#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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Photos: Learning on the Water

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing


Gracie finally hooks up after some instruction from new guide, Kati.
Photos by Jeff Rose

The other day, I had the pleasure of taking out Gracie Edwards, co-owner of Fayettechill in Arkansas. She had never had anyone teach her how to cast a fly rod and had not caught a fish in the last couple of years, . . .

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Video: Wyoming Trout and Dogs in Fall

Two things we really love around here are dogs and wild trout. Filmmaker Ben Kraushaar is back with another great video featuring Anna Ortega and friend, fishing for trout and having fun on a small stream in Wyoming. The slanted light of fall . . .

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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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