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Picking a Fly Leader

Picking the Perfect Fly-Fishing Leader

by George Daniel

With your future boss, going on a first date, meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time, or presenting a… more »

Best New Fly Line of 2018

New Fly Lines of 2018

by Fly Fisherman

Amplitude Anadro  The Anadro is for big fish like steelhead, Atlantic salmon, Chinooks, and cohos in big rivers where long… more »


Ancient Lake Ontario Salmon Were Not Migratory

by Jonathan Wright

Ancient populations of Atlantic Salmon in Lake Ontario were completely landlocked, never venturing to the ocean, according to a recent… more »


Blane Chocklett is the Jedi Master of Muskie Fishing

by Oliver White

Muskies are “the fish of 10,000 casts” . . . or 43 casts if you are fishing with guide Blane… more »


10 Techniques for Getting Unsnagged

by Joe Mahler

We all get snagged from time to time—it’s a fact of fishing. And just as Babe Ruth simultaneously led the… more »


The Fly-Fishing Lives of Jeff and Granny Currier

by Sarah Grigg

In 2015, I drove from Bozeman, Montana to Victor, Idaho—through the Madison Valley elk herd, by the monster trout of… more »


Concrete Ninjas

by Jonathan Wright

Ok, it’s winter, and you’ve been painted into a corner. As a fresh water fly fisherman, you’re pretty much looking… more »


Sandy Moret: 2018 Conservationist of the Year

by Sarah Grigg

America’s sugar lobby is one of the fiercest and most powerful on Capitol Hill. Everglades National Park is one of… more »

Mercury in Fish Pellets

Mercury in Fish Pellets Shift to Environment

by Jonathan Wright

Scientists in France have now identified that fish pellets used in hatcheries carry measurable levels of mercury — present in… more »


Tying the Hell Razor Craw

by Charlie Craven

There are very few gaps in my fly arsenal. I have boxes of flies for every stage of every insect… more »


Forever Green on Brodhead Creek

by Ben Turpin

Brodhead Creek is the birthplace of American fly fishing, with a rich history filled with the likes of Thaddeus Norris,… more »


5 Best Trout Spots in the World

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Whether I’m at a fishing lodge, a boat ramp parking lot, a riverside campfire, or an airport terminal in a… more »

Chinook salmon at Austral Kings ( average 35 pounds, but fish over 50 pounds are caught weekly. More important, there are huge numbers of salmon visibly rolling through much of the prime season and they are chrome-bright and full of fight near tidewater. This photo originally appeared in the April-May 2017 issue of Fly Fisherman in the story "Rise of the Southern Kingdom." Ken Morrish photo

Patagonian Salmon Show Diverse Lineage

by Jonathan Wright

Salmon in Patagonia have become big business, both for aquaculture and sportsmen. Deliberate and accidental introductions of pacific salmon in… more »

Exocett SS

Thomas & Thomas Exocett SS

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The successful Thomas & Thomas Exocett saltwater series turned heads when it hit the market two years ago, and showed… more »

Bucket Biology Case

Bucket Biology Case Renders Giant Reward

by Jonathan Wright

A massive reward is being offered for information related to illegal stocking of walleye in Swan Lake, located near Kalispell,… more »


The Country Mile

by Matthew Green

Every year in late March and early April, Theo Copeland and I search the lower reaches of the Tailwater in… more »

Fly Fishing

Dry Line Steelhead

by Dana Sturn

There’s no finer moment 
in autumn fly fishing than the near-surface take of a wild steelhead. While some gush about… more »


Inherit the Wind

by Joe Mahler

I don’t sail, but I have always admired those who do it well. Using the wind to their advantage, good… more »

Rocky Mountain Bio Lab Conducting Research on Stoneflies

Stoneflies from Mars

by Jonathan Wright

Stoneflies, (Order: Plecoptera), are among the largest insects in any river community, and are of significant importance to fresh water… more »

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Low and Slow: Cut the current with these techniques and terminal tackle

by Lance Egan

The best tip for fishing current is to consistently present a team of nymphs low and slow near the riverbed…. more »