Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 04.11.19

Welcome to a classic edition of our weekly trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week, we’ve got ten questions about fly-line terminology, . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Become a Fly-Fishing Guide


The author poses at the headwaters of Alaska's Gibraltar River in 1995.

When I decided that I wanted to spend my summers a fishing guide—I was in graduate school at the time—I didn’t really know how to go about becoming one, so I used a shotgun approach. I applied to literally every lodge and outfitter I could find in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain. . .

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Video: Giant Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Video: Giant Olympic Peninsula Steelhead
Author Phil MonahanPosted on April 17, 2019Categories Fly Fishing
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Here’s the second installment of the “Buffet Series” from Gilbert Rowley and Phil Tuttle. In this video, they chase wild steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, near Forks, Washington. Fishing with Orvis-endorsed guide service Chrome Chasers, they seem . . .

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Video: Amazing Archival Footage of Early-1900s Steelheading

Here is some very cool footage from the 1920s(?) of anglers steelheading on Vancouver Island. Brigadier General Noel Money fishes the Stamp River with traditional Spey gear, and it looks like he is money with a fly rod in his hands. It's tough to watch them gaff such gorgeous wild fish—something that would appall and anger us today—but this was long before the catch-and-release ethic took. . .

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