Tag Archives: fly-fishing photos

January on the Madison Can Be a Blast

Written by: John McKinnie


A bluebird day on the Madison chases the winter blues away.
All photos by John McKinnie

We were headed to the Madison on a blustery January day. We departed the ranch around 8 a.m. with the temperatures hovering around 5 degrees. As we drove through the Gallatin Canyon. . .

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Photos: Dads’ Day Out on the Little Red

Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy


The grogeous browns that the river is famous for were more than willing to eat flies.
Photos by Drew Ross

Getting to fish with friends isn’t something I get to do very often, primarily because I fish during the week while most responsible people are at work. But just before Thanksgiving, a buddy called . . .

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Classic Photos: All Alone on the Green River


Big, beautiful rainbows are only part of the reason one fishes in Flaming Gorge.
All photos by Ryan Kelly

As John Gierach once wrote, “Fly fishing for trout is a sport that depends not so much on catching the fish as their mere presence and on the fact that you do, now and again, catch some.” Gierach states so plainly (rightly so, I believe) the eternal truth that anyone who regards fly fishing as. . .

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Story and Photos: You Never Forget Your First Love


Written by: Phil Monahan

A native Vermont brook trout caught from a stream flowing out of the Green Mountains.
Photo by Phil Monahan

The first brook trout I ever saw was about three inches long, little bigger than a baitfish really. But the memory of that vision—of that glittering flash of color and light—remains sharply etched in my . . .

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Story: Here Lie the Bones. . .of South Andros


Written by: Phil Monahan

My first trip to The Bahamas introduced me to “real” sight-fishing for bonefish on the flats/
All photos by Sandy Hays

“Shark.” Pointing absentmindedly to our right, Norman said the word in the same bored tone that one normally hears from airline pilots and classical-music deejays. But I was eleven . . .

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Photos: Matthew and “El Rojo Toro”

Written by: Toby Swank, Fins & Feathers Fly Shop


Young Matthew put in the time, under tough conditions, and saw his effort pay off in a big way.
Photos by Toby Swank

It’s day three, and the wind is blowing 20 out of the north–down from 30 to 40 the last two days. The water is dirty, stirred-up by the steady gale deviating from the prevailing norm. The sun is to my . . .

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Photos: Sydney’s Green River Brook Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

You’d have a big smile, too, if you’d landed this beauty.
Photos by Brian Housinger 

Thirteen-year-old Sydney Housinger sent us these great photos via Instagram because she was so excited by her catch. Fishing with her dad last week on the Green River–south of Asheville, . . .

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Photos: Swinging for Holiday Steel


Kubie’s first fish was a colored-up buck that struck in a tailout.
Photo by Sam Brown

Last week, my brother Sam and I set off for New York’s Salmon River on our annual pilgrimage to get in the holiday spirit by chasing steelhead with our Spey rods. The water was low and a bit . . .

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Photos: Wilderness First-Aid Training with Orvis Travel


Written by: Phil Monahan


Instructor Mike Tayloe discusses the importance of protecting the spine in any outdoor emergency.
Photos by By Tyler Atkins, except where noted

The folks at Orvis Travel spend a ton of time on the water and in the field with clients, so they need to be prepared for all kinds of problems—from sunburn to compound fractures. That’s why . . .

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Photo Recap: Our “Best of 2017” Photo Contest Finalists


Written by: Phil Monahan

Our second-place shot of a tailing redfish, came from Jamey Price, a.k.a. saltfresh.

A few people have commented that they’d like to see all the finalists for our “Best of 2017” Photo Contest again, since they were included in the voting poll that is now closed. So here they are, in . . .

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