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. . .
Written by: Dan Davala
Trent Jones with a sweet Virginia smallmouth that smashed a slider on the surface.
Photo by Matt Miles
Trent Jones and I got out this week with our good friend and Orvis-endorsed guide Matt Miles to go after some Virginia smallmouths. We decided early on to stick with topwater all day and bring them to the surface rather than. . .
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. . .
Written by: Matt Miles, Matt Miles Fly Fishing
Unlike some other species, striped bass eat voraciously during their spawning run.All photos by Matt Miles
After a long cold winter of fattening up on shad, freshwater striped bass begin to feel the urge for a little romance with the longer, warmer days of spring. Each year, stripers make their journey out of lakes, reservoirs, . . .
Written by: Harvard Smith
This beautiful little rainbow brightened up a winter day for two teenage anglers in Virginia.Photo by Harvard Smith
Here is a picture of a small rainbow my friend Hunter Wigginton caught last month when we were fishing in western Virginia. I was dumbfounded by how beautiful this fish was, even in. . .
Nick and Kami Swingle, founders of TwoFisted Heart Productions, have just released a trailer for their film, “Blood Knot,” which will be included in the 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour. The film focuses on the. . .
Written by: Dan Davala
One toothy grin deserves another.Photo by Matt Miles
This past Tuesday, my good friend Trent Jones and I had the opportunity to chase some Virginia muskies with Orvis-endorsed Guide Matt Miles. While Matt guides clients for everything from trout to stripers, hunting down these toothy “river monsters” with a fly rod is his favorite challenge. You can tell it really gets his blood pumping. This was our second time fishing with. . .
Here’s a beautiful video of Kami Swingle dry-fly fishing in Shenandoah National Park for wild brook trout and talking about her love of the sport. Along with her husband, Nick, Kami is TwoFisted Heart Productions, which produced the great Urban Lines earlier this year.