Photos and Story: River of Dreams in Slovenia

The Krka arises in a limestone cave about a mile from the lodge. The river meanders east, toward the Croatian border, then enters the Sava, the largest tributary of the Danube. In spring and summer, anglers content themselves with the self-sustaining . . .

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The Trip, Day 96: The Spanish Pyrenees

By the time we arrived in Spain, we were exhausted by the 30-hour trip from Japan. It took us a few days of recovering in Barcelona before we returned to a regular sleep pattern and got back in condition to spend long days fishing in the . . .

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Tikchik Narrows Lodge, Day Two: The Pak

Day Two at Tikchik Narrows Lodge began with a short but glorious flight southward to Lake Beverley, where our guide, Brendan Heselton, was waiting for us. We loaded up the jet boat and headed across the lake to its outlet. The plan was to fish both ends . . .

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Tikchik Narrows Lodge, Day One: The Noosh

When you first set eyes on Tikchik Narrows from the air, as the floatplane prepares to land, you’re struck by the incredible scale of the landscape that surrounds it. Perched on a peninsula between Tikchik and Nuyakuk Lakes in western Bristol Bay, the lodge . . .

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The Trip, Day 89: Japan

Today I experienced something that I had been looking forward to for some time. There was something appealing about the idea of fly fishing in Japan. Perhaps it was because I had not heard of many anglers who had fly-fished on the island; perhaps . . .

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The Trip, Day 72: Australia (including Tasmania)

We have always tried to balance our days between the cities and the countryside. Although every city is unique in what it offers to the visitor, to experience the true character of a region, we’ve found that we need to explore its natural environment. It is as . . .

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Into the North Maine Woods, and Into the Past

We were about four hours into an all-day hike, fishing our way upstream on a gorgeous brook-trout and landlocked-salmon river in a remote corner of Maine’s Baxter State Park, when guide Jeff LaBree stopped next to a seemingly uninteresting stretch . . .

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Meet the Winners of the 2024 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!

Each year, for thirty-eight years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Awards are based on a number of criteria, the most important of which is . . .

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The Trip, Day 25: Southern Chile’s Monster Browns

Southern Patagonia is a magical place where turquoise-colored streams and lakes—home to enormous brown trout—lie at the bottoms of beautiful valleys in the glacier-covered Andes. A few years ago, a guide for Patagonia Baker Lodge landed two . . .

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