This week, we look at Virginia, which is home to both native and introduced populations of largemouths. It’s one of the few states that offers year-round opportunities to catch this popular game fish. We recently sat down with Mossy Creek Fly Fishing . . .
This week, my guest is Colby Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing–in Harrisonburg, Virginia–one of the best smallmouth bass anglers I know. Colby talks about successful techniques for chasing these critters in . . .
Written by: Preston Ailor
The Gurgler provided just the right action and commotion to draw strikes.
Photos by Preston Ailor
I have a problem. I look through fly-fishing magazines and catalogs the same way teenage boys look at Kardashians’ Instagram accounts. One day, looking through the Orvis fly catalog, I . . .
Virginia angler and fly tier Ethan Martin took his little sister out on a small stream in the Shenandoah Valley to see if he could get her into some brook trout. The result is this pretty little video that . . .
Written by: Connor Tapscott
The native brookies of the Blue Ridge Mountains are colorful and feisty.
Photos by Connor Tapscott
We strapped our gear to our packs, in preparation for the lengthy descent down an unmarked mountainside in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Sliding and stumbling down the . . .
Sportsmen are faced with so many potential conservation disasters–from Pebble Mine to the Everglades–that it’s heartening to focus on a success story. The folks at Flymen Fishing . . .
Fly-fishing for marlin is not something new, but anglers chasing these big fish usually head to Mexico or Central America. This trailer for an upcoming film by TwoFisted Heart Productions. . .
That is the satisfied smile of an angler who has achieved her goal.
Photo by Charlie Gordon
Reba Brinkman—programs director at Hunter Banks Co. in Asheville, North Carolina—worked hard on the James River to catch her first Virginia musky on the fly with Charlie Gordon of. . .
Tom Sadler is an angler, conservationist, writer, and advocate.
All photos courtesy Tom Sadler
For years, Tom Sadler has done important work behind the scenes in fly fishing, yet most anglers have never heard his name. Since he gave up his life as a Washington lobbyist, he has been a fishing guide, served on the board of the. . .
Trent Jones finally feels the weight of all that expectation, cradled in his hands.
Photo by Brian Jones
My brother Brian and I were able to get out Friday to chase muskie, the fish of 10,000 casts, with my friend and Orvis-endorsed guide Matt Miles. Over the past couple winters, I have gone. . .