5 Tips for Successful Fly-Fishing Family Outings

Written by: Kaitlin Barnhart


Few things are more rewarding than sharing your passion for the outdoors with your kids.
Photo by Kyla Kulp

I held the stamped envelope, full of spring soccer sign up forms, in the mail slot for a few seconds before letting go—committing to a spring of weekend plans. Sure, I can stand in a river in the . . .

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Master Class Monday: The Rule of Small

When you’re fishing clear water in times of prolonged drought, trout are very likely to have seen pressure. Typically, anglers use larger flies that cause enough surface disturbance that trout . . .

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Photo of the Day: High-Water Brown

This beautiful trout fell for a Higa’s SOS Nymph.
Photo by George Daniel

This beautiful central-Pennsylvania brown trout was caught by Amidea Daniel, using a Higa’s SOS nymph, while fishing a soft edge in high water. The size 14 SOS, with a bright-red holographic tinsel flashback, is one of her favorite patterns, when . . .

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Two Female Guides Launch a Scholarship Drive to Get More Women in the Industry

Written by: Kaitlin Boyer


Kaitlin Boyer (right) and Robin Schmidt are working to bring more women through the guide school at Colorado Mountain College.
Photo by Kaitlin Boyer

There’s an old saying that “When women support each other, incredible things happen,” and until recently, I hadn’t fully exercised this concept, nor did I know how. Sometimes, it takes an unprecedented experience to fully bring things into perspective. . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week: Sara Serrata


Spring fishing on Nevada’s Pyramid Lake produced this big Lahontan cutthroat.
Photos courtesy Sara Serrata

Sara Serrata is a passionate fly fisher, mother, and preschool teacher. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but she now lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Northern California. Sara is an ambassador for Brown Folks . . .

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#MomentofChill 11.30.18: Fall Small-Stream Magic

Today’s #momentofchill is from our own Joel Ruby and features our friend, Maria–who is assistant manager of the Orvis Outlet in Manchester, Vermont–casting for brook trout on a stream near Orvis HQ, amid . . .

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Video: “Every Hour,” the Healing Power of Fly Fishing

Jessica Callihan wears a lot of hats. She’s a fine artist, the creative director of DUN Magazine, a fly-fishing instructor, and a public speaker. She’s also a Navy veteran, who was injured while training to become an aviation electrician. Like most vets, she’s . . .

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