Top Posts of 2013, #8: Persistence Pays Off with Sheepshead


Sometimes youngsters don’t know how difficult something is, so they try anyway. . .and succeed.
Photo courtesy Van Dodgen

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 #8, in which a young angler managers to catch a. . .

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Photos of the Day: Of Muskies and Men

Written by: Dan Davala


One toothy grin deserves another.
Photo by Matt Miles

This past Tuesday, my good friend Trent Jones and I had the opportunity to chase some Virginia muskies with Orvis-endorsed Guide Matt Miles. While Matt guides clients for everything from trout to stripers, hunting down these toothy “river monsters” with a fly rod is his favorite challenge. You can tell it really gets his blood pumping. This was our second time fishing with. . .

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Photo of the Day: Heavy Metal Pike on the Helios 2

Written by: Daniel Göz


Though this small, contaminated lake is in the middle of an industrial complex, it’s home to beautiful pike.
Photo by Daniel Göz 

My long time friend Freddy and I had decided to give the brand new 6-weight Helios 2 a test by providing her a nice first fish. For this, we went to a small lake, which sits right in the middle of a. . .

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Fish Story: Chasing Marbles in Slovenia

Written by: Dave Danley, Falcons Ledge


This beautiful, 20-inch marble trout sports red spots, as they do in certain watersheds.
Photo courtesy Dave Danley

In September 2010, my wife and I had the rare opportunity to travel to Slovenia. This was the culmination of many years of dreaming and researching about this country and its endemic. . .

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