Fish Facts: Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

The author with a beautiful 22-pound Atlantic caught in June from Norway's Gaula River. Photo by Sandy Hays
For many anglers, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is the ultimate fly-rod quarry because of the rich history and culture that goes along with pursuing these elusive fish: from the famed. . .
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Classic Story: Patience Pays Off in Alaska

The huge rainbows that Alaska is famous for are not always easy to catch. All photos by Jeremy Kehrein
In early July 1995, I was guiding two of my favorite clients of all time—a father-and-son team from Annapolis, Maryland—on the Copper River, which drains into Alaska’s Lake Iliamna. Tom and. . .
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Photos: Learning on the Water

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing
Gracie finally hooks up after some instruction from new guide, Kati. Photos by Jeff Rose
The other day, I had the pleasure of taking out Gracie Edwards, co-owner of Fayettechill in Arkansas. She had never had anyone teach her how to cast a fly rod and had not caught a fish in the last couple of years, . . .
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What I Learned on My First Trip for Northern Pike

Written by: Chuck Coolidge
The author hoists his first northern pike on a fly. Can you tell he's excited? Photos by Chuck Coolidge
Wisconsin is well-known for its solid predator fishing, and muskies get almost all the attention. However, there's another member of the Esox genus that's significantly more abundant and, some would say just as fun, that you can fish for year round: . . .
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Video Pro Tips: How to Use Your Net to Create Great Photos and #Keepemwet

Check out this great video from the founder of the #Keepemwet movement--and our most recent Trout Bum of the Week--Bryan Huskey. Here, he lands a nice a rainbow and then offers . . .
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“Snakes,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply

Bill Tapply shows off a fat Labrador brook trout.
Photos courtesy Vicki Stiefel
It was a typical August morning in Labrador—gray sky, cold drizzle, wind chill somewhere around freezing. In the afternoon, the clouds would blow away and the sun would come out and the. . .
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Photos and Story: Into the Yosemite High Country

Written by: Matty Wong
Wild brook trout in crystal-clear water made for some exciting fishing in the backcountry lakes of Yosemite National Park. Photos by Matty Wong
The weekend had finally arrived, and a few of buddies and I had permits to camp at the summit of Twin Lakes in Yosemite National Park. It was a seven-mile hike in with a 50-pound pack, but we were determined. Once we got to the first lake, . . .
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Photos and Stories: Big Permit in The Bahamas

Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Sporting Travel Program Manager for Orvis Adventures
This gorgeous permit was feeding off the back of a ray and was very particular about pattern. Photo by Christiaan Pretorius
A few years ago, we posted about Orvis Adventures customer Bob Cosgriff catching a permit of a lifetime on the outer islands of the Bahamas. Bob is obsessed with the species and spends countless hours in pursuit of shots at these elusive game fish. . . .
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