Photos: The Brown Drakes Are Here!

Written by: Phoebe Bean


The author with a feisty, hard-fighting brown trout.

The craze at Silver Creek surrounding the famous brown-drake hatch has begun. Although there are many fantastic aquatic insect hatches in the West, the brown drake is hard to beat, and. . .

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Fish Story: An Unmanned, Fish-Catching Helios 2

Written by: Paul Stauffer


Paul Stauffer poses with a pair of rainbows caught while he was holding onto his Helios 2.
Photo by Randall Stauffer

I have a good story for you involving the Orvis Helios 2 rod you gave me a couple of years ago. My grandson, Randall, and I floated the Warm River to Ashton stretch of the Henry’s Fork a week. . .

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Video: 800 Miles Home

This looks like a pretty fantastic trip for steelhead on Idaho’s Salmon River for the anglers of Wild Trout Productions. Check out these numbers: . . .

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Photos: Winter Fishing On Silver Creek

Written by Phoebe Bean


It took a while, but Phoebe finally got the skunk off, both figuratively and literally.
All photos by Phoebe Bean

I have slowly come to realize how spoiled I was in Vermont while working for Orvis. Putting aside all of the other awesome aspects of my job, I was able to fish nearly every day, due to the. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XL: Todd Tanner


Todd Tanner cradles a remarkable Dean River steelhead.
All photos courtesy Todd Tanner

Todd Tanner is a freelance writer and former fly-fishing guide whose work can be seen in every issue of Sporting Classics (in which he writes a column), as well as a host of other sporting publications. A native of New York State, Todd now lives in Bigfork, Montana, where he also

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