Master Class Monday: How to Deal with Sun and Shade

We sometimes don’t pay enough attention to sunlight and shade when fly fishing for trout. But as Dave Jensen shows–using an example of a large cutthroat trout rising in a mountain river–your approach must take these conditions into account. This . . .

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#MomentofChill 11.26.18: The Circle of Life

Today’s #MomentofChill is from Tight Loops. Before tourist season begins, Yellowstone National Park is a serene place, and in high-country streams the trout that we love to catch are ensuring that another generation will swim in waters that the . . .

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Video: “Pure High”

In the fourth episode of Fly Fusion TV’s third season, “Pure High,” Fly Fusion magazine editors Derek Bird and Jim McLennan plan to fish a well-known stream, but due to fire closures, they end up high in the Rockies on a small lake at the base of a . . .

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Fish Facts: Lahontan Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi)


Angler Brian Strang landed this gorgeous cutthroat last year on Pyramid Lake.
Photo by Brian La Rue

The Lahontan cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) is the largest growing trout native to North America, with early settlers around Nevada’s Pyramid Lake reporting fish up to 60 pounds. The current world record is a. . .

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5 Things I’m Glad I Did at Pyramid Lake


Angler Brad Bonnet shows off an 8-pound Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake.
Photo by Bryan Glass

Days before any fishing trip to a new place, you’ll find me digging for as much information as I can. My internet favorites become littered with links to maps, fly-tying videos, forums, and blogs. A quick internet search about Pyramid Lake will not only . . .

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Fish Facts: Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout


The iconic species of our oldest national park, the Yellowstone cutthroat draws anglers from around the world.
Photo by USFWS

The names of many legendary fishing spots in Yellowstone National Park—Buffalo Ford, the Lamar Valley, the meadows of Slough Creek—are synonymous with big, native Yellowstone cutthroat . . .

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