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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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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5 Questions with Tom Sadler: Seeing the Fly-Fishing Industry from the Inside


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. . .

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Photos: Realizing a Muskie Dream


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. . .

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Honoring a Husband’s and Father-in-Law’s Love of Fly Fishing

Written by: Miles Townes, Orvis Arlington


Helen’s first trout was a beautiful wild brook trout.
Photo courtesy Orvis Arlington

Helen came to our shop on a slow Tuesday morning with a carload of fishing equipment—mostly fly rods and assorted tackle, but also spinning rods and massive surfcasting rods. She told us she had a goal: she wanted to. . .

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