Photos: Sydney’s Green River Brook Trout


You’d have a big smile, too, if you’d landed this beauty.
Photos by Brian Housinger 

Thirteen-year-old Sydney Housinger sent us these great photos via Instagram because she was so excited by her catch. Fishing with her dad last week on the Green River–south of Asheville, . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Winter in the Driftless Area

Written by: Dave Barron, Jacquish Hollow Angler


Winter is a great time to fish the rivers and spring creeks of the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Winter is one of my favorite times of the year in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. You can have the spring creeks all to yourself, the water is clear, and the fish are hungry. There are a few things . . .

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Story: Days Like These Are Why I Fish

Written by: Len Harris, Jr.


The fish in this hole could not be caught that day, but they provided a lasting memory nonetheless.
Photo by Len Harris, Jr.

My friend, Rob Gooze, and I were way back in the middle of nowhere on the headwaters of one of my favorite streams, when we saw this perfect rock bluff. It was early spring, and the vegetation . . .

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Classic Story: Learning Not to Count Fish in the High Uintas

Written by: Chris Morgan


The brook trout in the high country were not picky, and they threw themselves at our dry flies.
All photos by Chris Morgan, Two Sherpas

It took me over a decade of living in Utah before I successfully ventured into the nearby Uinta Mountain range and discovered what many people already knew—that we have a gorgeous, high altitude wilderness just hours from. . .

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10 Tips for Fly-Fishing Small Mountain Streams

Written by: Jared Zissu


Even little trout can teach an angler important lessons on stealth and technique.
Photos by Jared Zissu

Although I have been struggling to catch trout on the Battenkill, my small-stream game has been improving. One thing that keeps me so motivated, focused, and seriously addicted to the sport. . .

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Video: “Jewel of the Smokies” Trailer #1

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I love nothing more than chasing native brook trout in the mountain streams of the Green Mountains of Vermont near Orvis HQ. Here’s a beautiful . . .

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Classic Pro Tip: 15 Steps to Fishing a Mountain Trout Stream


The key to catching lots of brookies from a mountain stream is to move fast and hit all the right spots.
Photo by Sandy Hays

The keys to catching good numbers of trout on steep mountain streams are stealth and speed. Wild brook trout are wary, fast, and can hide in tiny spaces. There are lots of predators that. . .

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