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Fly Fishing Iceland

Trolls, Elves, & Salmon

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Mythical creatures that actually do exist in Iceland Oli and I stood on the cliff top and scanned the beryl… more »


California Striped Bass, Black Bass, and Salmon Concerns

by Jonathan Wright

In an upcoming vote on regulation of Striped and Black Bass that will affect California’s Central Valley drainages and Delta… more »

Massive Montana Fish Kill

Massive Montana Fish Kill

by Jonathan Wright

Alarming news from the American West this week—reported by Reuters and the Associated Press, a 186 mile stretch of the… more »


The Mother of all Stoneflies

by Charlie Craven

For everything from Skwalas to Salmonflies Designing a fly pattern rarely starts at the tying bench. For me, it most… more »

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The Mop Fly

by Jonathan Wright

Every once in a while, there comes along a development that galvanizes the fly fishing community. Seventy-five years ago, monofilament leaders… more »


Eric Clapton lands record Atlantic Salmon in Iceland

by Jonathan Wright

Impressive fishing news from Iceland this week — famed guitarist and Rock icon Eric Clapton is reported to have landed… more »

Fly Fishing For Carp

Carp Diem

by Jonathan Wright

Unloved, unlovely, underestimated and under appreciated, Carp are the ugly ducklings of the fly fishing world. The aesthetic splendor of… more »

Hot Fly Patterns

Fly Innovations

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The flies all trout fishers should carry imitae broad insect groups like caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies, minnows, leeches, worms, and crustaceans…. more »

Kamchatka Steelhead

Kamchatka Steelhead

by Jonathan Wright

When I was nineteen years old, I landed a dream job and didn’t even know it.  I got hired for… more »

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 »