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Trout use shadow edges to conceal themselves and feed, just as they would in a transition seam from slow to fast water. Joe Mahelr illustration

Hunting Trout in the Shadows

by Ross Purnell, Editor 2

Trout use shadows for concealment and for feeding, and it’s a particularly important feature on small streams with large trout…. more »


B.C.’s Best Dry-Fly Fishing

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

Just north of the Canada/U.S. border, about three hours from Spokane, Washington, is perhaps the best-kept trout secret in North… more »

RIO's Perception trout line has a new low-stretch core that makes casting, mending, and lifting more efficient.

Perception: RIO Solves the Low-Stretch Riddle

by Ross Purnell, Editor 1

RIO’s new flagship trout line has made a core change, both figuratively and literally. The Perception trout line ($89,… more »


Steelhead Fishing The Lower Deschutes

by Deke Meyer 0

The Deschutes River drainage is immense. It begins as water seeping from volcanic rock that forms the backbone of the… more »


My ‘Secret’ Fly Line

by Dave and Emily Whitlock 2

Photos, and illustrations by: Dave & Emily Whitlock The sight of a fly line in the air or on or below… more »


Finding Fish: Reading the Water

by Fly Fisherman 0

Finding fish is the first step to a successful outing. In moving water, predatory fish hold in the same types… more »


Cumberland Valley Alternatives

by John Terlingo 0

Pennsylvania’s fertile Cumberland Valley is known for its cold, crystalline spring creeks and their wary and selective trout. The valley’s… more »


Steelhead Fishing Solitude

by Rick Kustich 1

Looking and landing big steelhead remains as significant for me as ever, but catching one away from maddening crowds completes… more »


Sculpin Fly Pattern

by Chuck Stranahan 1

Sculpins are plentiful in rivers. Big fish eat little fish all the time. Fish sculpins long enough and hard enough,… more »

Grace Smith photo

Exploring Navarino Island

by Ross Purnell, Editor 7

Some of the finest times I’ve had on the water have been carefully scripted, if not entirely familiar. I can… more »

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