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Lawrence Levine

Remembering Umpqua Community College Victim Lawrence Levine

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


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


Jungle Recovery

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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

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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

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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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Celebrity Trout

by Ross Purnell, Editor 1

Long-lived brown trout can live in the same spot a decade or longer On the cover of the Aug.-Sep. 2014… more »

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Super Spinner Fall

by Ross Purnell, Editor 1

A little over a year ago I sat in Lefty’s Kreh’s living room and he told me about his recent trip… more »

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Welding a Fly Line Loop Video

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Welding a Fly Line Loop Several companies sell customizable lengths of T material you can cut yourself to get just the… more »


16 Pound New Zealand Brown Trout

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New Zealand’s forests are comprised mostly of several different species of southern beech trees. Their nuts or seeds drop every… more »

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