Classic Fly-Fishing Story: “The Lesson”

Written by: Michael Doty


Merrill Tode and her Dad, Keith, proudly display her first trout. (See their story here.)
Photo by Keith Tode

[Michael Doty posted this story to the Orvis Facebook page out of the blue, and I enjoyed it so much that I asked if we could post it here. I’m sure you’ll find it as rewarding as I did.]

Sometimes you see angels in the strangest places. It was April 4, 2015, and I had gotten onto the North Mills River in North Carolina about mid-morning, along with several hundred other. . .

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Video: 2015 Fish Reel from North Georgia

I got a great comment from a young man named Sam Mothner, pointing me to a video that he and his friends had posted on Youtube. Regular readers of the blog know that few things get us. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LIII: Will Lillard


Will Lillard’s (right) guiding career focuses on introducing youngsters to fly fishing and a life outdoors.
All photos courtesy Will Lillard

Will Lillard is the man behind Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions (LFFE), an adventure education company specializing in wilderness fly-fishing trips for adolescents. Check out his great post. . .

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