Photos of the Day: Flats-Fishing for Pickerel and More on a Vermont Lake


The first pickerel I landed slammed the Kinky Muddler during a fast retrieve.
All photos by Beau Thebault

Last week, I was dropping my kids off at school, when I passed a pickup truck with two stand-up paddleboards and a bunch of fly rods in the back. I was intrigued enough that, when I got back to the office, I started asking around to see if anyone knew the guy. My friend Andrew said, . . .

Read More

Seasons of the Carp Fisher, and the Quest for a 20-Pounder

Written by: Dan Frasier


This 18-pound carp was tailing in skinny water, and it’s dan’s biggest fly-caught fish to date.
Photo by Dan Frasier

This morning, my windshield was covered in thick dew—a sure sign of cooler nights gnawing at the hot days of summer. Fall will be here soon, cool and glorious and way too short. Winter will follow, locking down any real chance of fishing until late March. In South Dakota, where I live, the winters are. . .

Read More

Photos of the Day: Carpocalypse 2013 Roundup and Winners

Written by: Adam McNamara


Rob Tibbett releases a fish to grow bigger for Carpocalypse 2014.
Photo by John Montana

After a crazy storm on Friday night, complete with 50 m.p.h. wind, blowing dust, and a multitude of lightning strikes, Saturday dawned clear and calm for the 2013 Carpocalypse on the Columbia River, near Kennewick, Washington. At 7 a.m., the participants started to arrive, and by 7:45 there were about 30 people milling around with. . .

Read More

Bonus Video: Garpocalypse!

I totally forgot to include this great video from Joe Tomelleri, featuring that slimiest of fishes, the gar. Despite being the world’s preeminent illustrator of trout and salmon (as well as other freshwater species), Joe is enamored of fly fishing for the carp and other rough fish that inhabit the waters around his Kansas home. Make sure you. . .

Read More

Photos: “River Monsters” Filmed in Vermont!


“River Monsters” host Jeremy Wade shows off a gar with guide Drew Price
All photos courtesy Drew Price

A few weeks ago, we posted about an episode of “River Monsters” that focused on tarpon in Nicaragua. That was cool, but it’s even more exciting that part of this week’s episode was actually filmed right in our back yard, and Jeremy Wade was guided by none other than. . .

Read More

Pro Tip: Secrets of Springtime Smallies

Smallmouth bass are some of the most fun fish to catch on a fly. They hit hard, fight hard, jump, and are more than willing to take a fly. Catching smallies on the fly is something that I love to do, and the springtime is my favorite time to do it.

Smallmouth bass start switching into spawn mode at about the same time as the. . .

Read More