Photos: Endless Autumn for Brook Trout


This snaky brook trout displayed some very dramatic spawning colors.
All photos by Phoebe Bean

Almost two weeks ago, I wrote a post titled, “The Last Gorgeous Brookie Day of the Season?” Yet today, with the mercury hovering just below. . .

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Photos: A Western Angler Discovers East Coast Brookies

Written by: Phoebe Bean


The colors on these wild, native brook trout are amazing.
Photo by Phoebe Bean

Fishing in Vermont has taken some time to get used to. Having grown up in the west, I am accustomed to big rivers and not having to worry too much about my back casts. Although navigating the small mountain streams in the East is a much different experience, it’s. . .

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Photo of the Day: Maritimes Monster


Canadian angler Malorie Crispo landed this 3.5-pound brook trout on an Ice Leech while fishing an undisclosed
river on the eastern coast of Nova Scotia last Sunday. You can tell from her hair that it was a windy day, too.
Photo courtesy Malorie Crispo
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Photos: The “20 Days in September” Project


This beauty came from a swimming hole that had been full of people all day long.
Photos by Phil Monahan

Although meteorological summer doesn’t end for another three weeks, Labor Day is usually considered the end of the season. The kids are back at school, summer hours at work are over, and the nights are growing increasingly. . .

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Honoring a Husband’s and Father-in-Law’s Love of Fly Fishing

Written by: Miles Townes, Orvis Arlington


Helen’s first trout was a beautiful wild brook trout.
Photo courtesy Orvis Arlington

Helen came to our shop on a slow Tuesday morning with a carload of fishing equipment—mostly fly rods and assorted tackle, but also spinning rods and massive surfcasting rods. She told us she had a goal: she wanted to. . .

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Fly-Fishing Picture of the Day: El Capitan de Brook Trout

Written by: Greg Hocevar


It’s no monster, but this Yosemite brook trout displays amazing colors.
Photo by photo courtesy Greg Hocevar

People generally don’t think of Yosemite National Park as a fly-fishing destination. They think of its sheer granite cliffs—Half Dome and El Capitan—the waterfalls, Yosemite Valley, and the High Sierra. At some point during my time fly fishing, my thinking and perspective has gone from catching as many fish as I can, to catching the biggest fish I can, to catching fish in the most. . .

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