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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Mayflies Across America: The Adirondacks

This week, our featured region is the Adirondack Mountains of New York. We were lucky enough to get some time with Ken Kalil of Kalil’s Upstate Outfitters, who has been guiding the rivers of the Adirondacks for over 25 years. Ken provides an . . .

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Classic Essay: Finding Your Fly Fishing Equilibrium

Written by: Lee Terkel

All photos by Lee Terkel

So this is the view from my office. Through most of the day, I am a pretty focused employee and take pride in my work. The truth is, though, that not a day goes by that I don’t take a few minutes to stare longingly out the. . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Signs of a Productive Fishing Flat

While long casts and hard fights seem to get all the press, one of the most challenging aspects of flats fishing can be simply finding the fish. Not only are they highly mobile, but they can spread out over huge areas, which can make for some . . .

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3 Places to Look for Warmer Water this Winter

Regardless of your target species, water temperature is one of the most important factors in determining fish location and behavior. A small change in either direction can have a major impact. As winter weather settles in around the country, fish . . .

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Essay: Sleeping with the Fishes

The bank of the Gaula River made a very comfortable recliner in Norway in June 2015.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Most anglers consider themselves above the petty squabbles that so often erupt in the fly-fishing community, content to let other anglers define the boundaries of the sport for. . .

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