Written by: Robert Daniel
Who catches a trout of a lifetime while fishing for something else? That may be the very definition of good luck.
Photo courtesy Robert Daniel
The 28-inch brown in the picture was actually caught when I was carp fishing! It was the last day of the week-long Sweetwater Guide School on the Bighorn River in Montana. I—as well as two other students and Ron Meek, who runs the guide school—had decided to fish for carp in the reservoir above the dam on the Bighorn. We were catching decent carp on cicada dry-fly patterns, and they would take you. . .
Written by: Mike Mazzoni
Mike Mazzoni shows off the spectacular dorsal fin of a Utah grayling.
All photos by Mike Mazzoni
Once again, I find myself enjoying a sort of fly-fishing novelty: targeting arctic grayling, like chasing carp, is often overshadowed by eastern Utah’s superb trout fisheries. Grayling have a special place in my fly fishing memories; while working in Colorado four years ago, I landed an arctic grayling, a rare catch in a fishery known mostly for its. . .
Written by: Tom Evenson, Western ELOG Program Director
Guide Chris Renzullo hoists a fat trophy rainbow that fell for a Hex imitation just before dark.
Photo by Doug Best
The Hex hatch was going off on the Williamson River when my colleague Doug Best and I were traveling through Oregon. The guys from Tailwater Fisheries called and said, “You have to check this out!” We also fished the nearby. . .
Written by John Bleh
Even big trout will throw themselves into the air to catch a meaty dragonfly.
Photo courtesy Rio Manso Lodge
South America has long been famous for its great fishing. Anglers from around the world journey here to catch brown, rainbow, and brook trout, and even landlocked salmon—all introduced at the beginning of the last century. Although there’s plenty of good dry-fly fishing to be found throughout the rivers and lakes of. . .
Josh shows off a beautiful, healthy Madison River brown trout that ate a streamer.
Photo by Tom Evenson
Yesterday, Tom Eveneson and I floated the Madison River with Firehole Ranch head guide Josh Duchateau. We started off drifting nymphs and had some success, catching a few nice rainbows and browns. Then we switched over to streamers in the afternoon, as some. . .
Written by Rowan Nyman
The Henrys Fork at dusk is a place of awe-inspiring beauty.
Photo by Rowan Nyman
It is a busy time in the greater Yellowstone area, as many of the “glory” bugs of summer are making their annual appearance simultaneously and en mass. After a hot summer day spent chasing salmonflies, George Kelly and Alan Muchmore and I headed to the Ranch section of the Henrys Fork, to attempt to fish the elusive. . .
Dave hoists an Indo-Pacific Permit, also known as the snub-nosed pompano.
All photos by Christiaan Pretorius
Orvis vice chairman Dave Perkins and his wife Nancy Mackinnon recently took a trip to St Brandon’s Atoll off Mauritius, where they were hosted by FlyCastaway. As you can see, they had an. . .
Check the amazing colors on this North Platte cutthroat.
Photo courtesy Scott Graham
Scott Graham of North Park Anglers in Walden, Colorado sent us this great shot, along with a note: . . .
This big striper exploded on a baitfish fly just a few feet off Capt. Aron Cascone’s rod tip.
All photos by Sandy Hays
I spent last week on vacation on the coast of Rhode Island, sharing a big beach house with a bunch of high-school buddies and their families. It was a spectacular time, and I even got to sneak off for a day of fishing, along with one of those old friends, photographer Sandy Hays. Months earlier, Capt. Aron Cascone had invited me to check out his unique flats fishery on Ninigret Pond, a tidal estuary in Charlestown, so I decided to. . .
Written by: Tom Evenson, Orvis Western ELOG Director
Thomas Schneider makes an important point during the meeting.
Photo by Tom Evenson
I recently had to talk a little business with the owner of Colorado’s Sunrise Anglers, Thomas Schneider. It was nice out, so we took our lunch meeting to Bear Creek, a small stream that runs through the town of. . .