A Father’s Legacy in the Remote Maine Woods

Written by: Matt J. Libby, Libby Camps


Matt P. Libby shows off a gorgeous Maine landlocked salmon.
Photo via Facebook

What do you say about growing up with a living legend? I say that a little in jest, but it’s true. Orvis lifetime achievement award, Legendary Maine Guide Award, Maine Tourism Hall of Fame . . .

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Photos: An Amazing First-Time Steelhead

A couple weeks ago, a father hired me to guide him, his wife, his daughter, and her husband. The father and mother had fished 30 years ago, and the the other couple had never picked up a rod before. At this point in the season, I had planned to take them. . .

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Photos and Story: The Wyoming Two Fly Tournament

Last week I, had the opportunity to participate in the Two Fly Foundation’s annual fundraising fly-fishing tournament in Wyoming. Originally formed to promote corporate philanthropy by companies operating in the Cowboy State, the . . .

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Spring Bonanza on Lake Powell

Nestled between the Arizona and Utah boaders, Lake Powell is the country’s second-largest man-made reservoir, behind Lake Mead. It was created by the Glen Canyon Dam–yes, the same dam responsible for such famous trout spots as Horseshoe Bend . . .

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Classic Tuesday Tip: Learning to Love Ugly Flies

Written by: John McKinnie


The Madison River trout didn’t seem to mind that Elliot’s pattern wasn’t perfect.
Photo by John McKinnie

I have a problem to admit: I have become a fly snob! The more time I spend fly fishing, the more concerned I have become with the aesthetic appeal of fly patterns. I believe that I developed. . .

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Story and Photos: You Never Forget Your First Love


A native Vermont brook trout caught from a stream flowing out of the Green Mountains.
Photo by Phil Monahan

The first brook trout I ever saw was about three inches long, little bigger than a baitfish really. But the memory of that vision—of that glittering flash of color and light—remains sharply etched in my . . .

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