Video: Honeymoon Albies in North Carolina

Back in October, two of our colleagues, Chrissy Penn and Tyler Atkins, got married on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. So what do two serious fishheads do after all the relatives clear out? They go fishing, of course. Here’s a. . .

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Photos: Skipping School for Trout

Written by: Cameron Mortenson, The Fiberglass Manifesto


Orvis Superfine Glass 5-weight, CFO III fly reel, a flat-brim lid, and a smile.
All photos by Cameron Mortenson

As plans were coming together for last week’s fly-fishing film event in Asheville, North Carolina, I figured it would make the day really worthwhile if I spent some time fly fishing while up there. Since my nine-year-old daughter Hadley has been. . .

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Orvis Trout Bum of the Week XXVIII: Dave Hise


Dave Hise says he chased this 34-inch rainbow in an unnamed stream for two years before he landed her.
All photos courtesy Dave Hise

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) This is our second round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XIX: Brown Hobson


Brown Hobson has worked professionally in the Rockies and the Southeast.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) This is our second round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned. . .

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Video: El Arroyo and the Youthful Angler

Here’s a great short video that makes the argument that “you don’t have to be an old dude to fly fish any more.” (When, exactly, did you have to be an old dude?) Austin Leonard is a young snowboarder who also happens to dig fly fishing in the mountains for North Carolina, and he shows off some chops here. Show this one to your kids/grandkids/nieces/nephews.

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