Iceland, Days Four and Five: Lakes and Birds

On the morning of Day Four, we said goodbye to the Highlands Lodge and drove an hour and a half southeast to the Hotel Grimsborgir, near Selfoss. We dropped our gear and headed out to two local lakes–the massive Þingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn) . . .

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Iceland, Day Two: Cold Lava

What a difference a day makes. The second morning of Orvis Week in Iceland with Fish Partner brought colder temperatures, driving rain, and howling wind. Every fly-fisher’s dream, am I right? But with the successes of the previous day still fresh in . . .

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Iceland, Day One: Volcanic Char

This week, I am lucky enough to serve as host for Orvis Week in Iceland with Fish Partner, and our first day was spent casting for arctic char and brown trout on some of the glorious river of the Central Highlands: the Tungnaá, the Kaldakvísl, and the . . .

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Video: The Mouse-Eating Rainbows (and More!) of Alaska

The latest full-length video from Catch Magazine’s Todd Moen is an epic journey to western Alaska, where angler Brian O’Keefe throws mouse patterns to big rainbows, arctic char, and even grayling. The shots of the surface strikes are exciting, but as . . .

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Pro Tips: Four Hot Ways to Fish a Mouse Pattern

In mid-August, I hosted a trip to one of the most remote fisheries on the planet, the Kamchatka Peninsula, more specifically the Ozernaya River. The “Oz” is in the middle of a restricted Russian military zone halfway up the Peninsula, about 300 miles . . .

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Everything You Want to Know About Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus)


The male arctic char develops brilliant spawning colors in fall.
Photo by Nils Rinaldi from Lausanne, Switzerland, via Wikimedia Commons

The spectacular spawning colors of the male make the Arctic char one of the most photogenic game fish, but you must head to the far north or the high country of Europe to find. . .

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