Classic Photo Essay: Dry-Fly Heaven in Yellowstone National Park


This wild Yellowstone Park brown trout fell for a foam hopper pattern.
Photo by Tom Evenson

Tom Evenson and I spent Tuesday night at Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge, which was pretty cool for me: it was the first time I'd stayed there since I was a guide at Hubbard's in 1994. As you can see from the photo below, the view from the lodge is nothing short of spectacular, looking northward up Paradise Valley along the. . .

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Picture of the Day: Rainbow Under the Bridge


Being surprised by a giant fish where you didn't expect one is always a blast.
Photo by Joe Phillips

I was fishing a local river with my friend Joe, trying to catch big fall brown trout on streamers and nymphs. The river in question (which shall remain nameless) definitely holds some beasties in the 25-inch range, but we mostly catch browns in the 16- to 20-inch class, which is. . .

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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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Pro Tips: Spring Fishing is Great, But Don’t Tread on Redds

Written by: Christ Strainer, Crosscurrents Fly Shop


Be on the lookout for rainbow trout redds when you are wading.
Photo by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, courtesy Chris Strainer

Spring has sprung on the calendar, and the rainbows are doing their thing at this time of year. That means some ornery trout, and with the water temps creeping up, feisty browns, as. . .

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Classic Photos and Essay: A Montana Boy Tries His Hand in New Zealand

Written By: Thayer Janes


Thayer Janes found that his Montana skills required some tweaking to fool New Zealand trout.
All photos by Thayer Janes

I once had a friend tell me after a long, unfortunate day of fishing, “Pal, that's why they call it 'fishing' and not 'catching.'” Well, it seems like I have been saying those words far too often here in. . .

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