Orvis Trout Bum of the Week XXX: Zach Matthews


Zach Matthews with a hefty Chattahoochee River striped bass.
All photos courtesy Zach Matthews

Welcome to our series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlight some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Most of the subjects are guides who have turned their passion into a vocation, spending their time in an outdoor “office” that may include a. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 11.16.22

It was announced today that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will provide up to $40 million to Trout Unlimited as part of a five-year agreement to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands–home to many of America’s most important trout and . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 02.02.22

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, The Everglades Foundation, Captains for Clean Water, VoteWater.org, and Conservation Hawks (among others), we’ll make sure you’ve got the information you need to understand the issues … Continue reading “Wednesday Wake-Up Call 02.02.22”

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Matching The Alaskan Hatch

Alaska is one of those rare places where there are enough native and wild fish to not only challenge you, but also encourage you to experiment. I began thinking about this while fishing for sea-run Dolly . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 06.23.21

The western half of the U.S. is in the midst of a sever drought, compounded by unseasonable heat. One result is that many rivers are running low and warm. The water temperature in the Montana’s Smith . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 06.09.21

A broad swath of the West is in the midst of severe drought, threatening rivers and adding to an already high likelihood of wildfires. The Southwest is particularly dry, with the Colorado . . .

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Meet the Winners of the 2020 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!

Each year, for thirty-four years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). The allocation of these awards is based on a number of criteria, the . . .

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Fish Facts: Lahontan Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi)


Angler Brian Strang landed this gorgeous cutthroat last year on Pyramid Lake.
Photo by Brian La Rue

The Lahontan cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) is the largest growing trout native to North America, with early settlers around Nevada’s Pyramid Lake reporting fish up to 60 pounds. The current world record is a. . .

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