Tag Archives: fly-fishing for brown trout

Video Pro Tips: 5 Flies for March in the Rockies

Written by: Phil Monahan

This sweet, small-stream brown was up on blue-winged olives on a tributary stream.
Photo by Ivan Orsic

Guide Tanner Smith–of Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Colorado–is back with another of his “Top 5 for the Month” videos, and this time he’s talking about late-winter blue-winged olives. The arrival of . . .


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. . .


Photos: Wild Beauties of the Laurel Highlands II

Written by: Phil Monahan

This native Laurel Highlands brook trout was lit up with color.
Photos by Vincent Piasecke

Back in October, reader Vincent Piasecke sent us a batch of great photos from the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, and it turns out that his winter fishing has been pretty good, too. . . .


Classic Story: Reading Between the Lines

Written by: Phil Monahan

Former colleague Eric Rickstad with a nice brown from the [REDACTED] River in Montana.
Photo by Phil Monahan

A few years ago, Eric Rickstad and I made plans to go to Montana in late April for the Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous. As soon as our travel plans were finalized, Eric started talking . . .


Photo of the Day: A Winter Whopper in Vermont

Written by: Abbie Mahurin

Orvis’s Abbie Mahurin shows off a fine Vermont brown caught on an unseasonably warm Saturday.
Photo by Andy Mahurin

You know the saying: I was in the right place at the right time. Saturday’s exceptionally warm temperature made for a fantastic day on the water–especially for winter in Vermont. Around 10 . . .


Video and Photos: A Father-Son Trip to New Zealand

Written by: Alberto Rey

Diego Rey shows off a gorgeous South Island brown trout.
Photos by Alberto Rey

My 16-year-old son, Diego, and I arrived on New Zealand’s South Island in late November, which is the equivalent to our spring. It was one of those rare circumstances when everyone said that . . .


Photos and Story: Four Days on the White River

Written by: Emily Roley, Taos Fly Shop

Emily shows off a beautiful brown, even if it isn’t the monster she was looking for.
Photo by Ron Sedall

Here is the extent of what I knew about the White River the morning we head east: it is in Arkansas, it is a big tailwater, and it is home to massive brown trout. Of these three facts the most . . .


Photos: Home for the Holidays in Pennsylvania

Written by: Josh Diller

A nice wild brown trout I was able to land during my trip back to my home waters of Pennsylvania.
Photos by Josh Diller

Although I now live and guide in Colorado, I’m originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and this year I spent the holidays with family and friends back East. For some people, such a trip might mean . . .