5 Tips for Successful Fly-Fishing Family Outings

Written by: Kaitlin Barnhart


Few things are more rewarding than sharing your passion for the outdoors with your kids.
Photo by Kyla Kulp

I held the stamped envelope, full of spring soccer sign up forms, in the mail slot for a few seconds before letting go—committing to a spring of weekend plans. Sure, I can stand in a river in the . . .

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Pro Tips: Use Brightly Colored Nymphs in High Water

Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly


George Daniel's kids solved their strike-detection problems by switching to brightly colored flies.
Photo by George Daniel

The heavy rainfall on my home waters this summer has left me two options: head north to fish the mountain streams, or deal with the high water. I’m happy to do either one. Normally, I would be . . .

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Photos: First Success with a Fly Rod is a Powerful Memory

Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge


Nick took to the fly rod quickly, after years of wanting to try it.
Photos courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge

Young Nick is becoming quite the outdoorsman. While fishing at Wollaston Lake Lodge with his family for the past few years, he kept eyeing the fly rod as his next challenge. After a few . . .

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Podcast: Fly-Fishing with Your Family, with Derek Olthuis


Derek Olthuis with a stunning arctic char.
Photo courtesy Derek Olthuis

This week, Orvis Ambassador Derek Olthuis and I talk about fishing with your kids and family. Derek has three young children, and he fishes as much as anyone I know, so he has some great tips . . .

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Photo: Last-Cast Brookie of a Lifetime

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Will Yantis refused to give up on his dream of landing a huge Maine brook trout.
Photo courtesy Will Lillard

When Will Yantis signed up for the 2018 Maine Teen Fly-Fishing Expedition (his fourth trip with us), he had one thing on his mind: redemption for the brook trout of a lifetime he had lost on the same . . .

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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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Photos and Video: Into the Backcountry for Life Lessons

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Big Yellowstone cutthroat trout were the main targets for these high-school students.
Photos courtesy Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions

Teenagers these days, like many of us, are attached to their cell phones. But for 19 days this group of 12 high-school students traded in their electronics for fly rods and a trip through the Greater . . .

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Photos: Sisters on the Water and a Father’s Pride

Written by: Matthew Calderaro,  Soca Cowboy


Sophia (left) shows off a fine rainbow, netted by her sister, Michaela.
Photos by Matthew Calderaro

As a father, you can only dream your children will follow in your footsteps and love the things you love. In my house, fly fishing is not a hobby. It is my life, it is my business, and it is my identity. . . .

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Photos: Family Fishing Day at the Ranch

Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch


What's better than witnessing the joy of a child discovering the magic of fly fishing?
Photos courtesy Madison Valley Ranch

Fly fishing has an amazing of way bringing people together. At Madison Valley Ranch, our staff, their families, and friends came together for a Family Fishing Day last weekend. We did . . .

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