Photo of the Day: Charlie’s First Big Brown Trout

Charlie Moderelli makes sure his fish doesn’t get away before there’s photographic evidence.
Photo by Ray Berumen

Here is a picture of Charlie Moderelli and his father, Rob Moderelli, from Long Island, New York. Charlie is 11 years old and just started his summer vacation. On Charlie’s first fishing trip, he learned how to short-and long-line nymph from my drift boat on the Battenkill, on the New York side. His first fish was a. . .

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Video: “Dream Stream” Brown Trout in the Wind

Our old pal Ivan is back, after a four month hiatus, with a great new video of fishing the “Dream Stream” stretch of the South Platte in the North Park area of Colorado. He writes, “Not all days are great. Conditions aren’t always. . .

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An Upstream Journey, Dispatch #5: Taking a Break in Bend

Written by: Paul Moinester

Brian O’Keefe shows off a Deschutes River brown trout.
Photo by Paul Moinester

[Editor’s Note: Paul Moinester has embarked on a six-month, 20,000-mile adventure to exploring the upstream battle to protect wild fish and their habitat. He will be posting dispatches on the Fly Fishing blog throughout his journey. And, as someone who has fished with Brian O’Keefe, I can corroborate everything Paul writes here.]

No matter how hard I try to contain my excitement, I inevitably spend the days leading up to any fishing trip daydreaming about everything unfolding perfectly. Thoughts of vicious takes, line zipping off my reel, lots of gripping, and even more grinning swirl through my head and consume my brain. In the weeks leading up to my. . .

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Photos of the Day: Hot Times on the Henrys Fork

Written by: Tom Evenson, Orvis Western ELOG Director

Nick Minor, Three River Ranch Guide and Shop Manager landed this gorgeous brown on a streamer.
All photos by Tom Evenson

This past week I traveled to Three Rivers Ranch (one of the first ever Orvis Endorsed Lodges) in Warm River, Idaho, for a business meeting with lodge owner, Lonnie Allen, and a group of her staff and guides. After the meeting, a few of us did a short float on the

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Photos of the Day: Big Browns on the Owyhee

Liz Caval just received a Master’s degree, as well as a degree in dry-fly fishing.
All photos courtesy Evan Williams

Evan Williams and Liz Caval took a desert adventure to The Big O—Oregon’s Owyhee River—to celebrate Liz’s recent graduation from a Masters-degree program by setting their sights on another huge milestone: catching an Owyhee brown. This spring has been really windy, but Evan says that the. . .

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Video: One Big Fish

Western Fly Media is a new player in the video game, and this is their first production. It features some beautiful brown trout, Montana landscapes, and a cool groove. There are lots of great shots here, and when you see the birds working just above the water’s surface like that, you know things are gonna be good.

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