Classic Photos and Essay: A Trip to Remember on New Zealand’s South Island

Written by: Chris Budro


Chris Budro with his first New Zealand trout, caught on a windy day.
Photo by Hannah Perkins

For years, New Zealand has been a dream for me. Mouth-watering mountain views, bright turquoise glacial lakes, more trails and adrenaline rushes than you could ever imagine, and most. . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Dry-Fly Heaven in Yellowstone National Park


This wild Yellowstone Park brown trout fell for a foam hopper pattern.
Photo by Tom Evenson

Tom Evenson and I spent Tuesday night at Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge, which was pretty cool for me: it was the first time I'd stayed there since I was a guide at Hubbard's in 1994. As you can see from the photo below, the view from the lodge is nothing short of spectacular, looking northward up Paradise Valley along the. . .

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Classic Video: The Fishiest Little Crick On Earth

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Dry Run Creek is a stream in Arkansas that is open only to children under 16 and qualified handicapped anglers. That leaves the rest of us to just watch and drool. Yet another example of George Bernard Shaw's brilliant observation: . . .

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Classic Photos and Essay: A Montana Boy Tries His Hand in New Zealand

Written By: Thayer Janes


Thayer Janes found that his Montana skills required some tweaking to fool New Zealand trout.
All photos by Thayer Janes

I once had a friend tell me after a long, unfortunate day of fishing, “Pal, that's why they call it 'fishing' and not 'catching.'” Well, it seems like I have been saying those words far too often here in. . .

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1,000 Miles: We’re Almost There!

Farmer Creek, OR Photo by Trout Unlimited
Put yourself into the scene above. Imagine standing on the banks of the tranquil Farmer Creek in Oregon on a warm autumn afternoon, listening to the music of the stream. Not too long ago this idyllic trout spawning ground was blocked by a perched culvert. Thanks to the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign this stream is once again full of life. Wouldn't you love to see more of this?...

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