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Cody Burgdorff celebrates his 2014 PFA Tour Championship win.

Burned by the Professional Fly Angler Tour

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

In 2014, 23 fly fishers paid up to $12,000 each to join the world’s first professional fly-fishing tournament series. Modeled partly… more »


Conservationist of the Year

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

There are many great conservation organizations out there working to protect our fisheries, and we all know their names: Wild… more »

Provo River

Utahns Win Five-Year Battle for Stream Access

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

On Nov. 4, 2015, Judge Derek Pullan of Utah’s 4th District Court ruled in favor the public’s right to lawfully… more »

Mark Engler on Vallecito Reservoir, Colorado

Mark Engler: The Man Who Created the WD-40

by Ross Purnell, Editor 1

On his own time, Mark Engler is a pike hunter, but he’s best known as one of the top guides at… more »

Lawrence Levine

Remembering Umpqua Community College Victim Lawrence Levine

by Ross Purnell, Editor 14

A mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Oct. 1, left nine people dead and nine more… more »


55°12’08.6″S 67°24’58.1”W

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

Fly fishing is a journey of discovery. Discovering what type of insects those rising trout are feeding upon. Finding an… more »


Jungle Recovery

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

While floods have ravaged the two best-known fly-fishing lodges in the golden dorado waters of Bolivia’s Tsimane Rainforest, local aboriginal… more »


How Aluminum Changed Fly Fishing Forever

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

When you’re onstream, casting dry flies to rising trout, it seems like you’re alone in the wilderness, a million miles… more »

Pickup Lines illustration by Joe Mahler

Fly Fisherman Illustrator Wins Major Award

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FLY FISHERMAN author/illustrator Joe Mahler received both a first and a second place award from the Outdoor Writer’s Association of… more »


Game Changer

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

For decades, fly fishers have tried to create fly patterns that swim and move in the water like a real… more »

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