Wednesday Wake-Up Call 09.18.19

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a weekly roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore . . .

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Pro Tips: An Introduction to Trout-Spey Fishing

Written by: Andrew Grillos, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


Sometimes, big water calls for a way to cover more water.
Photos by Andrew Grillos

A fun and effective method of trout fishing is the down-and-across streamer or wet fly swing, and the popularity of trout-Spey fishing in Montana has grown exponentially over the last few years. The . . .

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Video: How to Store Fly Tying Tools

There are myriad ways to store your fly-tying tools, but not all are created equal. You want the tools easily accessible, protected from harm, and conveniently arranged. Here, Tim walks you through some of his systems and the shares an ingenious . . .

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Fish Facts: Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii utah)


A relict of the prehistoric lake that covered the Great Basin of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho—and
once thought to be extinct—the Bonneville cutthroat is making a big comeback.
Photo by Phil Monahan

The state fish of Utah, the Bonneville cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii utah) is a survivor, having endured a geological cataclysm—which splintered the population—as well as a . . .

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Photos: Week Two of Our “20 September Days” Contest

It’s Day 16 of our “20 September Days” Photo Contest, which means that we are more than halfway through our challenge. I’ve missed just two days so far; how about you? It’s still not too late for you to get in on the action. You don’t need to hit 20 days to . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Cast During a Spinner Fall

In the fifth installment of their 10-part series on how to fish a spinner fall, Dave and Amelia Jensen discuss casting techniques specific to presenting spinner patterns. Accuracy is key, so controlling your rod tip is important. Dave is also a big . . .

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Video: Fly Fishing, the Internet, and “Hotspotting”

In this week’s video from Huge Fly Fisherman, Ben Sittig takes on one of the more controversial topics of the day: is the Internet good or bad for fly fishing? The answer, of course, is both. But when it comes to “hotspotting”–giving away information . . .

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