Wednesday Wake-Up Call 06.23.21

The western half of the U.S. is in the midst of a sever drought, compounded by unseasonable heat. One result is that many rivers are running low and warm. The water temperature in the Montana’s Smith . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Top Tandem-Rig Combos for Trout


The classic “hopper-dropper” is a summertime staple, but there are lots more options.
Photo by Phil Monahan

For the vast majority of anglers, the basic fly-fishing rig is very simple: they tie a single fly to the end of a tapered leader and start casting. And this method obviously works fine, most of the. . .

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Fish Facts: Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout


The iconic species of our oldest national park, the Yellowstone cutthroat draws anglers from around the world.
Photo by USFWS

The names of many legendary fishing spots in Yellowstone National Park—Buffalo Ford, the Lamar Valley, the meadows of Slough Creek—are synonymous with big, native Yellowstone cutthroat . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.18.21

This week, we’ve got a baker’s dozen productions that should get you pumped-up for a (hopefully) fishy weekend. From browns in Tasmania to pike on the Emerald Isle, and from Idaho cutthroats to some . . .

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Orvis Guide to Euro-Nymphing, Part 7: Detecting Strikes

In this final installment of our seven-part series on Euro-nymphing, Tom Rosenbauer and George Daniel discuss how you detect strikes with this system. Since you’re fishing with your flies near the bottom, you’ll sometimes catch bottom. But if you’re snagging bottom too often, strike detection becomes more difficult. The sighter serves as both a depth … Continue reading “Orvis Guide to Euro-Nymphing, Part 7: Detecting Strikes”

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