Former colleague Eric Rickstad with a nice brown from the [REDACTED] River in Montana.
Photo by Phil Monahan
A few years ago, Eric Rickstad and I made plans to go to Montana in late April for the Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous. As soon as our travel plans were finalized, Eric started talking . . .
Written by: William G. Tapply
Bill Tapply casting to trout on a Western river.
Photo via williamgtapply.com
Fly fishing can be the best kind of therapy.
It was noontime on that pretty Wednesday in September, and I was sitting on the sofa watching television when Vicki came into the room and stood squarely in front of me. “For heaven’s. . .
Richard Bailey shows off a sweet brown trout.
Photos courtesy Richard Bailey
When I first read those words around fifteen years ago, I could count on one hand the times I had fished. And I’d never tried fly-fishing. Don’t get me wrong. I knew about fly-fishing. I’d seen . . .
Written by: Emily Roley, Taos Fly Shop
Emily shows off a beautiful brown, even if it isn’t the monster she was looking for.
Photo by Ron Sedall
Here is the extent of what I knew about the White River the morning we head east: it is in Arkansas, it is a big tailwater, and it is home to massive brown trout. Of these three facts the most . . .
Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips
Truman Vieth poses with his very first redfish, as Capt. Lucas Bissett smiles proudly.
Photos courtesy Kip Vieth
One of the things that I love most in my life is the Mississippi River. I live on the banks of the Mississippi in Minnesota, not all that far from its source, Lake Itasca. The river is where I call . . .
Written by: Josh Diller
A nice wild brown trout I was able to land during my trip back to my home waters of Pennsylvania.
Photos by Josh Diller
Although I now live and guide in Colorado, I’m originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and this year I spent the holidays with family and friends back East. For some people, such a trip might mean . . .
Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy
The grogeous browns that the river is famous for were more than willing to eat flies.
Photos by Drew Ross
Getting to fish with friends isn’t something I get to do very often, primarily because I fish during the week while most responsible people are at work. But just before Thanksgiving, a buddy called . . .
Written by: Toby Swank, Fins & Feathers Fly Shop
Young Matthew put in the time, under tough conditions, and saw his effort pay off in a big way.
Photos by Toby Swank
It’s day three, and the wind is blowing 20 out of the north–down from 30 to 40 the last two days. The water is dirty, stirred-up by the steady gale deviating from the prevailing norm. The sun is to my . . .
Bill Tapply fishes one of his beloved Montana spring creeks.
Photo via williamgtapply.com
Back when we were just starting out as trout fishermen and couldn’t get enough of it, Art Currier and I would pick the first likely weekend in late March or early April to break our winter famine. We’d . . .
Albie School student Morgan Shulda (center) shares his albie with Capt. Aron Cascone (left) and Cynthia Harkness.
Photos by Tom Rosenbauer
I’ve had a long history with a fish called the little tunny or false albacore. Younger New England fly fishers are amazed that, when I started fly-fishing in salt water in the late 1970s, we did not . . .