Classic Story: “The Life List,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply casting to trout on a Western river.
Photo via williamgtapply.com

Every new fish you catch occupies an important place in your personal angling history.

Toward the end of June, Marshall Dickman and I found ourselves wandering around the Finger Lakes region of upper New York State, where the rolling pastoral landscape is wrinkled like the back of an old farmer’s neck and. . .

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Classic Fish Story: Wyoming is for (Cutthroat) Lovers

Written by: Mike Dawkins, WorldCast Anglers


The Cutt Slam program combines education and challenge of catching Wyoming’s four sub-species of trout.
Banner via cuttslam.com

I, probably like many anglers, have had a love and hate relationship with cutthroat trout. When I first moved to the Jackson Hole area in January of 2005, I could not satisfy my angling. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.19.14

Welcome to another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. Here are 17 new videos from around the world, from New Zealand to Norway, from the jungle to the. . .

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!

For more than twenty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program. Each year representatives from each of these categories are nominated and ultimately one is chosen for the best of the year. These awards are based on. . .

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Photos: Reconnecting Fish Creek, Part of the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Project

Written by: Paul Burnett, TU Weber River Restoration Project Manager


The Fish Creek culvert before complete failure in 2010.

Sometimes, we are left with a mess. I was recently talking to Charles, one of the landowners involved in our Fish Creek Reconnection project in Utah’s Weber River Basin. He was telling me about how. . .

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Fish Story: Wyoming is for (Cutthroat) Lovers

Written by: Mike Dawkins


The Cutt Slam program combines education and challenge of catching Wyoming’s four sub-species of trout.
Banner via cuttslam.com

I, probably like many anglers, have had a love and hate relationship with cutthroat trout. When I first moved to the Jackson Hole area in January of 2005, I could not satisfy my angling appetite for cutthroats. They were different, they were new, they loved to. . .

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Fly-Fishing History, Parts V and VI: 1914 – 1952

Editor’s note: Back in 2011, we featured entries from Gordon M. Wickstrom’s The History of Fishing for Trout with Artificial Flies in Britain and America: A Chronology of Five Hundred Years, 1496 to 2000. In this chronology, Gordon marks significant events—the publication of seminal books, tackle developments, important social changes, the dissemination of trout species beyond their native ranges, etc.—on both sides of the Atlantic. Since many readers were not around in those heady early days of the blog, I thought it deserves a repost.

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