Recipe for Adventure: Baled-Out in Chilean Patagonia

My Recipe for Adventure has all the classic elements that compose a memorable adventure: an exotic locale, mystery, and a bit of dumb luck. Have you ever been in a familiar situation, and then all the sudden see something so out of . . .

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Master Class Monday: Keep Feeding the Fish

You can waste a lot of time fishing over trout that have been spooked (and are thus not feeding), but sometimes they surprise us, and persistence can pay off. Watch as Amelia Jensen works a large brown trout, loses it in a . . .

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Pro Tips: Stay Away from Redds

I often get asked, “what does a trout redd look like?” Above is a picture I snapped last week on the South Holston River while floating through a tailout. The redd, or the bed, is circled. Most of our large brown trout are in peak spawn at the moment. . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Spot Trout in Dirty Water

Fly fishing can often be spectacular when the water is slightly dirty, so don’t give up just because conditions aren’t crystal clear. In this great video, Dave Jensen gives us some solid tips on how. . .

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Classic Story: “Taking Your Chances” with Brown Trout


This is the picture I should have been posting, but alas I didn’t “take my chance” when it
presented itself. So I must be content with this imaginary brown trout.
Photo-illustration by James Daley

In this country, the phrase “to take your chances” usually means to try something that may end up being a disaster—as in “You’re taking your chances driving on those bald tires.” But across. . .

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Iceland, Days Four and Five: Lakes and Birds

On the morning of Day Four, we said goodbye to the Highlands Lodge and drove an hour and a half southeast to the Hotel Grimsborgir, near Selfoss. We dropped our gear and headed out to two local lakes–the massive Þingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn) . . .

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