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Tweaking the Adams Fly

Tweaking the Adams Fly

by Charlie Craven

To me, one of the most compelling things about tying flies is that no matter how long you’ve done it… more »


The Western Water Wolf – Pikeminnows

by Jonathan Wright

What if I told you that there exists an apex predator fish in the lower rivers of the southern Rockies… more »

Over the course of his 27 years leading the North Atlantic Salmon Fund, Orri Vigfússon did more to conserve and enhance salmon stocks than any other single person. Photo by Golli

The Founder of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) Passes Away

by Ross Purnell, Editor

When you catch a salmon in Iceland, Scotland, or Norway, you should raise your glass at the end of the… more »

Moth Larvae

When Moth Larvae Shine

by Barry Beck

Terrestrial or land-born insects play an important role in the diets of trout throughout the season. These food items include… more »

Crane Flies, Damselflies, and Mice

Stand Out in a Crowd

by Landon Mayer

I will never forget the fall day I witnessed one of the largest BWO hatches I’ve ever seen on the… more »

Dry-Fly Hackle

Wrapper’s Delight

by Charlie Craven

I often say that fly tying is merely a vast collection of techniques. There are so many, it’s difficult to… more »

Gray Drakes

Gray Drakes

by René Harrop

To most fly
fishers, any mayfly hatch is cause for celebration. The purity of a cast that matches the rhythm of… more »

Peter Gathercole

Pack your Parachutes!

by Jonathan Wright

Summertime, and the fishing is easy! Well, maybe not easy, but certainly way fun, and the prime season for throwing… more »

Flip Pallot

Flip Pallot: A Spiritual Guide to the Importance of the Last 40 Feet

by Sarah Grigg

A Florida tarpon guide, a Montana cowboy, and a Native American beauty queen walk into a bank on the Crow… more »


A Tangled Mess

by Charlie Craven

There is a lot of good information about fly tying out there. Between books, magazines, and the Internet, there is… more »

Kiss Your Fish

Kiss Your Fish or Not

by Jonathan Wright

If you’ve fallen into the recently trendy habit of kissing your catch before release, you might want to think twice… more »


Tailwater Trout

by Jonathan Wright

Tailwater trout are stupid, and because of consistency in their environment are becoming more stupider every day. This is one… more »

Conservationist of the Year

Nominate: Conservationist of the Year

by Ross Purnell, Editor

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

Brian McGeehan Photo for Orvis

High Water Thinking

by Jonathan Wright

You can run, but you can’t hide — high water is coming, or it’s already here. Fishing in early summer… more »

World Record Common Carp On The Fly

New Common Carp Fly Record!

by Jonathan Wright

The world record for Common Carp caught on a fly appears to have been smashed. Kurt Gutormson of South Dakota… more »


Tora! Tora! Tenkara!

by Jonathan Wright

The subject of Tenkara fly fishing has gotten more recent coverage in the mainstream media, just in time for summer. … more »



by Jonathan Wright

The world championship of Spey casting has just wrapped up in California, and the numbers are staggering.  Winning casts of… more »

Verta Anne Dorseth photo

$1 Million in Damages at the R.L. Winston Bamboo Rod Shop

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The building that housed the original R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges burned down early Sunday morning May 7, 2017. The… more »

Husky browns like this are what attract fly fishermen from all over the world to Central Montana’s premier trout streams.
Credit: Photo by Greg Thomas

Hottest Places to Fly Fish in Central Montana

by Greg Thomas

Big Sky Country was first in line when they handed out blue-ribbon trout streams, and the best of the lot… more »


eDNA Bread Crumbs Track Migrating Fish

by Jonathan Wright

New DNA sampling techniques have just established a benchmark for fisheries science — the ability to determine the species type… more »