Photo of the Day: San Marcos Monster


They say everything’s bigger in Texas, right?
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

This beauty was caught a few days ago by Griffin Douthitt, a student at the University of Texas, caught this gorgeous bass on the San Marcos River in Central Texas during a float trip with his dad and. . .

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Photos: Why Guides Love the Off Season

Written by Josh Berry


The author caught this fine brown trout on a “guide’s holiday” on the Gallatin River.
All photos courtesy Lone Mountain Ranch

As summer comes to a close here in southwestern Montana, I am finding myself with substantially more free time than I have had over the past couple months. Luckily, some of big browns in the Gallatin are. . .

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Photos of the Day: A Colorado Grand Slam

Written by Will Long


An unexpected catch on a brook-trout stream—a gorgeous Colorado River Cutthroat.
All photos courtesy Will Long

[Editor’s note: Blog reader Will Long sent in these great photos and the story behind them, about a trip to Colorado to see his family and to catch wild trout. Click here to learn how to submit your own photos and stories.]

I recently took a trip up to Lake City, Colorado, to visit my family. They moved there six years ago, while I stayed behind in San Antonio, Texas. I have fished all my life, but it wasn’t until. . .

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Photos of the Day: Deerfield River Browns and ‘Bows


A friend told Chuck about his secret spot, which yielded this beautiful rainbow, one of three on the day.
All photos by Chuck

Blog reader Chuck—who hails from Shelburne, Massachusetts—sent in these four photos of great fish he caught recently on the Deerfield River, a tailwater in the northwestern part of the. . .

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The Labrador Project, Dispatch #2: The Sounds of Being Alone in the Wilderness

Written by: Aimee Eaton Aimee Eaton is all smiles as she shows off a George River brook trout. All photos by Carter Davidson [Editor’s Note: Aimee Eaton is sending periodic updates from an eight-day adventure through the heart of northeastern Labrador, following portions of the historic Hubbard expedition, in pursuit of native trophy brook trout … Continue reading “The Labrador Project, Dispatch #2: The Sounds of Being Alone in the Wilderness”

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The Quest for a Monster Carp Comes True

Written by Joey Paxman


Joey Paxman’s quest for a 20-pound carp in downtown Minneapolis finally came to an end last week.
Photo courtesy Joey Paxman

[Editor’s Note: Blog reader Joey Paxman sent in this killer photo and the story behind it this weekend. I love how all the elements come together to complete the saga and result in a great image that any angler would cherish.]

The first carp that I ever witnessed being caught with hook and a line was on a small bass pond near my mother’s house in Redding, California. I was spending the last hour of light throwing poppers to eager 12- to-15 inch largemouths, when a young boy showed up on. . .

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Photo Essay: Writers’ Retreat at Orvis and in the Catskills


Some of the biggest names in the fly-fishing press—of both the online and “dead tree” variety—get ready
to tour the Orvis Rod Shop in manchester, Vermont. How many can you name?
All photos by Brian O’Keefe

Last week, Orvis hosted a large group of fly-fishing writers, editors, and photographers for a few days of meetings and a tour of the Rod Shop, followed by a trip to the Catskills to wet a line. One of the great things about this business is. . .

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Photos of the Day: Trout Fishing in Greece?


This beautiful native Greek brown needs protection from poachers.
Photo by Dimitri

I received a fascinating email from a Greek angler named Dimitri today.This is interesting for two reasons: 1. I’ve never met a Greek fly fisherman, although I assumed they existed, and 2. I’ve never seen photos of Greek trout or rivers. Here’s Dimitri’s account of his fly-fishing world. (I have edited for clarity.): . . .

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Orvis News Readers’ Photos, Volume I


The size 18 Yellow Humpy was on fire for Mike Hamline on Chalk Creek, outside Buena Vista, Colorado.
Photo by Mike Hamline

On Monday, I posted about how you can send in your photos to appear on the Orvis News, and I’ve already received some great submissions. I’ll post some readers’ photos as singles, others in batches, or however else seems appropriate. A few of these had been. . .

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