Fly Fishing Stories
The Big Muddy is polluted. Securing the Driftless Area can help clean it.
The decline of aquatic insects should bug everyone.
Poet Cameron Keller Scott reads an excerpt from his piece, A River’s Own Name. View a video excerpt of A River’s Own Name at the link below. I. Valley Maker Suppose one day we were to wake up and understand the name of a river. Not the names we’ve given, but the name it asks us to…
Building community deep in the heart of Texas.
The toughest fish you’ll ever catch could knock a few minutes off your finish time at Flyathlon, a backcountry race in Colorado that combines trail running and fly fishing.
Paddling Salish and Nimiipuu home waters, once again.
Updating catch and release.
An excerpt from Dylan Tomine’s Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession, and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman proves he was born to fish and born to write.
Taking off the bandages is just the beginning.
Tiny but mighty, herring might be the most important fish in the ocean.
Upstream of the Snake River dams in Idaho, Riggins waits for the fish to return.
Ohio’s burning river made headlines in 1969. Now, the Cuyahoga’s telling a new story.
Guiding queer identities in rural Idaho.
Raising activist anglers.
Roots and recovery on Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.
Rule changes and the future of the Olympic Peninsula’s wild steelhead.
The last days of the Klamath River dams.
Protecting the Gulf of Mexico from illegal fishing.
50th Anniversary Wild And Scenic Rivers Act
A Small Florida Town Was Once Host to the World’s Largest Tarpon. What Happened?
Conservation, fishing and the 2020 election.
Of forests, fire and fish.
Patagonia Fly Fish releases “We Stand for the Water We Stand In” poster.
Are public lands still “public” when you can’t access them?
A bold plan to kick net-pen salmon farms out for good.
For a closer look at the dangers a toxic sulfur-ore copper mine poses to the more than 1,000,000 acres of backcountry in the Boundary Waters, please see our accompanying film, “A Northern Light,” (below) Encompassing more than 1,000,000 acres along the US-Canada border, the fresh water, wilderness habitat and sustainable jobs of the Boundary Waters…
What We Fish for When We Fish for Carp
How Casper reimagined the North Platte.
River snorkeling’s miserable beauty.
Photo Essay: Waiting for the Wild on Oregon’s North Coast
Feature: Squeaky Wheels, Wild Fish and Carrot Sticks
After a century of conflict on the Columbia between salmon and dams, the fates of these two iconic energy systems are now intertwined.
Feature: An intimate canoe trip through The Boundary Waters with Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate.
How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.
“Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.” —William Ruckelshaus, first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency A coho salmon the size of my pinky drifts quietly in the shade. It’s hardly distinguishable from the sand below. But Marie-France Roy, a professional snowboarder who does volunteer habitat- enhancement work in her hometown…
We are killing what we love. The vast system of hatcheries and open-water fish farms we’ve built is an expression of our affection for cold-water fish—as food, as recreation, as commercial resource. And yet, despite our best intentions, these human-engineered attempts to make up for resource extraction, development and dam building—to somehow do better than…