During the course of our #WesternTroutChallenge series, I’ve spent a lot of time in great fly shops across the West. While I do my best to make it a genuine give-and-take, I have to admit I generally walk away with a lot more than I can offer (generally only . . .
The St. Joe River–located in the Idaho Panhandle’s St. Joe National Forest–is a 140-mile-long protected river system and according to the U.S. Forest Service, it’s one of the highest navigable rivers in the world, with a mouth elevation of just over 2,000 feet. . . .
Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly
Silver Creek guide Taite Pearson has stopped his rod high and then pulled back the tip to remove the slack.
Photos by George Daniel
Trout streams are like humans: every one has a different personality. Some are overly friendly, and some would like to kick you in the head. Idaho’s Silver Creek is often the latter. The key is to . . .
Let me say right up front that this is one of my favorite fly-fishing films of all time. And that’s saying something. As curator of the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, I probably watch more . . .
Phoebe Bean with a gorgeous Bitterroot brown caught last fall.
Photo courtesy Fiona Bean
Phoebe Bean was an intern here at Orvis in the fall or 2014, and she has written a bunch of posts for this blog. (Scroll to the bottom for a full list.) As you’ll read, she caught the fly-fishing bug. . .
Reel Women’s Jennifer Cornell shows off a gorgeous Patagonia brown trout.
Photos courtesy Jennifer Cornell
Jennifer Cornell is a co-owner of Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures, a guiding operation run by women anglers. (Her partner is Lori-Ann Murphy.) From June through October, Jennifer. . .
Written by: Andrew Thomas, Picabo Angler
Whitney Holts is all smiles, as she shows off a very meaningful Idaho steelhead.
Photos by Andrew Thomas
In March, I proposed to my girlfriend of six years, Whitney, on the banks of the Salmon River in Idaho. I had been telling her for some time–only partly tongue-in-cheek–that she would get a . . .
Written by: Hannah Perkins
Hannah Perkins with a gorgeous spring creek cutthroat.
Photo courtesy Hannah Perkins
When I first started fishing without anyone to tie on my flies or anyone showing me where to cast and when to mend, my mission was to just catch one fish on my own. Any fish would do. When that became a reality, fishing became a. . .
Writteh by: by John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters
Young Dawson rocked the cutthroats all day.
Photo by John Herzer
I took a half day off and ran over to Idaho with my son, Dawson. (You may remember his video lesson on double-hauling a couple of years ago.) He caught a pile of cutties, and I pinned. . .
Written by: Jaason Pruett, The Lodge at Palisades Creek
The South Fork of the Snake is an extremely productive fishery, offering native Snake River cutthroats, rainbows, cutt-bows, and browns. We often catch fish over 20 inches, but most. . .