Video: A Spring Day in Cheeseman Canyon

Max Rhulen is a young man from Colorado who obviously loves being outdoors, whether he’s mountain biking, skiing, hunting, or fly fishing. In this video, he and a friend head. . .

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Essay: This Is One Kid Who Knows What Fly Fishing Is All About

Written by Max Harkness, age 12


Max Harkness caught this trout at Orvis Sandanona last spring.
Photo courtesy Cynthia Harkness

[Editor’s Note: Proud mom Cynthia Harkness—who works at the Orvis store in Dedham, Massachusetts—sent in this great story, written by her 12-year-old son Max for his first writing assignment for the 6th-grade English class. We present Max’s work here, . . .

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Atlanta-Based Organization Teaches City Kids to Fly Fish


Wilder’s program teaches life lessons through fishing.
Photo courtesy FISH Inc

Growing up, Malik Wilder fell in love with fishing. Thanks to the influence of his father, Malik learned to fish on the Rahway River in New Jersey, chasing anything and everything with fins. Those fishing lessons, he says, provided him with a solid foundation of patience and respect, and instilled in him a. . .

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Photo of the Day: Maya’s First Salmon


7-year-old Maya proudly displays her first two sockeye salmon.
Photo by Glenn Cain

How soon should kids learn to fish? Take a page from Glenn Cain’s playbook! Glenn sent us the following message as well as this great photo of his budding angler: . . .

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Photos of the Day: Lena’s Lunker


It may not be as pretty as a brown trout, but Lena looks mighty happy to have landed such a brute.
Photo by Martin Turek

Proud father Martin Turek sent in these photos, along with the story behind them:

My daughter Lena caught this sucker on the Manistee River (below Tippy Dam) while trying for the brown trout that where in position to steal some eggs. She was using my new. . .

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