Monthly Archives: August 2018

The 2018 “20 Days in September” Contest Starts Tomorrow!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Last year’s winning photo, by Delano Jennings, was a study in reflections and textures.
Photo by Delano Jennings

For anglers who spend the summer chasing different fish species in rivers, lakes, and saltwater, the advent of fall can seem bittersweet. Back in 2015, to ensure that we make the most of the late . . .

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Podcast: When you Catch and Keep, with Steven Rinella, a.k.a. the MeatEater


Written by: Phil Monahan

Steven Rinella with an Alaska salmon ready for the cooler.
Photo via Facebook

This week, I have a fun discussion with Steve Rinella of the “MeatEater” podcast, TV show, and book. If you’re a diehard catch-and-release-always angler, you may want to pass this . . .

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Photo and Story: A Summer Steelhead on a Mouse Pattern


Baptiste had come a long way to catch such a stunning fish on a mouse pattern.
Photo by Devon Carr

As fly fishers, we often believe that we deserve a fish. Perhaps you deserve that fish because you made so many great casts and drifts. or you believe that your bad luck is due to run out. This . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXVII: Phoebe Bean


Written by: Phil Monahan

Phoebe Bean with a gorgeous Bitterroot brown caught last fall.
Photo courtesy Fiona Bean

Phoebe Bean was an intern here at Orvis in the fall or 2014, and she has written a bunch of posts for this blog. (Scroll to the bottom for a full list.) As you’ll read, she caught the fly-fishing bug. . .

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