Photo of the Day: Young Dawson Rocks the Dry Flies


Streamers, schmreamers—Dawson was catching plenty of trout on dry flies last weekend.
Photo by John Herzer

Dawson Herzer—son of John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana—is already a skilled angler, at the tender age of eleven. (You might remember his awesome video casting. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Weight Nymph Rigs


Using the right amount of weight can be the key to catching more trout on nymphs.
Photo by Lisa Savard

One of the most common questions that we hear about nymphing is, "How much weight should I use?" This is an age-old question that, unfortunately, has no easy answer. One of the. . .

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Photo: Get Lost in the Colors of a Brook Trout


How many different colors and shades can you see.
Photo by Steve Murray

Steve Murray—who owns and operates Riverkeep Lodge on the Atikonak River in remote Labrador—sent in this cool closeup of brook trout skin. As Steve puts it, "This is better than. . .

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Photos: The Birth of a Fly Fisherman

Written by: Preston Ailor


Not bad for a first fly-rod fish, although the rod-in-mouth look has to go.
Photo by Preston Ailor

Brent is already a good fisherman. But at lunchtime this winter, I talked about fly fishing so much that he decided he'd give it a try. I offered to let him borrow one of my back-up outfits, but he. . .

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Classic Tuesday Tip: Look Before You Fish


Whenever you can gain a high vantage point on water you're about to fish, you're ahead of the game.
Photo by Sandy Hays

One of the more common mistakes that guides see is an angler stumbling into a river before taking a few minutes to figure out what’s going on. Observation is an undervalued tool, and too. . .

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