Trout Bum of the Week: Elsa Espino


Elsa with a gorgeous Delaware River brown trout.
Photo by Christian Medina

Elsa Espino is an avid fly fisher, rock climber, and photographer. A native of Yakima, Washington, she now lives in New York City. She is also an ambassador for Brown Folks Fishing, a collective that seeks to cultivate the visibility, representation, and . . .

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A Quest for Golden Trout in Colorado

Written by: Katie Burgert, Fish Untamed


Colorado’s golden trout are hard to find and access, but they offer a gorgeous reward for the effort.
Photos by Katie Burgert

Last summer, while my friend Ali and I were fishing for tiger trout, she asked me a seemingly insignificant question: “Have you ever caught a golden trout?” The answer was no, and I had never really put much more . . .

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5 Rivers Odyssey, Part I: Doubt on the Water

Written by: Libby Glaser


Libby Glaser casts for big rainbows on Alaska’s  Kenai River.
Photo courtesy of Tyler Gagat, USFS

The 5 Rivers Odyssey crew spent our first two days on the Russian River, volunteering with Kenai Peninsula Stream Watch, a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) program that manages salmon habitat . . .

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Video: Chasing Trout with Maddie Brenneman

Here’s another great video from BeAlive, featuring Colorado fishing guide Maddie Brenneman. Here, she reflects on the lessons only a river can teach as she pursues her passion to catch and . . .

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Photos and Story: Summer Cicadas on the Colorado

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


Horseshoe Bend is a famous photo-op spot, but most folks don’t realize how great the fishing is at the bottom.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

Arizona has always been known for the Grand Canyon, Tombstone, and the Painted Desert, but more recently, places like Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and Horseshoe Bend have . . .

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Podcast: Late Summer Terrestrials, with Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff


Jenny on her new home water–Montana’s Rock Creek.
Photo courtesy Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

This week I have the pleasure of interviewing Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff—the Orvis-endorsed Freshwater Guide of the Year for 2018. Jenny has recently relocated to Montana to run a lodge . . .

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Photos and Story: Colorado’s San Miguel in Summertime

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


Low, clear water can make for some great fly fishing–as long as things don’t get too low.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

Last winter, Telluride, Colorado, received 54% less snow than it had the previous year (159 inches compared to 294 inches). That makes for a dry, dangerous fire season. It also makes for one of . . .

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Video: Sibling Time on the Stream

Virginia angler and fly tier Ethan Martin took his little sister out on a small stream in the Shenandoah Valley to see if he could get her into some brook trout. The result is this pretty little video that . . .

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