Monthly Archives: September 2015

Podcast: Fly-Fishing in Colder Conditions with John Herzer


Written by: Phil Monahan

Tom shows off a fine Bitterrot brown trout with guide John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters.
Photo courtesy Blackfoot River Outfitters

This week, the main event is a chat with John Herzer, owner of Blackfoot River Outfitters and one of the savviest anglers and guides I know. John talks about late-fall and winter fishing in the. . .

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Photos: NHL Players Promote Dog Adoption Via a Calendar


Written by: Phil Monahan

Members of the Washington Capitals pose for their new calendar.
Photos via russianmachineneverbreaks.com

Professional hockey players from the Washington Capitals have been working with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, in Arlington, Virginia, for several years now. (See here for our previous. . .

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Museum Pieces: Five Go-To Streamers for Fall

Written by: Peter Nardini, American Museum of Fly Fishing


One of the first saltwater bucktails, the Gibbs Special is forefather of many modern striper flies.
Photo courtesy AMFF

One for the Salt: Harold Gibbs Striper Bucktail
Harold Gibbs is considered the father of modern striper fishing in the Northeast. Originated in the 1940s, the Gibbs Bucktail (above) was one of the first attempts at suggesting a specific forage. . .

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Orvis Hunt Book Instagram Photographer II: Pat Fitzpatrick


Written by: Phil Monahan

Talk about a great day to play hooky!
Photo by Pat Fitzpatrick

Our second photographer is Pat Fitzpatrick, from Texas. He notes, “All of the events described below took place on public land in the State of Texas. Texas is known for its lack of public. . .

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Photos: A Guide’s Solo Day on the North Branch of the Potomac

Written by: PJ Daley, Savage River Angler

That’s a pretty good selfie with the day’s best trout.
Photos by PJ Daley

The fishing was spectacular during late August here in Western Maryland. The paper mill was still not releasing any effluent, and the fish were on a feeding streak with their newly acquired. . .

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