Monthly Archives: May 2017

Competitive Fly Fishing and the Notion of What’s “Proper”

Written by: Phil Monahan

Fly Fishing Team USA took bronze at the 2106 World Championships in Vail.
Photo via

Our colleague Jesse Haller–the guy in charge of flies and accessories–is a pretty active competition fly fisherman, and he’s good at it. When a group from Orvis goes out on the river . . .


Classic Pro Tips: Dead-Drifting Streamers for Big Trout

Written by: Drew Price

Drew Price shows off a 24.5-inch beast that fell for a dead-drifted streamer.
Photos by Drew Price

During runoff, trout streams tend to be a bit on the high side, and the water is cold and discolored. These can be tough conditions for fishing, but it can also be one of the best times of year to. . .


Video: Viva Cuba!

Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a very cool video in which anglers Jonathan Jones, a.k.a. Redbeard, and Ross Kingsley let it fly in the unspoiled waters of Cuba’s Cayo Cruz Marine Park. Now that Cuba is open to . . .


Take Action to Protect the Upper Delaware River

Written by: Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Delaware River guide Ryan Furtak shows off the kind of fish produced by good water flows.
Photo courtesy Cross Current Guide Service

The Upper Delaware River tailwater is one of the finest wild-trout fisheries in the country.
In less than a week, it could be in grave danger. New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and . . .


Podcast: An Interview with Legendary Author John Gierach

Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Author John Gierach with a gorgeous arctic char.
Photo courtesy CD Clarke

In this week’s podcast, I have the pleasure of chatting with John Gierach, probably the most popular fly-fishing writer in the world (based on the fact that all 18 of his books are still in . . .