First Casts 11.15.13


Native Westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout swim in the Flathead River near Glacier National Park, Montana.
Photo by Jonny Armstrong/USGS, via npr.org

Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads: . . .

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First Casts 11.1.13


Robert Tomes with a killer, fly-caught musky. 
Photo by Walter Hodges, via Midcurrent

Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.

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Photos of the Day: Ted Williams and Fly Fishing

Since the Red Sox achieved a historic World Series victory at Fenway Park last night, I figured it was a good time to post some images of perhaps the greatest player ever to don the uniform in Boston, Ted Williams. The Splendid Splinter was quite the outdoorsman, and he had a particular love of. . .

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Remembering the Man Who Invented the Fly-Fishing School


Bill Cairns was a pioneer in fly-fishing instruction and a Master Caster.

If you’ve been an Orvis customer for a while, you’re surely familiar with the photo above, of an angler laying out a gorgeous loop over the Battenkill. It has become an iconic image—used in catalogs, retail stores, and on the Web—because it captures the grace, power, and beauty of. . .

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Enter to Win a New Helios 2 Switch Rod!


The new Helios 2 Switch Rods will handle everything from steelhead and musky to striped bass and king salmon.

In the year since its unveiling, the Helios 2 fly rod has made a pretty big splash in fly fishing, garnering rave reviews from around the world. For those fly fishers who chase big game, we’ve made five new. . .

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Professional Fly Fishing Tour Launches. What Do You Think About It?


The new Pro Fly Angling Tour website is looking for members.

I logged into Facebook last night and found something unexpected and fascinating: Fly Fishing Team USA member Anthony Naranja has launched something called the Pro Fly Angling Tour, which aims to do for fly fishing what BASS Bassmaster competition did for bass fishing. Here’s what Anthony said on his Facebook page: . . .

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Video: Reel Recovery Retreat in Idaho Has Powerful Effects on Men Fighting Cancer


Reel Recovery guest Allyn Kyes casts during an Idaho retreat over the weekend
Photo via local8news.com

Here’s a great news story from Idaho about a retreat in Idaho hosted by Reel Recovery. (If you’re unfamiliar with the organization, click here for the Reel Recovery homepage or watch Travis Swartz’s short video about the organization below.) Held at Three Rivers Ranch in Ashton, Idaho, the retreat over the. . .

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