Floating the Far North

A tributary of the Kuskokwim River in southwestern Alaska begins in a glorious lake surrounded by mountains. All five species of Pacific salmon spawn here, continuing the spectacular circle of life that feeds the entire ecosystem. Spread the Chill Know someone who could use a Moment of Chill?

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Video: Small Stream Colorado, by Todd Moen

The latest video from acclaimed filmmaker and Catch Magazine editor Todd Moen is a love letter to the experience of chasing wild trout in the mountains of Colorado. In this world of “Instagram-worthy” trophy shots, guide John . . .

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How to Ease Dog Anxiety on the Fourth of July


The Fourth of July can be a very stressful time for a dog.

The Fourth of July is great fun for humans, featuring parades, cookouts, time with family and friends, and, of course, fireworks. But while we ooh and aah over the rockets’ red glare, our pets are absolutely terrified of the bombs bursting in air. And it’s not just the big professional pyrotechnics, either; because a dog’s ears are so. . .

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Video: How to Fly-Fish for Bass, Part II–Gear

Recently, our friend Alvin Dedeaux of Orvis-endorsed All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, posted a three-part series of videos on how to get started fly-fishing for bass. In Part II, he delves into what gear you’ll need to get started . . .

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Video: How to Fly-Fish for Bass, Part I

Recently, our friend Alvin Dedeaux of Orvis-endorsed All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, posted a three-part series of videos on how to get started fly-fishing for bass. He kicks things off by saying that many folks ask him why they . . .

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Tuesday Tips: 3 Keys to Catching Bass on Topwater Bugs


This chunky largemouth fell for a deer-hair slider, the Umpqua Swim Frog diver.
Photo by Reid Bryant

Catching largemouth bass on surface flies is a lot of fun, but it’s not as easy as you might think. Bass aren’t like northern pike, almost always willing to chase down a big meal. In fact, bass. . .

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Video: How to Add Dubbing with Finesse, Part 2

In the first video about what Tim calls “finesse dubbing,” he demonstrates how to start sparse and then go even sparser to create a thin, even noodle. Here, he shows you how to deal with a couple problems that may arise . . .

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