It’s Day 15 of our “20 September Days” Photo Contest, which means that we are exactly halfway through our challenge. So far, I’ve missed just three days; how are you doing? The fishing in southwestern Vermont has been spotty, with alternating low water . . .Read More
Photos: The Start of This Year’s “20 September Days” Contest
It’s Day 8 of our “20 Days in September” Photo Contest, and since “thirty days hath September,” you could start today and still complete the challenge. How are you doing so far? I’m doing okay, having fished every day but two, . . .Read More
Here We Go: The “20 Days in September” Contest Starts Today!
The end of summer can be bittersweet for anglers, so to ensure that we make the most of the late season, we launched the “20 Days in September” Photo Contest back in 2015. Ever since, the ninth month has been our favorite. The contest has grown . . .Read More
This Year’s “20 Days in September” Contest Starts in ONE Week!
The end of summer can be bittersweet for anglers, so to ensure that we make the most of the late season, we launched the “20 Days in September” Photo Contest back in 2015. The contest has grown every year, and participants have sent us countless . . .Read More
Classic Essay: How Do You Define Success on the Water?
Written by: Vince Puzick, Angler’s Covey
What makes for a successful day on the water? A friend of mine shared some sage wisdom: a successful day on the river can be defined by how much fun the angler had. Sometimes I . . .Read More
10 Tips for Fishing Small, Cool-Water Streams in Late Summer
Depending on where you live, fly-fishing for trout in August can be tough because water temperatures are usually at their highest points of the year. But there usually are places to find trout willing to eat a fly: . . .Read More
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 . . .Read More
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, . . .Read More
Classic Story: “Taking Your Chances” with Brown Trout
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. . .Read More
Podcast: How to Become a Pro Fly-Fishing Photographer, with Brian Grossenbacher￼
My guest this week is Brian Grossenbacher, one of the finest fly-fishing photographers in the world. You’ve seen his work on the cover of many magazines and in Orvis catalogs. (Brian and I recently collaborated on a book entitled, simply, Trout, with his . . .Read More