Classic Story: Fly Fishing in Iran, Part I

Written by: Naser Derakhshan

Brown trout are native to all the western-Iran rivers that flow to the Caspian Sea.
Photo by Muhammad Ali Nouri

[Editor’s note: In 2014, an Iranian angler named Naser Derakhshan, who lives in Shahr-e Kord, sent us some photos of trout caught near his home. We posted the images to Facebook, and there was so much interest in the comments that I asked Naser if he would write us something about. . .

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Photos: An Epic Quest to the Himalayas in Search of Golden Mahseer, Part I

This was the fish that the author had traveled so far to land.

“Look!” My driver, Lakhi, announced. “Snow Mountains!”

Gradually, I sat up straight from my reclined position in the front seat of the car, trying to open my eyes and remove my sunglasses. The seventy-two hours of travel had taken its toll, and I. . .

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Here are the Nominees for the 2016 Orvis Endorsed Awards!

2015 Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide of the Year (West): Chuck Page, of Big Hole Lodge, Wise River, Montana.
Photo courtesy Big Hole Lodge

For thirty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides (ELOG) program. The winners of this. . .

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Classic Tips: How to Prepare for a Guided Fly-Fishing Trip

A little bit of casting practice goes a long way once you’re on the water.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Is 2016 the year that you finally make that dream trip? Or maybe you’re just going to finally bite the bullet and hire a guide to help you take your fly fishing to the next level. Some people fish with. . .

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Photos: An Epic Float Trip for Mongolian Taimen

Written by: Alex Gray

MRO guide Peter Fong and the author show off a fine Mongolian taimen.
Photo by Bob Cosgriff

[Editor’s note: Alex Gray recently enjoyed an excursion down an unnamed Mongolian river with Mongolia River Outfitters–chasing taimen, amur trout, and lenok, with even a few amur pike thrown in–and sent in this trip report. As a conservation-oriented operation, MRO chooses not to name the rivers they fish.]

When I told people where I was headed, the response was either, “Mongolia? Isn’t forty a little young to start working on the bucket list?” or something to the effect that, “Mongolia for. . .

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