Photos: No Pain, No Gain for High-Country Colorado Trout

This year has been a slow one for me when it comes to getting out and fly fishing. I’ll admit challenge to myself to catch a fish in every month of the year has been going slowly, but it’s still going. At the beginning of June, I caught a small bass out of the . . .

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Introducing the Mother of All Trout Slams

A couple years ago, I wrote about how fun it was to complete the new Utah Cutthroat Slam, and I also scored the Wyoming Cutt-Slam way back in ’04. These programs are fun, educational, and even raise money for conservation. Other states–such as Nevada, . . .

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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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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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Photos and Story: Learning the Ropes in Yellowstone

Written by: Will Bayha

Will and Bridgit in the Lamar River canyon, in Yellowstone National Park.
Photos courtesy Will Bayha

When I first heard about the Orvis 50/50 On the Water campaign, I loved the idea to inspire and celebrate women in fly fishing. I knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do with my girlfriend, . . .

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