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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 »

Dancing with the Stars Lisa Arnold

Fishing With The Stars

by Jonathan Wright

Fly Fishing attracts more than it’s share of celebrities who appreciate our sport. Movie and rock stars, politicians and captains… more »

Waterworks Lamson Cobalt

Waterworks Lamson Cobalt

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Amid the current profusion of fly reels on the market, it’s hard to imagine much new being brought to the… more »

Orvis Waders

Orvis Ultralight Convertible Wader

by Ross Purnell, Editor

I’ve backpacked into high-mountain lakes without waders just because I couldn’t handle the extra weight. Standing crotch-deep in numbing water,… more »


Scott G-Series

by Ross Purnell, Editor

In 1976, San Fransisco was ground zero in the world of graphite fly rod design. Golden Gate Casting Club member… more »

Fly Base Layer

Hook & Fly Base Layer

by Jeff Simpson

Blending the best two natural materials in the world—Bamboo and Merino wool—results in a garment that benefits from the best… more »

Ross Evolution R Salt

Ross Evolution R Salt

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The original Evolution R has a braking system derived from 7 stacked stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer disks. What’s better… more »

Spine Of The Rod

Spine Of The Rod

by Ross Purnell, Editor

  John Ange finds and marks the spine of every rod section produced in the Thomas & Thomas factory in… more »

Permit Fishing

The Father of the Fish

by Ross Purnell, Editor

In May 2007 Lincoln Westby used weathered, sun-bleached lumber to post signs at both ends of a 2-mile-long flat near… more »