Photos: The Hex Is On in Michigan!


Here’s a sight to get a dry-fly angler’s blood pumping: the annual arrival of the Hexes.
Photos courtesy Brian Kozminski, True North Trout

Every June, anglers in the Midwest start to get jittery, in anticipation of the first sighting of Hexagenia limbata, the monster mayfly known as the “Hex.” (Or, the forbidden fly.) Former . . .

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Photos: The Stunning Native Brook Trout of Western Maine

Written by: Chase Bartee, Tight Loops


The native brookies of the Rapid River are known for their colors and their strength.
Photo by Aimee Savard

While filming for an upcoming short, Aimee and I were fortunate enough to spend a week in Western Maine, walking in the footsteps of Louise Dickinson Rich—who wrote. . .

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Photos: Where the Wild Things Are

Written by: Drew Nisbet, Fishing Manager of Orvis Buffalo


Catching native trout in a small stream where they are adapted to the environment is a special experience.
Photos by Drew Nisbet

It starts in an alder swamp, where cold spring water bubbles up from the ground. Dense, nearly impenetrable thickets of buttonbush and winterberry holly shade black, organic rich mineral . . .

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“Trickle Treat,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


A tiny stream that holds native brookies is a secret to keep.
Photo by Zach Matthews

After living most of my life within earshot of highway racket, where city lights blot the stars from the night sky, I finally did it. I bought a little farm on a dirt road in the New Hampshire hills. My new . . .

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Returning a Trout and Salmon River to Its Natural State

Written by: Kory Boozer, Boozer’s Guide Service


Removal of the Pucker Street Dam will reconnect hundreds of river miles of trout, steelhead, and salmon habitat.
Photo by Tim Scott Images

In the late 1800s, a gem of a river in southwestern Michigan began its long journey toward being straightened, confined, and essentially held hostage, with little chance of ever being . . .

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Photo Essay: A November Adventure in Colorado

Written by: Tyler Coleman


The Farley brothers work their way upstream on a gorgeous November day in Colorado.
Photo by Tyler Coleman

Colorado is one of those places every fly fisher enjoys visiting, and when I first found out that an old friend who lived out there had taken up fly fishing, I began to plan a time to wander the . . .

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Photos: Winter in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands


The stark beauty of a mountain stream in winter is worth some frigid fingers.
Photos by Evan Sanders

Reader Vincent Piasecke has been chasing mountain trout in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania over the past few weeks, and he sent in these cool photos. His . . .

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Photos: Brookies of the Laurel Highlands


The native brook trout of the Allegheny Mountains are beautiful and perfectly adapted to the region.
Photos by Evan Sanders

Check out these great photos from the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. Reader Vincent Piasecke has been chasing mountain brook trout with his trusty 3-weight and sent in . . .

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