Story and Photos: How Fly Fishing Changed My Life

Written by: Josh Diller


Fly fishing has led Josh Diller far away from the self-destructive path he was on.
Photo by John Bundy

I grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and I enjoyed fishing, hunting, and roaming the fields when I was younger. As I got older, however, I fell into the. . .

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Remembering PA Fly-Fishing Legend Charlie Meck

Written by: Paul Weamer


Charlie Meck was an idol to generations of East Coast trout anglers.
Photos courtesy charlesmeck.com and legacy.com

Today is a very sad day for me and the fly-fishing world. My friend Charlie Meck died on Tuesday afternoon. He passed peacefully with his family beside him. Charlie was a fly-fishing icon, . . .

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Top 10 (and more!) Flies for Fall on the Upper Delaware


Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) has trouble deciding on just ten patterns for fall on his home waters.
Photo via Facebook

On the Upper Delaware system, fall is a bittersweet time of year for me. Bitter in so far as the season is coming to an all too quick close; sweet because the river lights up again like a final hurrah and . . .

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Photos and Story: Discovering Pennsylvania’s Native Brook Trout


A three-week trip to study native brook trout has opened the author’s eyes to the importance of protecting habitat.
Photos by Matteo Moretti

As a young fisherman, conservationist, and aspiring media content creator, I am constantly amazed and grateful for the wonderful opportunities that are available to kids like me who are . . .

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Photos of the Day: The Student Becomes the Master


It’s hard to tell which of the two was more excited by their catch. (I’m guessing Tori, though.)
Photos courtesy Aidan Fox

I got a great photo message on Instagram that I just had to share. New Yorker Aidan Fox sent this description: “I’ve been following this account for some time and . . .”

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Photos: Home for the Holidays in Pennsylvania

Written by: Josh Diller


A nice wild brown trout I was able to land during my trip back to my home waters of Pennsylvania.
Photos by Josh Diller

Although I now live and guide in Colorado, I’m originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and this year I spent the holidays with family and friends back East. For some people, such a trip might mean . . .

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