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Mayfly Nymph

Trigger Nymphs

by George Daniel

Trout have brains the size of a pea. They are capable of eating all available food sources, but sometimes they… more »

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Like Father, Like Son: Inherit the Salt

by Capt. Bruce Chard

I’ve been a Florida Keys flats guide for more than 25 years, and last year my son BJ Chard decided… more »

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Expedition to the Caye Cajones

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Rankin Jackson could have been killed or consumed by the “push” of the drug trade in Honduras but instead he… more »

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That Guy Fly Fishing on the National Mall

by Jonathan Wright

(DISCLAIMER / TRIGGER WARNING: The following story contains references to both politics and fly fishing for a specific invasive species. … more »

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The Most Radical Guides in America?

by Jonathan Wright

Guides and outfitting services in America come in all flavors.  Rivers and lakes require almost completely different skill sets on… more »

Perfect Fly

Beauty From Within

by Charlie Craven

Fly tying, like fly fishing itself, is loaded with infinitesimal details. I’m convinced that’s why it attracts all of us…. more »

Lackawanna River

Pennsylvania's Walking Giant

by Adam Nidoh

The Lackawanna River begins in the southeast corner of Susquehanna County, where its east and west branches flow into Stillwater… more »

Yellowstone River

DEQ has to take a closer look at gold mine impact

by Ross Purnell, Editor

  Opponents of a proposed mine near the entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana’s Paradise Valley won a  legal victory… more »

Mercer's Missing Link

The Missing Link

by Mike Mercer

Missing Link: That fly pattern which links together common features of many different insects, and insect life cycles, making it… more »

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Well-Known Fly Fishing Guides Perish Tragically in Fishing Accident

by Lynn Burkhead

Fly fishing world mourns as news breaks of well-known midwestern guides Brian Schumacher and his wife Janet Veit losing their… more »

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Yellowstone Cutts Get New Help

by Jonathan Wright

Imperiled Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout are getting a helping hand with new strategies being developed by fisheries managers to control invasive… more »

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The Incomparable Uncompahgre

by Doug Dillingham

If you ask Colorado fly fishers to name their favorite tailwater fisheries, responses such as the Taylor, FryingPan, South Platte,… more »

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Houston Readies for Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest

by Fly Fisherman

It takes a state as big as Texas to host the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest, scheduled from July 20-22 at… more »

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U.S. National Fly Fishing Championships

by Jonathan Wright

The U.S. National Fly Fishing Championships are slated to be held May 30th through June 2nd, and this year’s host… more »

New World Record Carp

New Line-Class World Record Carp

by Jonathan Wright

L’enfant Terrible of American fly fishing has struck again, and this time it’s with a potential line-class world record carp…. more »

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Quietly Awesome

by Jessica McGlothlin

  Nestled amid the rolling national forests of the Rocky Mountains and not far from the edge of the Great… more »

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Orvis Ultralight Jacket

by Ross Purnell, Editor

  In November I packed the new-for-2018 Orvis Ultralight Wading Jacket ($250, orvis.com) as part of my luggage for a… more »

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Cichla Temensis

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Centuries ago, Amazonia natives learned to catch their most revered and desired fish without using bait. They may well be… more »

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Clean the Dream

by Jonathan Wright

Is your favorite water looking a little hammered lately?  Seeing some disposable plastic bottles or jerky packaging floating in a… more »

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Altitude Sickness

by Landon Mayer

If you love the hunt for native fish high in the Rockies, you tie flies all winter in anticipation of… more »