Classic Story: Fly Fishing in Iran, Part II

Written by: Naser Derakhshan


Mr. Ali Saedi, the author's fishing mentor, holds a 21-pound trout caught on a 4X tippet.
Photo by Naser Derakhshan

In 2014, an Iranian angler named Naser Derakhshan, who lives in Shahr-e Kord, sent us some photos of trout caught near his home. We posted the images to Facebook, and there was so much interest in the comments that I asked Naser if he would write. . .. . .

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Classic Story: Fly Fishing in Iran, Part I

Written by: Naser Derakhshan


Brown trout are native to all the western-Iran rivers that flow to the Caspian Sea.
Photo by Muhammad Ali Nouri

[Editor's note: In 2014, an Iranian angler named Naser Derakhshan, who lives in Shahr-e Kord, sent us some photos of trout caught near his home. We posted the images to Facebook, and there was so much interest in the comments that I asked Naser if he would write us something about. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Glistening Persian Jewel


Naser's friend, Shahram, landed this beauty on a frigid Iranian river last month.
Photo by Naser Derakhshan

Ever since I first heard from Iranian angler Naser Derakhshan, back in August 2014, I am pleasantly surprised every month or so when I log in to Facebook to find a new. . .

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Photos: Winter Fly Fishing Outside Shahrekord City

Hamid hooks up on a fat rainbow while drifting nymphs on a lovely Iranian river. Photo by Naser Derakhshan
Since August 2014, when we first heard from Iranian angler Naser Derakhshan, he has been kind enough to send me photos. (Click here to see all Naser's contributions.) Today, he sent. . .

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Photos: More Beautiful Rainbows from an Ancient Land


Iran's rivers are home to some stunning rainbows that feature tiny spots.
All photos by Naser Derakhshan
Since August 2014, when we first made his acquaintance via the Internet, our friend and fellow angler from Iran, Naser Derakhshan, has periodically sent us images of the fish, rivers, and. . .

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Photo: Glorious Persian Rainbow

That's a healthy rainbow trout from a country not known for its fly-fishing culture. Photo courtesy Naser Derakhshan
At the end of last summer, we posted about fly fishing in the mountains of Iran (see Part I and Part II). This morning, our new Persian friend, Naser Derakhshan of Fly Fishing Club Shahrekord, . . .

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