Master Class Monday: How to Fight Big Fish in Small Streams

In this great video, Amelia Jensen shows great technique for catching big trout with a fly rod in small streams. It's not so much about what she says, as what she does that teaches so much. Notice . . .

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Fish Facts: Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout


The iconic species of our oldest national park, the Yellowstone cutthroat draws anglers from around the world.
Photo by USFWS

The names of many legendary fishing spots in Yellowstone National Park—Buffalo Ford, the Lamar Valley, the meadows of Slough Creek—are synonymous with big, native Yellowstone cutthroat . . .

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Semper Fi in Montana with Fly-Fishing Vets

Written by: John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters


Manny shows off his first trout of the day, whcih was the achievement of his personal goal.
Photos courtesy Blackfoot River Outfitters

Over the past two seasons, the guides at Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana, have led 48 wounded veterans on multi-day-float fishing trips. Although the participants rave about the . . .

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Classic Pro Tip: Keep Your Fly In the Water


Your chances of catching a gorgeous trout like this increase the longer your fly is in the strike zone.
Photo by Shawn Combs

There’s an old saying among fishermen: You can’t catch fish if your line isn’t in the water. I believe that this is one of the reasons that wives often outfished their more-experienced husbands on float trips when I guided on the Yellowstone and in Alaska. Whereas the husband recognized every great trout lie the boat floated past and. . .

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