Pro Tips: Proper River Etiquette for Spring Run-Off

By Kaitlin Barnhart


When the river gets crowded, proper fishing etiquette becomes even more important
Photo by Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

With blown-out rivers on the horizon for mountain fisheries, many anglers are gearing up for spring tailwater fishing. This time of year can provide some of the best fishing, but it’s often paired with . . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.29.21

Although most of a trout’s diet consists of insects, baitfish, and other invertebrates, they will eat anything that provides a lot of protein–including mice swimming on the surface. This big rainbow from British Columbia’s . . .

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11 Questions with Two of the Orvis Women Behind 50/50 on the Water

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


Christine Atkins (left) and Jackie Kutzer are the faces of the new Orvis-led initiative, and they’re responsible for much of the heavy lifting, as well.
Photo by Kami Swingle, TwoFisted Heart Productions, via orvis.com

Last year, The Orvis Company launched 50/50 on the Water, an aggressive initiative to introduce more women to the sport we love and to promote those already making a mark in the fly . . .

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Video: Kendjam – Heart of the Amazon, by Todd Moen

Todd Moen of Catch Magazine has pulled another great video from the vault and posted it on Youtube. This one is special, even by Todd’s high standards, as it focuses on an incredible part of the world that anglers can help to . . .

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Podcast: Winter Fly-Fishing in the Far North, with Timbre Pringle

Interview begins at 40:08. Continuing our exploration of winter trout fishing techniques, this week my guest is angler and photographer Timbre Pringle. You have likely seen photos of Timbre or ones taken by her and her husband, Darcy, in Orvis catalogs and ads, as well as in many of the fly-fishing magazines. She doesn’t exactly fish in … Continue reading “Podcast: Winter Fly-Fishing in the Far North, with Timbre Pringle”

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Video: Fly Fishing and Family in “Common Thread”

In the summer of 2018, I traveled to northeastern Saskatchewan to Wollaston Lake Lodge to fish for big northern pike. (See “Armed to the Teeth.”) At dinner on the first night, we met our tablemate, a woman named Mary Pettigrew, . . .

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