Monthly Archives: August 2015

Win a Recon Fly Rod (and More!) in Our “20 Days in September” Contest


Written by: Phil Monahan

My first fish from the 2014 project kicked things off with a bang.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Last year, I had a tough summer, fishingwise, so to make up for it, I set myself a goal: to go fishing 20 days during the month of September. Thus was born the “20 Days in September” Project. I . . .

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Photos of the Day: Father-Daughter Day on the Madison

Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch


Madison shows off both her remarkable fashion sense and a beautiful brown trout from her namesake river.
Photos courtesy Madison Valley Ranch

Sometimes there are moments that just must be captured. We are always on the hunt for bigger fish, new waters, and the thrill of a tight line, but it is also valuable to reflect on what it is. . .

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Orvis September Fly Fishing Photo Contest


Written by: Tucker Kimball

CONTEST RULES: How to Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) on 9/1/15 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) 9/30/15 (“Promotion Period”). To enter, during the Promotional Period, you must (i) have a registered account for the Facebook application (“Facebook”); and (ii) upload/post/ at least one original photo to […]

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Trout Bum of the Week III: David Meador


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dave Meador shows off a late-season Missouri River brown.
All photos courtesy David Meador

David Meador has been fly fishing since 1978, getting started back in his home state of Virginia. But like most die-hard trout bums, he could not resist the pull of the West and the lure of the. . .

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Classic Pattern: Birth of the Woolly Bugger


Written by: Phil Monahan

The late Russell Blessing with his most famous creation, the Woolly Bugger.
Photo courtesy of Fly Rod & Reel

If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the world’s most popular fly, Fly Rod & Reel has a great interview with Fred Blessing, son of the late Russell Blessing, the man who first tied a. . .

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