Tag Archives: 5050 on the water

Master Class Monday: How to Fish the “Terrestrial Drop”


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a great time of year to fine-tune your fly-fishing terrestrial game. In this week’s Master Class Monday, Dave and Amelia Jensen share some tips on making a realistic, subtle presentation . . .

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5 Rivers Odyssey, Part I: Doubt on the Water

Written by: Libby Glaser


Libby Glaser casts for big rainbows on Alaska’s  Kenai River.
Photo courtesy of Tyler Gagat, USFS

The 5 Rivers Odyssey crew spent our first two days on the Russian River, volunteering with Kenai Peninsula Stream Watch, a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) program that manages salmon habitat . . .

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Photos and Story: Summer Cicadas on the Colorado

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


Horseshoe Bend is a famous photo-op spot, but most folks don’t realize how great the fishing is at the bottom.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

Arizona has always been known for the Grand Canyon, Tombstone, and the Painted Desert, but more recently, places like Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and Horseshoe Bend have . . .

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Podcast: Late Summer Terrestrials, with Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jenny on her new home water–Montana’s Rock Creek.
Photo courtesy Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

This week I have the pleasure of interviewing Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff—the Orvis-endorsed Freshwater Guide of the Year for 2018. Jenny has recently relocated to Montana to run a lodge . . .

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Photos and Story: Colorado’s San Miguel in Summertime

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


Low, clear water can make for some great fly fishing–as long as things don’t get too low.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

Last winter, Telluride, Colorado, received 54% less snow than it had the previous year (159 inches compared to 294 inches). That makes for a dry, dangerous fire season. It also makes for one of . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LV: Malorie Crispo


Written by: Phil Monahan

The native brook trout of Nova Scotia are Malorie’s favorite quarry.
All photos courtesy Malorie Crispo

I first came across Malorie Crispo via her Instagram feed, which is chock-full of great fishing images. She clearly spends a ton of time on the water and catches some gorgeous. . .

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Photos: Chasing Rainbows in the Canyon

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


Holly’s first fish ever was a beautiful, thick rainbow that fell for a nymph.
Photos courtesy Chuck Coolidge

In seven hundred miles of Grand Canyon country, there exists just one place–near the Utah/Arizona border–where vehicles are able to drive to a set of rapids on the Colorado River. It just so . . .

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