Win a Recon Fly Rod (and More!) in Our “20 Days in September” Contest

My first fish from the 2014 project kicked things off with a bang. Photo by Phil Monahan
Last year, I had a tough summer, fishingwise, so to make up for it, I set myself a goal: to go fishing 20 days during the month of September. Thus was born the “20 Days in September” Project. I . . .

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Photos of the Day: Father-Daughter Day on the Madison

Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch

Madison shows off both her remarkable fashion sense and a beautiful brown trout from her namesake river. Photos courtesy Madison Valley Ranch
Sometimes there are moments that just must be captured. We are always on the hunt for bigger fish, new waters, and the thrill of a tight line, but it is also valuable to reflect on what it is. . .

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5 Questions with Todd Moen About Making Incredible Films


Todd Moen sets up a shot for one of his popular fly-fishing films.
Photos courtesy Todd Moen

Seven years ago, Todd Moen co-founded the online fly-fishing photography publication Catch Magazine with Brian O’Keefe, and he shoots the films for the magazine’s T-Motion Theater. To. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week III: David Meador

Dave Meador shows off a late-season Missouri River brown. All photos courtesy David Meador
David Meador has been fly fishing since 1978, getting started back in his home state of Virginia. But like most die-hard trout bums, he could not resist the pull of the West and the lure of the. . .

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Classic Pattern: Birth of the Woolly Bugger

The late Russell Blessing with his most famous creation, the Woolly Bugger. Photo courtesy of Fly Rod & Reel
If you've ever wondered about the origins of the world's most popular fly, Fly Rod & Reel has a great interview with Fred Blessing, son of the late Russell Blessing, the man who first tied a. . .

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Photos: Ladies’ Week on the Madison River

Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch

Guest Linda is all smiles as she shows off an epic Madison River rainbow. Photos courtesy Madison Valley Ranch
It was ladies’ week here at Madison Valley Ranch! The lodge, in partnership with Cabela’s, hosted an all-women’s fly fishing trip from August 21 -25. In addition to guided fly-fishing on the. . .

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Pro Tips: Tandem Streamer Rigs for Fall Trout

Big brown trout like big flies, especially in the fall. Photo by Eric Rickstad
When the nights start to cool and leaves start to change colors, the thoughts of brown trout turn to procreation. To build up energy for the spawning ritual and to put on weight before the lean. . .

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