Written and photographed by: Nick Swingle
The beautiful browns of the Gunnison Gorge were like icing on the cake of this incredible trip.
The temperature is unseasonably warm, even for western Colorado. We wait in the shade, knowing the hike ahead will offer ample opportunity for sun and sweat. We pass the time nervously with last-minute Macgyvering of our packs and . . .
Written by: Derek Draplin
Trout in the Aloha State? Sure, but you have to work for them.
Photos by Derek Draplin
Last year, hundreds of thousands of tourists filed through the scenic lookouts over Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, also called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Few of those tourists likely realized that non-native rainbow trout call the canyon’s small streams and . . .
Written by: William G. Tapply
Bill Tapply shows off a fat Labrador brook trout.Photos courtesy Vicki Stiefel
It was a typical August morning in Labrador—gray sky, cold drizzle, wind chill somewhere around freezing. In the afternoon, the clouds would blow away and the sun would come out and the. . .
Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Sporting Travel Program Manager for Orvis Adventures
This gorgeous permit was feeding off the back of a ray and was very particular about pattern.
Photo by Christiaan Pretorius
A few years ago, we posted about Orvis Adventures customer Bob Cosgriff catching a permit of a lifetime on the outer islands of the Bahamas. Bob is obsessed with the species and spends countless hours in pursuit of shots at these elusive game fish. . . .
The author fulfilled his Alaskan dream with a little help from his Instagram friends.
Photos by Mario Guel
Since I was a child, I have dreamed of visiting Alaska. When I was six years old, in 1986, I played a video game called, “King Salmon,” in which you’d troll on the Kenai River and catch giant king salmon—some over 100 pounds! I loved it. Then in . . .
Casting mouse flies at night for big browns can result in savage strikes from big browns.
Photo by Drew Nisbet, Fishing Manager of Orvis Buffalo
Went to the Boneyard yesterday afternoon. Big yellow stoneflies in the air. First time I’ve ever seen them flying around at the Farmington. Hooked and lost a (seeming) mega on a yellow stonefly . . .
The bull trout of the Birkenhead aren’t huge, but they are beautiful and feisty.
Photos by Reece Fowler
There’s a trip in every fly fishers’ life that’s just that little bit more memorable than all others. Sometimes it’s a result of the number or size of fish caught. Sometimes it’s a result of banter with your fishing buddies or down to the . . .
Written by: David Coggins
The author relaxes on the Madison River with his favorite low-brow midday beverage.
Photo courtesy David Coggins
One of my most beloved angling traditions is the lunchtime beer. The midpoint of a float trip is largely an excuse to open a can of Miller Lite. If the morning has been a good one, then it’s a well-earned celebration. If the fishing . . .
Written by: Katie Burgert, Fish Untamed
Colorado’s golden trout are hard to find and access, but they offer a gorgeous reward for the effort.
Photos by Katie Burgert
Last summer, while my friend Ali and I were fishing for tiger trout, she asked me a seemingly insignificant question: “Have you ever caught a golden trout?” The answer was no, and I had never really put much more . . .
Baptiste had come a long way to catch such a stunning fish on a mouse pattern.
Photo by Devon Carr
As fly fishers, we often believe that we deserve a fish. Perhaps you deserve that fish because you made so many great casts and drifts. or you believe that your bad luck is due to run out. This . . .