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A brief outing at a favorite brown trout stream
A brief outing at a favorite brown trout stream

I went on a late fall trip at a favorite stream of mine. There was a lot more people fishing there than I expected so....

I landed a record breaking Grayling
I landed a record breaking Grayling

I went on a solo trip hoping to get into some nice Brook trout and Grayling at a favorite alpine lake. I was dealing with....

Fly fishing for high elevation Tigers
Fly fishing for high elevation Tigers

I went on a solo day hike to an alpine lake that has kicked out some nice fish in the past. I ended up with....

Fall fly fishing in southern Utah
Fall fly fishing in southern Utah

My nephew and I took the Flycraft down for a couple days in southern Utah. We fished a handful of lakes. It was too windy....

A quick trip in the High Uintas—-part 2
A quick trip in the High Uintas—-part 2

This is part two of my solo trek in the High Uintas to an area I hadn't been to in a long time. I backpacked....

A quick trip in the High Uintas—-part 1
A quick trip in the High Uintas—-part 1

I went on a solo trek in the High Uintas to an area I hadn't been to in a long time. I backpacked into one....

Fly Fishing/Backpacking in Montana’s backcountry—-part 2
Fly Fishing/Backpacking in Montana’s backcountry—-part 2

This is the second part of our trip where my friend and I buckled up for the long drive to Montana to go backpacking and....

Fly Fishing/Backpacking in Montana’s backcountry—-part 1
Fly Fishing/Backpacking in Montana’s backcountry—-part 1

My friend and I buckled up for the long drive to Montana to go backpacking and fly fishing. It had been quite some time since....

Backpacking for Brook trout and Grayling—-part 2
Backpacking for Brook trout and Grayling—-part 2

This is part two of a solo backpacking trip to an area that I hadn't been to in awhile. I targeted a few different lakes....

Backpacking for Brook trout and Grayling—-part 1
Backpacking for Brook trout and Grayling—-part 1

I went on a solo backpacking trip to an area that I haven't been to in awhile. I targeted a few different lakes that have....

Backpacking/Fly fishing in the Winds—-part 2
Backpacking/Fly fishing in the Winds—-part 2

This is second part of our trip where James and I spent a few days backpacking in the Winds hoping to find some nice fish.....

Backpacking/Fly fishing in the Winds—-part 1
Backpacking/Fly fishing in the Winds—-part 1

My buddy James and I spent a few days backpacking in the Winds hoping to find some nice fish. The hike was a little rough....

Pro Tips: How to Fish an Inside Bend
Pro Tips: How to Fish an Inside Bend

Illustration by Larry Largay, courtesy American Angler Most fly fishers are so intent on their own processes — making the right cast, mending correctly, and....

Fly fishing for multiple species in Utah’s high country—-part 2
Fly fishing for multiple species in Utah’s high country—-part 2

This is the second part of an adventure where I got my nephew to tag along on a three day fly fishing trip. We hit....

Video Pro Tip: How to Approach and Cast to a Rising Trout
Video Pro Tip: How to Approach and Cast to a Rising Trout

This is one of the best how-to videos we have ever seen, and it comes from our friends Dave and Amelia Jensen, of Jensen Fly....

Pro Tips: How to Take Better Fish Portraits
Pro Tips: How to Take Better Fish Portraits

Written by: Darcy Toner and Timbre Pringle, Faceless Fly Fishing Media A fish portrait, rather than a grip-and-grin, is better for the fish and makes....

Pro Tips: The Keys to a Good Downstream Dead Drift
Pro Tips: The Keys to a Good Downstream Dead Drift

Check out the short video on downstream presentations at the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center. One of my favorite fishing holes in Yellowstone National Park....

Video Pro Tips: How to Retrieve Streamers, Wet Flies, and Nymphs in Still Water
Video Pro Tips: How to Retrieve Streamers, Wet Flies, and Nymphs in Still Water

When rivers are blown out from runoff or rain, lakes and ponds offer some of your best chances to catch trout. Many anglers think that....

Video: How to Tie the Stonefly Creeper
Video: How to Tie the Stonefly Creeper

Preston Jennings lived in Brooklyn, New York, and spent a lot of time fly fishing in the Catskills. His 1935 A Book of Trout Flies....

Video: Barbed vs. Barbless Hooks
Video: Barbed vs. Barbless Hooks

Although there are places where regulations require barbless hooks, the decision of whether to go barbed or barbless is usually left to the angler. In....

Video: How to Tie Mike’s Honey Ant
Video: How to Tie Mike’s Honey Ant

Mike Lawson's Honey Ant is easy to tie and very effective. One summer afternoon, we had a reception on the back lawn here at Orvis....

Fly fishing for multiple species in Utah’s high country—-part 1
Fly fishing for multiple species in Utah’s high country—-part 1

I got my nephew to tag along on a three day fly fishing trip. We hit several lakes targeting four different species. We ran into....

5 Tips for Successful Fly-Fishing Family Outings
5 Tips for Successful Fly-Fishing Family Outings

Written by: Kaitlin Barnhart Few things are more rewarding than sharing your passion for the outdoors with your kids.Photo by Kyla Kulp I held the....

Tom’s Secret Tips for Fishing Terrestrial Flies
Tom’s Secret Tips for Fishing Terrestrial Flies

If you think terrestrial imitations are only for summer fishing, you’re missing a great deal of dry-fly action. The normal thought is that trout ignore....

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