Tag Archives: fly-fishing for brook trout

Photos and Story: Discovering Pennsylvania’s Native Brook Trout


A three-week trip to study native brook trout has opened the author’s eyes to the importance of protecting habitat.
Photos by Matteo Moretti

As a young fisherman, conservationist, and aspiring media content creator, I am constantly amazed and grateful for the wonderful opportunities that are available to kids like me who are . . .

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Photo: Last-Cast Brookie of a Lifetime

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Will Yantis refused to give up on his dream of landing a huge Maine brook trout.
Photo courtesy Will Lillard

When Will Yantis signed up for the 2018 Maine Teen Fly-Fishing Expedition (his fourth trip with us), he had one thing on his mind: redemption for the brook trout of a lifetime he had lost on the same . . .

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Tight Loops Launches Kickstarter for Ambitious Project about Labrador Brook Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

Aimee Bartee with a beautiful Maine brookie. The fish in Labrador will be even bigger.
Photo by Chase Bartee

Regular readers of this blog know (and probably love) the work of Tight Loops, the husband-wife team of Chase and Aimee Bartee, whose videos have been appearing here for the past three . . .

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Photos: Monster Native Brookies of Maine

Written by: Bill Walak


There aren’t too many places left in the U.S. where you can catch natives of this size.
Photos by Bill Walak

Maine and an Orvis Superfine Glass 5-weight. This is what dreams are made of. Maine is one of America’s last strongholds for native Eastern brook trout, and to see these fish reach this size is . . .

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Video: Spring Landlocked Salmon & Trout in Maine


Written by: Phil Monahan

Young Sam Marjerison is a student filmmaker from Yarmouth, Maine, who has launched his own media site to highlight his outdoors adventures. His latest video focuses on a killer day of fly fishing . . .

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Top 5 Flies for the Adirondack Mountains

Written by: Ken Kalil, Kalil’s Upstate Outfitters 


Ken Kalil ties on a favorite pattern while fall fly fishing on his home waters in Upstate New York.
Photo courtesy Ken Kalil

When you mention you live in New York, many out-of-staters immediately picture New York City. But five hours north, in a state park four times the size of Yellowstone, nothing could be further from . . .

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Photos: Blue-Lining for Blue Ridge Brookies

Written by: Connor Tapscott 


The native brookies of the Blue Ridge Mountains are colorful and feisty.
Photos by Connor Tapscott

We strapped our gear to our packs, in preparation for the lengthy descent down an unmarked mountainside in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Sliding and stumbling down the . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LVIII: Kim Bryant


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kim Bryant ties on a new fly on a small Vermont stream.
Photo by Brian Grossenbacher

Kim Bryant has done many different jobs in the fly-fishing industry: she’s been a shop rat at Concord Outfitters in Massachusetts; a guide at New York’s  Ausable Club and Wyoming’s. . .

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