Master Class Monday: How to Deal with Sun and Shade

We sometimes don’t pay enough attention to sunlight and shade when fly fishing for trout. But as Dave Jensen shows–using an example of a large cutthroat trout rising in a mountain river–your approach must take these conditions into account. This . . .

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5 Things I’m Glad I Did at Pyramid Lake


Angler Brad Bonnet shows off an 8-pound Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake.
Photo by Bryan Glass

Days before any fishing trip to a new place, you’ll find me digging for as much information as I can. My internet favorites become littered with links to maps, fly-tying videos, forums, and blogs. A quick internet search about Pyramid Lake will not only . . .

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Action Alert: Help Protect the Trout, Salmon, and Steelhead of Oregon’s Nehalem River Watershed

Written by: Tracy Nguyen-Chung


The Nehalem River could use even more protection than that proposed by the State of Oregon.
Photo by Tracy Nguyen-Chung

Oregon’s North Coast is an incomparable wonder, and home to the Nehalem River. (Nehalim is Salish for "place where people live.") Lush forests, a sweeping coastal estuary, and miles of . . .

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Photos and Story: Learning the Ropes in Yellowstone

Written by: Will Bayha


Will and Bridgit in the Lamar River canyon, in Yellowstone National Park.
Photos courtesy Will Bayha

When I first heard about the Orvis 50/50 On the Water campaign, I loved the idea to inspire and celebrate women in fly fishing. I knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do with my girlfriend, . . .

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Story and Photos: Discovering Utah Through the Cutthroat Slam

Written by: Tyler Coleman


Catching native trout in their native range teaches us a lot about conservation. Plus, it's a blast!
Photo by Tyler Coleman

After fishing the Arizona Wild Trout challenge, I was eager to find similar programs that could teach me about native trout species. One that stuck out to me was the Utah Cutthroat Slam because I . . .

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Photos: Discovering Utah Through the Cutthroat Slam

Written by: Aaron Smith


The Colorado River cutthroat trout is one of the four subspieces that make up the Utah Slam.
Photos by Aaron Smith

I first heard about the Utah Cutthroat Slam—which requires anglers to catch all four of Utah's native cutthroat trout subspecies in their historic range—just days after it had been introduced. The . . .

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