Video: “Our Good Friend,” the Brown Trout

Here’s another great video from Carpe Diem, about a nice trout that they’d seen a couple of times before but had never gotten to take the fly. They are very patient this time, allowing the fish to move, spook, and then settle . . .

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Video: The Wrong Trout

The Swedish anglers at Carpe Diem shot this lovely video about casting dry flies for wary trout in clear, shallow water. I like the way that their videos have a real narrative, and the shot of the fly . . .

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Photo Essay: The Brown Trout of the Spanish Pyrenees


This dark, gorgeous beast fell for a small blue-winged olive imitation right a dusk. Look at those spots!
All photos by Sandy Hays

One of the difficult things about going on a fly-fishing expedition with a photographer is that you end up with many more great images than you can use in a single magazine or blog story, . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXVII: Phoebe Bean


Phoebe Bean with a gorgeous Bitterroot brown caught last fall.
Photo courtesy Fiona Bean

Phoebe Bean was an intern here at Orvis in the fall or 2014, and she has written a bunch of posts for this blog. (Scroll to the bottom for a full list.) As you’ll read, she caught the fly-fishing bug. . .

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Story: Struggle, Hope, and a Return to the River

Written by: Pauly Larkin


Pauly Larkin appreciates his time on the water all the more for his struggles.
Photos courtesy Pauly Larkin

Earlier this summer, I stood in the McCloud River, breathing in the fresh air, listening to the fresh snowmelt clashing against the rocks. I had made it home, to a place I feared I would never . . . .

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