fly fishing Stories
The Big Muddy is polluted. Securing the Driftless Area can help clean it.
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.
In North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, a collaboration between anglers and mountain bikers uses better trails to create healthier rivers.
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.
A Small Florida Town Was Once Host to the World’s Largest Tarpon. What Happened?
Conservation, fishing and the 2020 election.
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.
How Casper reimagined the North Platte.
When you lose your trout stream to climate change, where do you go to find yourself? It was late September and the creek ran clear and low out of the West Elks in southwestern Colorado. My favorite time of year: Through the V of the ravine upstream I could see the shoulders of Mount Gunnison…
I recently had the opportunity to tag along with two of the world’s leading bonefish researchers for a weekend of fishing Grand Bahama Island out of East End Lodge. Dr. Aaron Adams serves as the director of science and conservation for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), a non-profit based in Miami whose mission is to conserve…
Fly fishing guide Ansil Saunders recalls his time in the boat with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I’m not a scientist. But I am a fisherman of more than 70 years, and I’ve seen firsthand that of the myriad threats facing cold-water fish all over the world, global warming is the most dire. Water all over the planet is heating up in response to climate change, and our cold-water fish are in…
Teaching your kids to fish is smart. Having Yvon Chouinard teach your kids to fish is genius.
Back in Tokyo, for a break. Just in need of a change, you know, “to get away from things.” Having worked hard all summer long, there couldn’t be more of a contrast between reeling in salmon on a river in Swedish Lapland and heading to Tokyo. For me, working hard means fishing hard and playing…
Professional photographer Andrew Burr reaffirms his skill set in Mongolia.
Why Fish A Single Pattern All Year? Insight (And a Lot of Fish)
At first light, a toucan comes flying over the patio and sits in an old tree in front of the house. The bird stares at me as I have my first sip of coffee. Then another toucan lands in the tree, followed by a whole flock. I get up and snap a picture of the…
Both of my kids love their science classes in school, and Skyla often mentions wanting to be a marine biologist when she grows up. So when the field biologists from the Wild Fish Conservancy invited us to participate in some beach-seine sampling, as part of their project to assess juvenile salmon habitat around Puget Sound, we jumped…
Standing up to save a special place before it’s gone.
Fundamentals of releasing a fish and the path to responsible angling.