Photos of the Day: Brookies and Tigers and Catfish, Oh My!

Written by: Stu Thompson


Stu with a sweet catfish, taken on the DDH Leech.
All photos courtesy Stu Thompson

I’ve had not too bad a year. The fishing in Manitoba was unreal, as anglers were catching big browns, rainbows, brookies, tigers, and all the other types of fish we have.

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Trading Secrets with a Bass Master, Plus a Chrome Surprise


Tom admires a fine Lake St. Clair smallmouth caught in fairly cold water.
Photo courtesy JP DeRose, Breaking Boundaries

Yesterday, I was on Lake St. Clair—just outside of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario—and it was cold, rainy, and windy with water temperatures in the high 40s. If someone had asked me last week if this would. . .

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Photo of the Day: Possibly the Biggest Rainbow Trout Ever Caught in Missouri


At 31 inches long, Mark Clemishire’s trout was a fish of a lifetime.
Photo courtesy Mark Clemishire

Angler Mark Clemishire sent us these photos today of a monstrous rainbow trout he caught on Missouri’s Lake Taneycomo tailwater last Saturday. Clemishire, who hails from Skiatook, Oklahoma, was fishing with guide Brett Rader when they spotted a huge fish cruising in just two feet of water. Clemishire got in about. . .

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Gear Review: The New Orvis Helios 2 Switch Rod

Written by: Reid Baker, Freestone Outfitters


The Helios 2 Switch Rod in action, swinging for summer-run steelhead.
All photos by Reid Baker

[Editor’s note: Don’t forget to enter our Helios 2 Switch Rod giveaway, which has just three days left.]

Having spent the last several years being enamored with two-handed fly rods—and in particular using them for chasing anadromous fish in the Pacific Northwest—I have cast a wide variety of rods in a variety of sizes and settings. I was drawn to. . .

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Photos of the Day: Ted Williams and Fly Fishing

Since the Red Sox achieved a historic World Series victory at Fenway Park last night, I figured it was a good time to post some images of perhaps the greatest player ever to don the uniform in Boston, Ted Williams. The Splendid Splinter was quite the outdoorsman, and he had a particular love of. . .

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Essay: This Is One Kid Who Knows What Fly Fishing Is All About

Written by Max Harkness, age 12


Max Harkness caught this trout at Orvis Sandanona last spring.
Photo courtesy Cynthia Harkness

[Editor’s Note: Proud mom Cynthia Harkness—who works at the Orvis store in Dedham, Massachusetts—sent in this great story, written by her 12-year-old son Max for his first writing assignment for the 6th-grade English class. We present Max’s work here, . . .

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Photos of the Day: Young Guns and Big Rainbows


Miles Oliver caught this beautiful Pennsylvania rainbow his first time fly fishing.
Photo courtesy Miles Oliver

We received a couple of photos of young anglers and big fish this week, so I thought I’d pair them up. It’s great to see the next generation getting excited about. . .

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