Tag Archives: 5050 on the water

Photos: A Meaningful Mother-Daughter Day on the Water

Written by: Chelsea Long


Chelsea (right) was finally able to introduce her mom to fly fishing through CfR.
Photos courtesy Chelsea Long

Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to be a River Buddy for the Casting for Recovery (CfR) retreat in Waring, Texas. Casting for Recovery is a nonprofit organization that coordinates and . . .

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Meet the 2018 Orvis Breaking Barriers Award Recipient


Written by: Phil Monahan

Whitney Milhoan poses with Casting for Recovery’s “Judy” the Pink Drift Boat.
Photo courtesy Casting for Recovery

In 2015, Orvis created the Breaking Barriers Award to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond to introduce the sport of fly fishing to a more diverse audience. Past recipients have . . .

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Photos of the Day: The Student Becomes the Master


Written by: Phil Monahan

It’s hard to tell which of the two was more excited by their catch. (I’m guessing Tori, though.)
Photos courtesy Aidan Fox

I got a great photo message on Instagram that I just had to share. New Yorker Aidan Fox sent this description: “I’ve been following this account for some time and . . .”

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Trout Bum of the Week XLVI: Jennifer Cornell


Written by: Phil Monahan

Reel Women’s Jennifer Cornell shows off a gorgeous Patagonia brown trout.
Photos courtesy Jennifer Cornell

Jennifer Cornell is a co-owner of Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures, a guiding operation run by women anglers. (Her partner is Lori-Ann Murphy.) From June through October, Jennifer. . .

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Story and Photos: Learning to Love the Outdoors Again

Written by: Michael O’Brien


Miranda’s personal-best brown trout, landed last weekend, taped at 24 inches.
Photo by Michael O’Brien

When Miranda and I met about six years ago, she wasn’t interested in the outdoors. She had fished and even done some hunting when she was younger, but she didn’t keep up with it through high . . .

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