Pro Tips: Keep Terrestrials Riding Low

One of the reasons that fly fishers love casting terrestrials is that these patterns are usually really easy to see on the water–compared to, say, a size 20 Blue-winged Olive. And one of the . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Wipers in Spring

Fishing options can feel a bit limited during late spring: runoff is usually in full force, steelhead are mostly done for the season, and high-latitude or high-alpine areas aren’t yet accessible. For anglers living near the shaded regions in the map below, . . .

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Classic Story: “Taking Your Chances” with Brown Trout


This is the picture I should have been posting, but alas I didn’t “take my chance” when it
presented itself. So I must be content with this imaginary brown trout.
Photo-illustration by James Daley

In this country, the phrase “to take your chances” usually means to try something that may end up being a disaster—as in “You’re taking your chances driving on those bald tires.” But across. . .

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Iceland, Days Four and Five: Lakes and Birds

On the morning of Day Four, we said goodbye to the Highlands Lodge and drove an hour and a half southeast to the Hotel Grimsborgir, near Selfoss. We dropped our gear and headed out to two local lakes–the massive Þingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn) . . .

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Iceland, Day Two: Cold Lava

What a difference a day makes. The second morning of Orvis Week in Iceland with Fish Partner brought colder temperatures, driving rain, and howling wind. Every fly-fisher’s dream, am I right? But with the successes of the previous day still fresh in . . .

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Iceland, Day One: Volcanic Char

This week, I am lucky enough to serve as host for Orvis Week in Iceland with Fish Partner, and our first day was spent casting for arctic char and brown trout on some of the glorious river of the Central Highlands: the Tungnaá, the Kaldakvísl, and the . . .

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