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Desert Oasis

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

Texas is hot, dry, and inhospitable for most outdoorsmen—unless of course you’re floating or knee deep in a desert oasis like the… more »

from Trapper Rudd's Facebook page

Fly-Fishing Adventurer Trapper Rudd Passes

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

Trapper Rudd, who started the Silverthorne, Colorado, fly shop Cutthroat Anglers—and built it into a thriving business—passed away May 5,… more »

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

Florida’s Black Tide

by Ross Purnell, Editor 2

How Sugar Drained the Everglades (and Sent a Flood of Polluted Water Elsewhere) Seven inches of rain in January—normally Florida’s… more »

Gold Fever

Risking it all to Catch Brown Trout

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

During the California Gold Rush in the Sierra Nevada (starting in 1849) forty-niners risked deadly peril for what they dreamed… more »

Donald Trump Jr. and his son pursue rainbows on the swing during a recent trip to Alaska.

George Daniel’s Streamer Masterpiece

by Ross Purnell, Editor 2

In the current Feb-Mar 2016 issue of Fly Fisherman magazine, contributing editor George Daniel shares his strategies for “Streamers in… more »

Cody Burgdorff celebrates his 2014 PFA Tour Championship win.

Burned by the Professional Fly Angler Tour

by Ross Purnell, Editor 5

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 »

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 3

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

Dean River steelhead

What’s that Reel?

by Ross Purnell, Editor 2

We’ve had some emails and phone calls in the past two weeks about the current cover image of Fly Fisherman,… more »

Lawrence Levine

Remembering Umpqua Community College Victim Lawrence Levine

by Ross Purnell, Editor 16

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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