Photos: Sisters on the Water and a Father’s Pride

Written by: Matthew Calderaro,  Soca Cowboy


Sophia (left) shows off a fine rainbow, netted by her sister, Michaela.
Photos by Matthew Calderaro

As a father, you can only dream your children will follow in your footsteps and love the things you love. In my house, fly fishing is not a hobby. It is my life, it is my business, and it is my identity. . . .

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Photos: Bentley’s Brown and Unique Hero Shot

Written by: Spencer Higa


No standard grip-and-grins for Bentley. He wants a real hero shot with his brown trout.
Photos courtesy Spencer Higa

Six-year-old Bentley is just learning to fly-fish, and he and his mom went looking for trout on the Lower Provo River here in Utah. Bentley ended up landing this sweet brown, but he wanted . . .

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Colorado Lodge Seeks to Spark Fly-Fishing Passion in the Next Generation


Introducing a kid to fly fishing can be a magical experience, and the start of a lifetime on the water.
Photo courtesy Simon Perkins

The sporting community spends a lot time thinking about ways to get the next generation involved, and fly fishers are no exception. Although we have seen a pretty good youth movement in . . .

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Photos: Like Mother Like Daughters


Ayden (left) allowed her little sister to do the release honors.
Photo by Dylan Tucker

The bright sun brought the salmonflies out on the lower Blackfoot River in early June, and we managed to get just ahead of the hatch to find some very eager trout on big dries. After my. . .

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Photos: Father-Son Time in Idaho

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. . .

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Video: “Trico Summer” in Pennsylvania

Regular readers of this blog know how much I love to see the young’uns getting out on the water. This morning, fifteen-year-old Andrew Dang sent me a link to his new video, along with a. . .

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