Photos: The Brown Drakes Are Here!

Written by: Phoebe Bean

The author with a feisty, hard-fighting brown trout.
The craze at Silver Creek surrounding the famous brown-drake hatch has begun. Although there are many fantastic aquatic insect hatches in the West, the brown drake is hard to beat, and. . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Cast to Trout in Tight Quarters


The key to fishing tight spots is to limit the amount of line you have on the water.
Photo by Phil Monahan
This time of year, I spend a lot of time on small mountain streams, where the trout lies are surrounded by vegetation, rocks, and different kinds of current. In this video, Klent Klewein of. . .

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Photos: A Father-Son Fishing Adventure in Manitoba

Written by: Stu Thompson

I'd be all smiles, too, if I'd landed a fat brownie like that! Photo by Kevin Thompson
My son, Kevin, and I got out one long weekend in May for our yearly father-and son-fishing trip. We went up to Duck Mountain Provincial Park and had some really good fishing, even though. . .

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Photo: Glorious Persian Rainbow

That's a healthy rainbow trout from a country not known for its fly-fishing culture. Photo courtesy Naser Derakhshan
At the end of last summer, we posted about fly fishing in the mountains of Iran (see Part I and Part II). This morning, our new Persian friend, Naser Derakhshan of Fly Fishing Club Shahrekord, . . .

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Videos: Patterns to Match the Mayfly Life Cycle

Written by: Pete Shanafelt, Bighorn Angler


A "mixed bag" of spring nymphs for fishing the Bighorn.
Photo courtesy Bighorn Angler

Sorting through the many mayfly fly patterns on the market today can be confusing, as there are a plethora of "bin appeal" patterns and not so many with real "trout appeal." The patterns listed. . .

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Video: Seasons on Colorado Trout Waters

Back in March, we posted the trailer for a film by Max Rhulen, a Colorado photographer/filmmaker who is already pretty accomplished for a high-school student. Here's the finished five-minute. . .

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Photos: “Pleasure Casting” for Pike in Colorado

Written by: Patrick B. Blackdale, Willowfly Anglers at Three Rivers Resort

Taylor Park Reservoir is gorgeous in the early season, with snow-capped peaks all around. Photos by Patrick B. Blackdale
Mid-May is a great time of year to search for pike on Taylor Park Reservoir in central Colorado. Sometimes, however, the trip ends up being more about double-haul practice. Either way, . . .

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Photos of the Day: Drunk and Disorderly Pike

Written by: Kubie Brown, Orvis Manchester

Kubie Brown is all smiles, as he holds a 40+-inch northern pike from Upstate New York. Photos courtesy Kubie Brown
Every year, I head up to the Adirondacks with my brother and my buddy, Justin, to hunt the ponds, lakes, and rivers of the region for big post-spawn northern pike. In the past, we've found that. . .

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