Pro Tips: Catch More False Albacore with Topwater Flies

Written by: Capt. Gordon Churchill


The author shows off a gorgeous little tunny, which ate a Crease Fly.
Photos courtesy Capt. Gordon Churchill

If you’re a fly fisherman, then you love seeing fish eat your flies, like when you’re casting dry flies for trout or poppers for bass. And sight-fishing for bonefish is considered one of the more exciting . . .

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The Keys to Winter Redfishing in North Carolina

Written by: Gordon Churchill


Emerson proudly shows off a winter redfish landed by his dad, Chris.
Photos by Gordon Churchill

My iPhone weather app said it was 30 degrees when I left the house. I was meeting Chris Ellis and his seven-year-old son, Emerson, in an out-of-the-way North Carolina town near an out-of-the . . .

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Photos: Sydney’s Green River Brook Trout


You’d have a big smile, too, if you’d landed this beauty.
Photos by Brian Housinger 

Thirteen-year-old Sydney Housinger sent us these great photos via Instagram because she was so excited by her catch. Fishing with her dad last week on the Green River–south of Asheville, . . .

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Photos: False Albacore and More Off North Carolina

Written by: Connor Tapscott


These little rockets will get you into your backing in seconds.
Photos by Connor Tapscott

I clenched the salty, cork handle of my rod anxiously as we sped off toward the sight of splashing on the horizon. The water bubbled with small fish being pushed toward the ocean’s surface and . . .

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Video: “Jewel of the Smokies” Trailer #1

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I love nothing more than chasing native brook trout in the mountain streams of the Green Mountains of Vermont near Orvis HQ. Here’s a beautiful . . .

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Video: Summer Brookies in North Carolina

We post a lot of amazing fish (see yesterday’s 32.5-inch Alaskan rainbow), but we all know that fly-fishing is about more than size. This great video from Folkus Media drives that point home, as . . .

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