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Trout Bum of the Week LXVII: Phoebe Bean


Written by: Phil Monahan

Phoebe Bean with a gorgeous Bitterroot brown caught last fall.
Photo courtesy Fiona Bean

Phoebe Bean was an intern here at Orvis in the fall or 2014, and she has written a bunch of posts for this blog. (Scroll to the bottom for a full list.) As you’ll read, she caught the fly-fishing bug. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Make a Downstream Dry-Dropper Presentation to Wary Trout

Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly


Silver Creek guide Taite Pearson has stopped his rod high and then pulled back the tip to remove the slack.
Photos by George Daniel

Trout streams are like humans: every one has a different personality. Some are overly friendly, and some would like to kick you in the head. Idaho’s Silver Creek is often the latter. The key is to . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XLVI: Jennifer Cornell


Written by: Phil Monahan

Reel Women’s Jennifer Cornell shows off a gorgeous Patagonia brown trout.
Photos courtesy Jennifer Cornell

Jennifer Cornell is a co-owner of Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures, a guiding operation run by women anglers. (Her partner is Lori-Ann Murphy.) From June through October, Jennifer. . .

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Photos: A Steelhead Engagement in Idaho

Written by: Andrew Thomas, Picabo Angler


Whitney Holts is all smiles, as she shows off a very meaningful Idaho steelhead.
Photos by Andrew Thomas

In March, I proposed to my girlfriend of six years, Whitney, on the banks of the Salmon River in Idaho. I had been telling her for some time–only partly tongue-in-cheek–that she would get a . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Maturing as an Angler

Written by: Hannah Perkins


Hannah Perkins with a gorgeous spring creek cutthroat.
Photo courtesy Hannah Perkins

When I first started fishing without anyone to tie on my flies or anyone showing me where to cast and when to mend, my mission was to just catch one fish on my own. Any fish would do. When that became a reality, fishing became a. . .

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Photos: Father-Son Time in Idaho

Writteh by: by John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters


Young Dawson rocked the cutthroats all day.
Photo by John Herzer

I took a half day off and ran over to Idaho with my son, Dawson. (You may remember his video lesson on double-hauling a couple of years ago.) He caught a pile of cutties, and I pinned. . .

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Tuesday Tips: Top 10 (+1) Flies for the South Fork Snake River

Written by: Jaason Pruett, The Lodge at Palisades Creek


Matt McDonald (left) caught this 29-inch monster on a Sex Dungeon streamer, with the author.
Photos courtesy The Lodge at Palisades Creek

The South Fork of the Snake is an extremely productive fishery, offering native Snake River cutthroats, rainbows, cutt-bows, and browns. We often catch fish over 20 inches, but most. . .

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Photo of the Day: Hoppered-Up Brown on the Henrys Fork

Daniel Lane, Three Rivers Ranch


TRR guide Sam Robinson landed this stunning brown on the Henrys Fork using a hopper pattern.
Photo courtesy Three Rivers Ranch

The Henrys Fork below Ashton Reservoir is fishing well, thanks to shorter days and colder air temperatures which have kept the water consistently cooler. Fishing has been good with. . .

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