Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 09.13.23

Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted some of the problems facing trout populations in southwestern Montana, especially on the Big Hole. Writing in the New York Times, Jim Robbins does a deep dive into the situation, talking to Wade Fellin of . . .

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Podcast: Louisiana Redfish Secrets, with Capt. Pete Scafaru

Capt. Pete Scafaru is a new Orvis-endorsed guide in New Orleans (he’s not new at guiding, just new to the Orvis program), and he shares his vast experience on what to expect at different times of the season, how to present the fly, and how to target redfish . . .

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Classic Video: Bulls on Top

You might want to close your office door before watching this, or your shouts of “Whoa!” and “Holy *#%$!” might bother your coworkers. Guide David Mangum has put together some. . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.25.21

Under the right conditions–especially in deep water–redfish will attack flies on or near the surface, producing exciting follows and explosive takes. It’s a hit-or-miss game with lots of missed connections, but it’s the most visually . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Strip Set

Setting the hook on saltwater species–or when you’re fishing a streamer for any big fish–requires a hard strip set. The bane of saltwater guides around the world is the dread “trout set,” in which . . .

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Photos and Story: Redfish at the Other End of the Mississippi

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips

Truman Vieth poses with his very first redfish, as Capt. Lucas Bissett smiles proudly.
Photos courtesy Kip Vieth

One of the things that I love most in my life is the Mississippi River. I live on the banks of the Mississippi in Minnesota, not all that far from its source, Lake Itasca. The river is where I call . . .

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Photos: Matthew and “El Rojo Toro”

Written by: Toby Swank, Fins & Feathers Fly Shop

Young Matthew put in the time, under tough conditions, and saw his effort pay off in a big way.
Photos by Toby Swank

It’s day three, and the wind is blowing 20 out of the north–down from 30 to 40 the last two days. The water is dirty, stirred-up by the steady gale deviating from the prevailing norm. The sun is to my . . .

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Photos: A Free Pass for Redfish on the Louisiana Marsh

Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy

Nothing beats a great sight-fishing day on the marsh south of New Orleans.
Photos by Scott Myers

My wife and her best friend took the kids on a weekend trip, leaving me free to get on the water. So I called a buddy in New Orleans, and we made a tentative plan to hit the marsh over the . . .

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