Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips
That big smile suggests that this youngster is hooked for life.
Photos by Kip Vieth
This is the year. You‘ve been thinking about exposing a kid to the wonderful sport of fly fishing, and you’ve decided that he or she is ready. What better way to do it than to take them on a guided . . .
Written by: Paul Fersen
Who needs a trout when a creek chub can elicit a smile like that?
Photo of Brennon Hill by Jon Hill
For those of us who love fishing, very few things engender more passion in our lives—with the exception of our children. Our children become the center of our universe the moment they. . .
In honor of Father’s Day–and since Tom is still out on the road-we’ve pulled a popular show from the archives on how to teach young people how to fly fish. Tom should be back next week with your questions. . . .
As the end of the school year approaches, we hope that many fly fishers are taking the time to teach a youngster to cast. One sure way to discourage a young would-be fly caster, though, is to get bogged . . .
Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly
George Daniel’s kids solved their strike-detection problems by switching to brightly colored flies.
Photo by George Daniel
The heavy rainfall on my home waters last summer left me two options: head north to fish the mountain streams, or deal with the high water. I’m happy to do either one. Normally, I would have been fishing for smallmouths at that time of year, but the . . .
In the summer of 2018, I traveled to northeastern Saskatchewan to Wollaston Lake Lodge to fish for big northern pike. (See “Armed to the Teeth.”) At dinner on the first night, we met our tablemate, a woman named Mary Pettigrew, . . .
July 2020 marked the first ever all girls Lillard Fly Fishing Expedition. Plans had been made, permits procured, girls signed up, and then, you guessed it, Coronavirus happened. Some new plans and precautions had to be drawn up, and the trip . . .
Here’s an absolutely gorgeous video about a man’s love for his home water and his desire to share the magic with the next generation–his daughter, Amelia. Paul Weiss does a great job of . . .
Written by: Kaitlin Barnhart
Few things are more rewarding than sharing your passion for the outdoors with your kids.
Photo by Kyla Kulp
I held the stamped envelope, full of spring soccer sign up forms, in the mail slot for a few seconds before letting go—committing to a spring of weekend plans. Sure, I can stand in a river in the . . .
A good friend’s son has wanted to learn to fly fish for over a year. Last weekend, while I was out in my kayak, I came a cross a giant Hex hatch that had the bream feeding like crazy. It was a . . .