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 facebook.com/Flyfishingteamusainc

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 . . .

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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. . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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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