Photo of the Day: Going Dutch for Big Pike


That’s a gorgeous pike that surely put a good bend in Kelvin Leenheer’s 10-weight.
Photo courtesy Kelvin Leenheer

I got a Facebook message the other day from Dutch angler Kelvin Leenheer. He’s one of the hundreds of Facebook friends I have whom I’ve never actually met, and it’s cool to have killer images like this just appear on my screen out of nowhere. Here’s the message that came with the photo: . . .

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Photos and a Story: Winter Wonderland in Colorado

Written by: Will Long


Will Long ended his angling year with a 22-inch Colorado brown trout.
All photos courtesy Will Long

[Editor’s Note: Blog reader Will Long sent in this story and accompanying photos about how he ended his angling year in southwestern Colorado.]

So living in South Texas, I don’t often get to experience true winter fishing. We occasionally have some cold days down on my home river, the Guadalupe, but nothing like what the states north of. . .

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Photos of the Day: Two Once-in-a-Lifetime Brown Trout in New Zealand


It’s hard to believe that this beast was the smaller of the two to come from the same tailout.
Photo by Dave Jensen

On our second-to-last day of this year’s New Zealand trip, Amelia and I decided to head way south on the South Island. We committed to doing a serious day of driving and bush bashing, and that’s exactly wha. . .

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Photos of the Day: Getting Schooled on Louisiana Redfish

Written by: Peter Kutzer


This is one of the best reasons to leave Vermont in the winter.
Photo by Dave Yoder

Let’s face it, guides know more than you about fishing. Get over it. Ego in fishing is something that should be kept in check. This is something that was really driven home on my last trip to. . .

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Photo of the Day: British Columbia Steel

Written by: Pierrot Bernier


That is a seriously healthy, wild steelhead from a northern BC river.
Photo courtesy Pierrot Bernier

I recently got my hands on a 9-foot 10-weight Helios 2 and was planning on using it for saltwater on a trip down south this winter. Unfortunately that was still months away, so I brought the rod with me on a. . .

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Photo of the Day: Another Kid Gets Hooked

Written by: Kip Veith, Wildwood Float Trips


Ryan is all smiles, as he shows off his first smallie on a popper..
Photo by Kip Veith

Last summer, I had the pleasure of guiding Blake Lacher and his nephew Ryan Moran. These are the trips that I have come to appreciate as a guide. I talk constantly about leaving a legacy to the sport, and Blake is the. . .

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Photo of the Day: Home-for-the-Holidays Rainbow


Forrest Dorsey shows off a Christmastime rainbow trout from the South Platte.
Photo by Pat Dorsey

Famed Colorado guide Pat Dorsey sent in this great photo of his son, who caught a sweet rainbow on a size 18 egg pattern. Pat wrote, “It’s great to have my oldest son, Forrest, home for. . .

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Top Posts of 2013, #3: Photos of the Day—Beware the Cannibal Browns!

Written by: Doc Thompson, High Country Angler


Hey look: A nice trout right against the bank!
All photos by Doc Thompson

During this first full week of 2014, we’re counting down the Top 10 Posts of 2013. (Although, since the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival is almost always the most-read post of each week, we’ll disqualify the F5 from this contest.) We’ll repost two of the Top 10 per day, leading up to our announcement of the most-read post, on Friday afternoon. So stay tuned all week to see what resonated most with Orvis Fly Fishing readers last year. Here’s #3, which focuses on. . .

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