Photo of the Day: Trophy Oklahoma Rainbow


Matt Copeland shows off a 23-inch rainbow that too a size 22 fly.
Photo by Rob Woodruff

Guide Rob Woodruff sent in this photo of a huge rainbow landed by his client. . .in Oklahoma. The 23-inch trout fell for a size 22 Midge tied to a 6X tippet on the. . .

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Video: The Amazing Rainbows of Alaska’s Copper River

Doug Roland of the Lowcountry Journal sent me a note this morning, pointing me to his new video about a trip to Alaska. Doug is a South Carolina redfish guy, and this was his first real experience river-fishing for trout and salmon. Talk about starting at. . .

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Slovenia, Day Five: A Fantastic Finish


Matt Calderaro throws a nymph up into a canyon pool in search of a marble trout.
Photo by Sandy Hays

For our final day fishing with Matt Calderaro of Worldflyangler, we decided to go back to the small stream where we’d caught the first marble of the trip. It’s a stunning freestone stream at the. . .

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Slovenia Day Four: Into the Soča Canyon


Right off the bat, we were into fish. Look at that pose: just like on my hat.
All photos by Sandy Hays

We awoke this morning to driving rain in Kobarid, so we had a leisurely breakfast and I got some work done. When the weather broke, Matt arrived at our guest house, Pri B’Zjak, and we headed out for. . .

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Slovenia Day Three: Why Are There So Many Songs About Rainbows?


Walking into the Soca River on a glorious morning outside Kobarid, Slovenia.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Today, we kept things close to home by fishing the Soca River just five minutes south of town. It’s a pretty big river, and the shocking blue color of the water is arresting. We parked Matt’s car and walked through some. . .

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Orvis Trout Bum of the Week XXVIII: Dave Hise


Dave Hise says he chased this 34-inch rainbow in an unnamed stream for two years before he landed her.
All photos courtesy Dave Hise

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) This is our second round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have. . .

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