Photos: An Steelhead Engagement in Idaho

Written by: Andrew Thomas, Picabo Angler


Whitney Holts is all smiles, as she shows off a very meaningful Idaho steelhead.
Photos by Andrew Thomas

In March, I proposed to my girlfriend of six years, Whitney, on the banks of the Salmon River in Idaho. I had been telling her for some time--only partly tongue-in-cheek--that she would get a . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Maturing as an Angler

Written by: Hannah Perkins


Hannah Perkins with a gorgeous spring creek cutthroat.
Photo courtesy Hannah Perkins

When I first started fishing without anyone to tie on my flies or anyone showing me where to cast and when to mend, my mission was to just catch one fish on my own. Any fish would do. When that became a reality, fishing became a. . .

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Photos: Father-Son Time in Idaho

Writteh by: by John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters


Young Dawson rocked the cutthroats all day.
Photo by John Herzer

I took a half day off and ran over to Idaho with my son, Dawson. (You may remember his video lesson on double-hauling a couple of years ago.) He caught a pile of cutties, and I pinned. . .

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Tuesday Tips: Top 10 (+1) Flies for the South Fork Snake River

Written by: Jaason Pruett, The Lodge at Palisades Creek


Matt McDonald (left) caught this 29-inch monster on a Sex Dungeon streamer, with the author.
Photos courtesy The Lodge at Palisades Creek

The South Fork of the Snake is an extremely productive fishery, offering native Snake River cutthroats, rainbows, cutt-bows, and browns. We often catch fish over 20 inches, but most. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXVII: Phoebe Bean


Phoebe Bean is the kind of angler who regularly fishes past dark, especially when browns like this can be caught.
Photos courtesy Phoebe Bean

Phoebe Bean was an intern here at Orvis in the fall or 2014, and she has written a bunch of posts for this blog. (Scroll to the bottom for a full list.) As you’ll read, she caught the fly-fishing bug. . .

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Photo of the Day: Hoppered-Up Brown on the Henrys Fork

Daniel Lane, Three Rivers Ranch

TRR guide Sam Robinson landed this stunning brown on the Henrys Fork using a hopper pattern. Photo courtesy Three Rivers Ranch
The Henrys Fork below Ashton Reservoir is fishing well, thanks to shorter days and colder air temperatures which have kept the water consistently cooler. Fishing has been good with. . .

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Photos: Salmonflies and Big Browns on the South Fork of the Snake

Written by: Chad Allen, Three Rivers Ranch

Lonnie Allen shows off a gorgeous South Fork brown trout, which ate a dry fly. Photos courtesy Three Rivers Ranch
The South Fork of the Snake was on fire at the end of June and beginning of July this year! Salmonflies, golden stones, and yellow sallies were the ticket, and big fish were coming to. . .

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Video: A Love Letter to the Henry’s Fork and Its Trout

You may have seen Marc Crapo—a.k.a. The Beard—in various videos over the past few years, often doing crazy stuff. But in this epic paean to Idaho's Henry's Fork, he's created. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XLVI: Jennifer Cornell

Reel Women's Jennifer Cornell shows off a gorgeous Patagonia brown trout. Photos courtesy Jennifer Cornell
Jennifer Cornell is a co-owner of Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures, a guiding operation run by women anglers. (Her partner is Lori-Ann Murphy.) From June through October, Jennifer. . .

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