Trip Report: The Road That Was Never There

Written by Jackie Jordan


Jackie, Kelly, and Kit (left to right) may have had a few more adventures than they’d counted on, but they still had a blast chasing trout in southwestern Vermont.
All photos by Jackie Jordan

It’s amazing how easily some things can hide in plain sight. From big fish and small streams to unexplored roads and secret spots, the familiar becomes routine, then it all blends into the background of a work commute or run to the store. If you keep your eyes open—and, in my case, rely on some excellent advice—you’ll be surprised at what you can. . .

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Photo of the Day: Maya’s First Salmon


7-year-old Maya proudly displays her first two sockeye salmon.
Photo by Glenn Cain

How soon should kids learn to fish? Take a page from Glenn Cain’s playbook! Glenn sent us the following message as well as this great photo of his budding angler: . . .

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Judy the Pink Drift Boat Continues to Raise Money for Breast-Cancer Awareness


Judy spent Memorial Day weekend on the Madison River.
Photo via Facebook

If you’re fishing on a famed Western river, don’t be surprised if something large and startling appears from upstream. No, it’s not the world’s biggest strike indicator. It’s a hot-pink RO drift boat, representing Rowing for the Cure, that’s sure to stand out from the other watercraft on the river. Now in its fourth year, the project is the. . .

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Trip Report: Jackie Crushes on Martha’s Vineyard Stripers

Written by: Jackie Jordan


On her very first night of fly-fishing for stripers, Jackie caught this monster, the best fish of the trip.
Photo by Pete Kutzer

Growing up in the Boston area, I always spent at least one week each summer on the Cape. I love the smell of the sea, the salty air, body surfing in the waves, and the sound of the. . .

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How Should We Treat Women Who Fly Fish?


Cinda Howard is Fishing Manager of Orvis Scottsdale and a fly-casting champion.
Photo courtesy Cinda Howard

One of the big changes from the old OrvisNews.com to this new, redesigned site is that we did away with the Women in Fly Fishing blog and simply rolled those posts over here into Fly Fishing. This decision was based mostly on feedback that we had received from female anglers, many of whom appreciated that we were trying to call out their participation in the sport but who ultimately felt that the best way to show acceptance and respect is to treat them no differently than we do men. “Women in Fly Fishing” is now a. . .

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Photos of the Day: Lena’s Lunker


It may not be as pretty as a brown trout, but Lena looks mighty happy to have landed such a brute.
Photo by Martin Turek

Proud father Martin Turek sent in these photos, along with the story behind them:

My daughter Lena caught this sucker on the Manistee River (below Tippy Dam) while trying for the brown trout that where in position to steal some eggs. She was using my new. . .

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