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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Folly?

by Fly Fisherman

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has become embroiled in a controversy surrounding a proposed eco-resort in Belize that he is involved in… more »

Best Carp Flies

The 15 Best Carp Flies

by Jay Zimmerman

It is difficult to stereotype an intelligent species. Carp have a longer memory and a better ability to learn than… more »

Tying flies with Michael Pepi

The Lollapalooza of Fly Fishing

by Jacqueline Law

The story of a fly-fishing Hipcamp at Clear Creek, California I’m  a senior majoring in biology at Millersville University, in Pennsylvania,… more »

Fly Fishing Team USA

Fly Fishing Team USA Takes Bronze

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Whether you loathe or admire the idea of competitive fly fishing, you’ve got to be impressed with Fly Fishing Team… more »

Fly Fishing Adventurer

Chasing Dragons

by Oliver White

Every failure is one step closer to success Guides in the Bahamas are genetically coded with an internal GPS—I have… more »

Water Boatman Fly

Tim’s Water Boatman

by Charlie Craven

Catching big ’bows doesn’t have to be complicated Stillwater fishing has become more and more popular here in Colorado over… more »

Fly Fishing Alligator Gar


by Jonathan Wright

They’ve been waiting millions of years for this opportunity. Armored giants twice the size of a man, with rows of… more »


A Propensity for Density

by George Daniel

When to weight the tippet, not your flies We’re living in a time when compromise is becoming harder to find between opposing views…. more »


Kid Casting Champ : Maxine McCormick

by Jonathan Wright

In 1951, an world championship in outdoor sports was won by a young woman competing as an amateur against an… more »

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 »