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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Story: The Trout Stream That No One Else Wanted


Hey. . .the fish don’t know it’s a shopping cart.
Photo by Phil Monahan

With a sparsely attended Catholic church at one end and a Taco Bell at the other, Benmont Avenue is representative of the hard times that have befallen many American mill towns. This is not the. . .

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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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