Angling Art: New Paintings of the Gaspé by Galen Mercer

"Dawn Salmon Fishing, Restigouche," Oil on Canvas, 22″ X 18″, 2018 All paintings by Galen Mercer
Artist Galen Mercer lives along the Battenkill in West Arlington, Vermont. Canadian by birth, he’s the grandson of two painters and the son of another, so it’s kind of in his blood. Here are three of his most . . .
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Video: “The Three Wise Men” in Northern Norway

It seems as if Norway has an endless supply of great fishing opportunities and talented filmmakers willing to document them. Here's a glorious production from Håvard Thomassen, chronicling a . . .
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Fish Facts: Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

The author with a beautiful 22-pound Atlantic caught in June from Norway's Gaula River. Photo by Sandy Hays
For many anglers, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is the ultimate fly-rod quarry because of the rich history and culture that goes along with pursuing these elusive fish: from the famed. . .
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How to Tie the Black Bear Green Butt

The Black Bear Green Butt is a traditional Atlantic salmon fly on the rivers of eastern Canada, but it is also popular with Pacific Northwest steelheaders. The pattern's provenance is a bit murky, but several authorities credit Harry Smith of Cherryfield, . . .
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Trout Bum of the Week LV: Malorie Crispo

The native brook trout of Nova Scotia are Malorie's favorite quarry. All photos courtesy Malorie Crispo
I first came across Malorie Crispo via her Instagram feed, which is chock-full of great fishing images. She clearly spends a ton of time on the water and catches some gorgeous. . .
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Norway’s River of Gold: The Atlantic Salmon of the Gaula

The salmon caught on the Gaula are often just hours out of the salt, sporting sea lice on their gill plates. Photo by Sandy Hays
As we all know, but may be loath to admit, luck is a vital component of success in nearly every fly-fishing situation. The concept is so ingrained in the consciousness of every angler, in fact, that. . .
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Angling Art: Gorgeous New Works by Galen Mercer

"Setting A Drop, Gaspé," Oil on Canvas, 18″ X 24″, 2017 All paintings by Galen Mercer
Artist Galen Mercer lives along the Battenkill in West Arlington, Vermont. Canadian by birth, he’s the grandson of two painters and the son of another, so it’s kind of in his blood. Here are five of his . . .
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Video: An Incredible Season from Hooké

Fred and the boys from Hooké have posted a wonderful wrap-up video from the second season of their Canadian TV show, and it features some spectacular scenery and ridiculously nice fish: . . .
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