Photos of the Day: Hopper Time for Big Browns

Written by: Evan Williams


Now that’s the way you end a day of fishing, on your last hopper imitation.
Photo by Evan Williams

Hopper season is upon us here in Idaho/Oregon, and it seems that the fish have a personal vendetta against these terrestrials. They were hitting these bugs with such force and aggression that I had to change my fly multiple times because they were rendered. . .

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Video: Sweet Dreams of Oregon Trout

Dang. The folks at Outside Bend Productions have been busy. Not only do they get a video in last week’s Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, but they follow it up with another killer production on Sunday night. This one answers the question: When stuck in a hotel room during a business trip to Los Angeles, what does a city-bound fly fisher dream of? Home waters, of course.

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Photo Essay: Catching the West Coast Hex Hatch

Written by: Tom Evenson, Western ELOG Program Director


Guide Chris Renzullo hoists a fat trophy rainbow that fell for a Hex imitation just before dark.
Photo by Doug Best

The Hex hatch was going off on the Williamson River when my colleague Doug Best and I were traveling through Oregon. The guys from Tailwater Fisheries called and said, “You have to check this out!” We also fished the nearby. . .

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An Upstream Journey, Dispatch #5: Taking a Break in Bend

Written by: Paul Moinester


Brian O’Keefe shows off a Deschutes River brown trout.
Photo by Paul Moinester

[Editor’s Note: Paul Moinester has embarked on a six-month, 20,000-mile adventure to exploring the upstream battle to protect wild fish and their habitat. (Check out his introductory post here.) He will be posting dispatches on the Fly Fishing blog throughout his journey. And, as someone who has fished with Brian O’Keefe, I can corroborate everything Paul writes here.]

No matter how hard I try to contain my excitement, I inevitably spend the days leading up to any fishing trip daydreaming about everything unfolding perfectly. Thoughts of vicious takes, line zipping off my reel, lots of gripping, and even more grinning swirl through my head and consume my brain. In the weeks leading up to my. . .

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Photos of the Day: Big Browns on the Owyhee


Liz Caval just received a Master’s degree, as well as a degree in dry-fly fishing.
All photos courtesy Evan Williams

Evan Williams and Liz Caval took a desert adventure to The Big O—Oregon’s Owyhee River—to celebrate Liz’s recent graduation from a Masters-degree program by setting their sights on another huge milestone: catching an Owyhee brown. This spring has been really windy, but Evan says that the. . .

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