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Photos: Week Three of Our “20 September Days” Contest

Written by: Phil Monahan

Day 15: When the crowds disappear after labor day, our local State Park turns into a great bass fishery.

It’s Day 21 of our “20 September Days” Photo Contest, which means that we are coming into the home stretch of our challenge. The last week was tough for me, so I’ve fallen off the pace a bit; . . .


Photo Essay: The Brown Trout of the Spanish Pyrenees

Written by: Phil Monahan

This dark, gorgeous beast fell for a small blue-winged olive imitation right a dusk. Look at those spots!
All photos by Sandy Hays

One of the difficult things about going on a fly-fishing expedition with a photographer is that you end up with many more great images than you can use in a single magazine or blog story, . . .


5 Rivers Odyssey, Part II: A Bounty in Bristol Bay

Written by: Anthony Ortiz

Anthony Ortiz with a gorgeous, streamer-eating Dolly Varden on the Koktuli River.
Photos courtesy Trout Unlimited

A sleepless night, two flights, and one hell of a portage later, I found myself on the Koktuli River in the heart of Bristol Bay. We inflated our rafts and prepared for the eight-day float trip that was . . .


5 Rivers Odyssey, Part I: Doubt on the Water

Written by: Libby Glaser

Libby Glaser casts for big rainbows on Alaska’s  Kenai River.
Photo courtesy of Tyler Gagat, USFS

The 5 Rivers Odyssey crew spent our first two days on the Russian River, volunteering with Kenai Peninsula Stream Watch, a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) program that manages salmon habitat . . .


Photos: Week One of Our “20 September Days” Contest

Written by: Phil Monahan

Unseasonably warm weather sent me to the small mountains streams flowing out of the Green Mountains.
Photo by Phil Monahan

It’s Day 8 of our “20 September Days” Photo Contest, and since “thirty days hath September,” you could start today and still complete the challenge. How are you doing so far? I’m in good shape, . . .


Pro Tips: How to Take Better Fish Portraits

Written by: Darcy Toner and Timbre Pringle, Faceless Fly Fishing Media

A fish portrait, rather than a grip-and-grin, is better for the fish and makes for a more interesting image..
All photos by Faceless Fly Fishing

How would your fish want its photo taken? Because a fish is an aquatic creature, one would assume that it would want to stay in the water. Many fishermen, including me, are inclined to take a quick . . .


Classic Photos and Essay: A Trip to Remember on New Zealand’s South Island

Written by: Chris Budro

Chris Budro with his first New Zealand trout, caught on a windy day.
Photo by Hannah Perkins

For years, New Zealand has been a dream for me. Mouth-watering mountain views, bright turquoise glacial lakes, more trails and adrenaline rushes than you could ever imagine, and most. . .


The 2018 “20 Days in September” Contest Kicks Off Today!

Written by: Phil Monahan

Last year’s ten finalists made voting for a winner very difficult!
Photomontage by Phil Monahan

Although meteorological summer doesn’t end for another three weeks, Labor Day is usually considered the end of the season. The kids are back at school, summer hours at work are over, and . . .