Video: Sibling Time on the Stream

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 . . .
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Photos: Blue-Lining for Blue Ridge Brookies

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 . . .
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Video: The Fall and Rise of an Amazing Warmwater Fishery

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 . . .
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Warmwater Wednesday: Bass Go Ga-Ga for Gurglers

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 . . .
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Photo of the Day: Accidental Striper on a 6-Weight


Mark McKinney shows off a bass of the kind he wasn't fishing for.
Photo courtesy Mark McKinney
Virginia fishing guide Mark McKinney, erstwhile associate at the Orvis warehouse in Roanoke, sent in this great picture of a surprise catch on Sunday. Here's his description: . . .
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Photos: Choosing the Bass Pond Over the Gym

Written by: Preston Ailor
Catching a nice largemouth is a plenty good workout. Photos by Preston Ailor
I was supposed to go to the gym today. The weather this morning was apocalyptic, as the weatherman predicted. The storm front rolled in with low, dark, ominous clouds that opened. . .
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Photos: The Birth of a Fly Fisherman

Written by: Preston Ailor
Not bad for a first fly-rod fish, although the rod-in-mouth look has to go. Photo by Preston Ailor
Brent is already a good fisherman. But at lunchtime this winter, I talked about fly fishing so much that he decided he'd give it a try. I offered to let him borrow one of my back-up outfits, but he. . .
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Video: Chasing Big Marlin Off. . .Virginia?

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. . .
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