prolific… more »


Signature Series Intruder

by Scott Howell

It’s impossible to talk about the Intruder without first touching on its history. The Signature Series Intruder was not a… more »


Extra Terrestrials

by Vince Wilcox

When trying to match any type of insects, imitating their prominent features leads to success on the water, whether it… more »


Quiet Meadows

by Landon Mayer

A tributary of the Conejos River, with fishing conditions ranging from pocketwater below foaming cascades, to vast, seemingly endless meadow… more »


Fly Fishing’s Capital City: Helena, Montana

by Ben Romans

There’s no doubt Big Sky towns such as Missoula and Bozeman have already earned their seat among great fly fishing… more »


Falling for the Gunny

by Jason Stemple

Every angler has a favorite stretch of water, their honey hole, their go-to spot. It may have been love at first… more »


René Harrop's Favorite Beetle Patterns for Summer Trout

by René Harrop

The idea of a magic fly is as old as fly fishing. And it is a safe guess that most… more »


Diesel Fuel in the Delaware

by Rob Jagodzinski

A train derailment spilled some 4,000 gallons of diesel into the West Branch of the Delaware River, New York State… more »

Fishing an Ant Fall

Small Bites

by Jim McLennan

What are the most valuable bugs in your dry-fly box—the ones that get you the most business, in the most… more »


Kings of August

by Matt Straw

The famous running of the bulls takes place in Pamplona, where grown men suffer themselves to be chased down tight… more »

Game Changer Fly

Get a Spine

by Blane Chocklett

As a full-time guide on the James, New, and Roanoke Rivers in Virginia for trout, bass, stripers, and muskies, I… more »

Clown Shoe Caddis

Clown Shoe Caddis

by Charlie Craven

I have been extremely lucky in my lifetime to have met and known a lot of great fly tiers. Traveling… more »


Occupying the Skeena

by Steven Hawley

Don Wesley tells me he’s a lucky man. He’s a hereditary Chief of the Gitwilgyoots, one of nine allied tribes… more »

User Friendly Fly

Grillos's User Friendly

by Charlie Craven

Over the years, I have become a bigger and bigger fan of flies that solve problems. “Improved” patterns often start… more »

South Fork Anglers

Southern Colorado in Hot Water

by Jonathan Wright

Anglers, guides and trout in Southern Colorado are all toughing it out this season in an exceptional drought.  A combination… more »


Why a Native Fish Coalition?

by Ted Williams

For most Americans, including the majority of anglers, fisheries managers, and environmental groups, fish don’t count as wildlife. Fish are… more »


Waterproof Packs for 2018

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Whether you are deep wading a river in the Pacific Northwest, or wading the flats on the west side of Andros,… more »

Snake River

Cutthroat Universe

by Boots Allen

The greater Yellowstone area is a storied land in the world of fly fishing. Even today, after more than a… more »

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Presidential Piscatorial Pursuits

by Jonathan Wright

Q: What do Barack Obama and Donald Trump Jr. have in common? A: They each like to go fly fishing!… more »

Dan Vermillion Guide School

Guide School

by Hilary Hutcheson

From the rooter to the pooter.” It’s a phrase used by BBQ pork aficionados, and translates to using all parts… more »