Photos and Story: Exploring Taiwan on the Fly

In January, my brother Wilson and I had the opportunity to return to Taiwan after having been away for 18 and 12 years, respectively. We were both born in the U.S., but our parents are from Taiwan and this trip was a long time coming. . . .

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Armed to the Teeth: The Northern Pike of Wollaston Lake

Orvis's Tom Evenson prepares to release a 43-inch northern pike, which hit a topwatere slider pattern.
Photo by Joel Ruby

“Can we please change this fly?” Guide Dan Lembke--all six-foot-eight, two-hundred and ninety
pounds of him--was sitting in the center of the boat, rebuilding my wire leader
and considering what fly to tie on, . . .

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Photo of the Day: High-Water Brown

This beautiful trout fell for a Higa's SOS Nymph.
Photo by George Daniel

This beautiful central-Pennsylvania brown trout was caught by Amidea Daniel, using a Higa's SOS nymph, while fishing a soft edge in high water. The size 14 SOS, with a bright-red holographic tinsel flashback, is one of her favorite patterns, when . . .

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Photo of the Day: Perfect Timing


Roberts says he captured this image during a brief interlude between hookups on a banner day on the Green.
Photo by Doug Roberts, Old Moe Guide Service

Utahn Doug Roberts--who runs Old Moe Guide Service, based in the town of Dutch John, sent in this killer photo of a big brown getting ready to send a blue-winged olive down the hatch. Huge . . .

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Photos and Story: Into the Gunnison Gorge

Written and photographed by: Nick Swingle


The beautiful browns of the Gunnison Gorge were like icing on the cake of this incredible trip.

The temperature is unseasonably warm, even for western Colorado. We wait in the shade, knowing the hike ahead will offer ample opportunity for sun and sweat. We pass the time nervously with last-minute Macgyvering of our packs and . . .

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Photos and Story: Wild Trout in Hawaii’s Grand Canyon

Written by: Derek Draplin


Trout in the Aloha State? Sure, but you have to work for them.
Photos by Derek Draplin

Last year, hundreds of thousands of tourists filed through the scenic lookouts over Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, also called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Few of those tourists likely realized that non-native rainbow trout call the canyon’s small streams and . . .

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Photos and Story: Cold Water on the Yakima

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


The author with a Yakima rainbow on a cold November day.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

What do you do when you’re upland bird hunting in Washington State but need to give the dogs a rest (this applies to your feet as well as the actual animals)? It’s an easy solution. Drive twenty minutes to the Yakima River, and experience the same amazing . . .

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Photos: Learning on the Water

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing


Gracie finally hooks up after some instruction from new guide, Kati.
Photos by Jeff Rose

The other day, I had the pleasure of taking out Gracie Edwards, co-owner of Fayettechill in Arkansas. She had never had anyone teach her how to cast a fly rod and had not caught a fish in the last couple of years, . . .

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What I Learned on My First Trip for Northern Pike

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


The author hoists his first northern pike on a fly. Can you tell he's excited?
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

Wisconsin is well-known for its solid predator fishing, and muskies get almost all the attention. However, there's another member of the Esox genus that's significantly more abundant and, some would say just as fun, that you can fish for year round: . . .

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Photos and Story: Into the Yosemite High Country

Written by: Matty Wong


Wild brook trout in crystal-clear water made for some exciting fishing in the backcountry lakes of Yosemite National Park.
Photos by Matty Wong

The weekend had finally arrived, and a few of buddies and I had permits to camp at the summit of Twin Lakes in Yosemite National Park. It was a seven-mile hike in with a 50-pound pack, but we were determined. Once we got to the first lake, . . .

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