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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Norway’s River of Gold: The Atlantic Salmon of the Gaula


Written by: Phil Monahan

The salmon caught on the Gaula are often just hours out of the salt, sporting sea lice on their gill plates.
Photo by Sandy Hays

As we all know, but may be loath to admit, luck is a vital component of success in nearly every fly-fishing situation. The concept is so ingrained in the consciousness of every angler, in fact, that. . .

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Photos: Monster Native Brookies of Maine

Written by: Bill Walak


There aren’t too many places left in the U.S. where you can catch natives of this size.
Photos by Bill Walak

Maine and an Orvis Superfine Glass 5-weight. This is what dreams are made of. Maine is one of America’s last strongholds for native Eastern brook trout, and to see these fish reach this size is . . .

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