Rio Piedra hunters benefit from thousands of acres of managed habitat.
Bill Atchison is justifiably proud of Rio Piedra. Year after year it wins awards—including the Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year award an unprecedented three times. That’s purely based on customer feedback. In 2009 it won the Sporting Classics Hunting Lodge of the Year.
Tom covers a lot of material in this podcast. In the “Fly Box” section, he compares and contrasts vests vs chest packs vs waist packs vs sling packs, he covers how best to keep your flies floating (and reveals his secret) and then answers a question about realistic vs impressionistic flies.
The main topic of this podcast, though is what easterners can expect when taking a fishing trip west and what westerners can expect when making a trip east. What are the differences? How can you best prepare?
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Start your Monday on a calming note with this performance of Franz Schubert’s Trout Quintet, written when the composer was just 22 years old. Those of us who love fly-fishing for trout can appreciate the mood of the piece. It is a series of variations on Schubert’s earlier song “The Trout,” which begins (in German, of course): . . .
As you sit around trying to digest your seventh piece of pumpkin pie tomorrow, exercise your eyes with some great videos that will have you dreaming of wetting a line. Have a great holiday, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. (Three more videos after the jump.)
Carter Hawkins with some fine PA steel. photo by Greg Senyo
Scott Hawkins and his son Carter fished Pennsylvania’s Elk Creek with guide Greg Senyo Last week, and got into some good fish, as this photo attests. I think Carter’s smile pretty much says it all.
Georgia-based (but Brooklyn-born) fly-fishing guide Henry Cowenfilms a client catching his first striped bass on a fly one morning on Lake Lanier. The first minute or so offers a great view of a pod of. . .
Out with the old fly-fishing film festival and in with the new! This week, the now International Fly Fishing Film Festival launched a new Web site and released a teaser. Check the schedule to see when it’s coming to a theater near you.
Chris Wood, TU’s President and CEO, chats with Colorado Volunteer, Sharon Lance, about conservation issues in Colorado, why it’s important to get kids involved in fly fishing and why it’s never a good idea to have your spouse teach you how to fish.
Steve Hemkens, Divisional Merchandise Manager for Orvis Rod & Tackle, releases a hefty Florida tarpon.
Ever wonder who actually thinks up and designs the fly rods you use? The Bonefish on the Brain blog offers us a long interview with our own Steve Hemkens. Steve talks about the development of the Helios and a few other products, while discussing his love of saltwater fly fishing and. . .
Even when you’re moving to a different part of the river, you can keep your fly in the water. Trout will often hit a trailing streamer, nymph, or even dry fly. photo by Jay Morr
There’s an old saying among fishermen: You can’t catch fish if your line isn’t in the water. I believe that this is one of the reasons that wives often outfished their more-experienced husbands on float trips when I guided on the Yellowstone and in Alaska. Whereas the husband recognized every great trout lie the boat floated past and felt the need to cast to all of them, the wife was generally more content to keep a given drift going as long as possible. Every time the husband picked up his line and started false-casting, he was taking himself out of the game.