Photos: Where the Wild Things Are

Written by: Drew Nisbet, Fishing Manager of Orvis Buffalo


Catching native trout in a small stream where they are adapted to the environment is a special experience.
Photos by Drew Nisbet

It starts in an alder swamp, where cold spring water bubbles up from the ground. Dense, nearly impenetrable thickets of buttonbush and winterberry holly shade black, organic rich mineral . . .

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Photo of the Day: Hail Mary Steelhead

Written by: Kubie Brown


Tough conditions caused a change of tactics, which paid off for Kubie.
Photo courtesy Kubie Brown

I headed to New York’s Salmon River last week, hoping to land a few steelhead to kill the winter blues. When I got there, I found that the river had risen quickly overnight and that the day . . .

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Video: Chasing Western (New York) Steel

Here’s a cool video from Avery Wrubleski that offers a peek into the steelheading scene of far western New York State, along the shore of Lake Erie. While it’s not much like the fabled . . .

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Video: A Sewer Runs Through It

Earlier this week, I wrote about a small stream that had suffered from years of neglect and industrial pollution yet still provided some magical fishing experiences. (See “The Trout. . .

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Photo of the Day: Pikezilla in Upstate New York

Written by: Kubie Brown


The lakes of the Adirondacks hold some big northern pike.
Photo courtesy Kubie Brown

My brother and I took our annual adventure to the Adirondack Mountains, hunting for spring pike. It was cold and windy, and the fishing was slow. Though we both caught a few smaller. . .

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Video: Upstate Fly, Episode 1

Here’s a beautiful short video from Upstate New York filmed by Sean Molloy, featuring some truly lovely cinematography. From the early shot of a stick in the water keeping time with the music, . . .

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