Podcast: Hunting for Permit, with Will Benson


Written by: Phil Monahan

Capt. Will Benson has spent years perfecting his permit tactics.
Photo courtesy Capt. Will Benson

This week, I have a chat with noted permit guide and film maker Capt. Will Benson. We discuss the idea of an angler as athlete, and how he and some of his clients prepare for big permit . . .

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Creating a a Persuasive Image of a Sulfur


A newly hatched sulfure rides the surface of a Pennsylvania stream.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia

Freshly hatched duns resting on slow-moving currents are the equivalent of low-hanging fruit. But trout will often follow and scrutinize a perfectly formed natural for several feet before deciding . . .

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Ask the Experts: How do you know when it’s time to change flies?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Guide Ivan Tarin of Salvelinus Fly Fishing selects a new pattern to try on a river in the western Pyrenees.
Photo by Sandy Hays

A couple years ago, we introduced a new “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question comes from reader Jerry Seitz, who . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 06.20.18


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bristol Bay is home to the world’s last great wild salmon run–too important to fast-track Pebble’s permitting process.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

On April 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a 90-day public-comment period to collect opinions and information about the proposed Pebble Mine. That comment period ends on . . .

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