Pictures of the Day: High-Country Alberta Cutthroats

Written by: Dave Jensen, Fly Fish Alberta


Amelia Jensen hikes up to a small alpine lake for some R&R.
Photo by Dave Jensen

Given the water conditions were a little high and muddy closer to home, and given that we were spent from five weeks of hard work at our lodge, Fortress Lake Retreat, it was time for my wife, Amelia, and me to take a. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Accidental Bull Trout

Written by: Evan Williams


A first bull trout for Evan Williams was a surprise catch on a dry fly.
Photo by Evan Williams

I went to the South Fork of the Boise with Ryan William as soon as we heard that it was open. We wanted to put eyes on the water and see how the river had changed, and in some cases it was like learning a new river. Ryan had just recently acquired a Helios and. . .

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Photos of the Day: Trophies West and East


They’re not the biggest steelhead, but California “half-pounders” put up a great fight.
Photos courtesy Shawn Combs

Orvis product developer Shawn Combs was on a business trip to Northern California last week, where got the chance to test some. . .

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Fish Story: The Third-Try Brown Trout

Written by: Dan from Albuquerque


Persistence paid off for Dan, as he was able to tempt this beauty three separate times during a single day.
Photo by Dan from Albuquerque

Northern New Mexico went into a winter storm warning last weekend, but it didn’t officially start until noon on Saturday so I figured I could get some fishing in before the weather hit. I decided to fish the Rio Chama to see if I could find some post-spawn browns lurking around the. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Salty Fresh Oregon Chinook Salmon


This chrome Chinook fell for a size 6 Clouser Minnow and put Marz’s 10-weight H2 to the test.
Photo courtesy Brian Marz

Orvis-endorsed Oregon guide Brian Marz, who is now also the Fishing Manager at Orvis Portland Store, send in this picture of a beautiful king salmon, clearly fresh from the salt, taken on a Beaver State coastal river. Marz estimates that the fish was just under 20 pounds.

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Photo of the Day: A Rogue Brown Trout in Michigan


Michigan’s Rogue River, a tributary of the Grand, is well known for its fall brown-trout fishing.
Photo courtesy Scott Ribitch

Blog reader Scott Ribitch sent in this photo along with a description: “This beautiful brown trout was holed up in a deep pool and took my egg fly on the Rogue River in Rockford, Michigan.”

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Photos of the Day: Searching for a Trophy Cutthroat on Flat Creek

Written by: Andy Bennett


After months of trying, the author finally landed the Flat Creek cutthroat he’d been after.
Photo by Andy Bennett

There are those that say cutthroats are easy to fool and poor fighters, but I’m guessing those people have not fished Flat Creek on the National Elk Refuge outside of Jackson, Wyoming. This (spring-like) creek holds. . .

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Photo of the Day: An Old “Junk” Split-Cane Rod Comes Good

Written by: Norm Willis


Norm Willis with a gorgeous 23-incher that was the first fish he ever caught on his “junk shop” split-cane rod.
Photo courtesy Norm Willis

On June 21st, 2013 while fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico, I decided to use my 71+-year-old Orvis “Manchester” non-impregnated split-cane rod (serial #0516). I found this three-tip beauty in a. . .

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Photos of the Day: Dream Stream Brown Trout

Written by: Rick Bayley


This brown trout probably followed the kokanees on their spawning run.
Photo courtesy Rick Bayley

Thought I’d send you pictures of a couple of trout I caught on the Dream Stream [the South Platte between Spinney and Elevenmile Reservoirs in Colorado] on October 7. Earlier, in the Summer, I was guided by. . .

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