Yellowstone Cutthroat Getting Bigger

The native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake have faced numerous obstacles to their continued existence. Illegally introduced lake trout wreaked havoc on the Yellowstone cutthroat population, but efforts to reduce that lake trout population is starting to show promising results. The average size of cutthroat in Yellowstone Lake has increased, correlating...

5 Fly Fishing Lessons Learned the Hard Way

In this story over at the Orvis blog, Phil Monahan shares five fly fishing lessons he had to learn the hard way. Hopefully, the rest of us can learn from Phil's mistakes, like slapping the water with your rod tip when you're mad. If you're wondering, that's a great way to break a fly rod. You can read about that mistake, and all the others, here.

Simple Nymphing Part 2

Todd Tanner wrote the first installment of his Simple Nymphing series over at Hatch Magazine last winter. He's followed it up with a part two, where he continues his work to simplify nymphing and make it more understandable for all anglers. You can read it here.

Review of Mending the Line

Mending the Line is a new feature-length film that focuses on the healing power of fly fishing in the life of a Iraq War veteran. It's filled with stars like Brian Cox and Sinqua Walls. But it's more than just another film about veterans dealing with the horrors of war, and it's more than a film about fly fishing, too. Ross Purnell, over at Fly Fisherman...

Story: What The Little Fish Say

In this poignant story over at Gink & Gasoline, Louis Cahill reminds us why it's important to pay attention to the little fish in a river. You can read the story here.

Montana Rivers in Trouble

As many anglers in the West are aware, the famous Big Hole River in Montana has recently faced problems with its brown trout population. Brown trout numbers have declined on the Big Hole for years, but a new report shows that other trout numbers are down in the Big Hole, too. And it's not just this river, but other nearby fisheries in that part of Montana...

Ask The Experts: Approaching New Water

In this recent post over at the Orvis blog, Phil Monahan poses a great question to a panel of experts, who all weigh in with their advice about approaching new water. With summer right around the corner, this is a great primer for those who are looking to explore and find some great new fishing spots this year. You can read the story here.

Lee and Joan Wulff Legacy Circle

Fly Fishers International (FFI) has announced the formation of a new legacy giving program, dubbed the Lee and Joan Wulff Legacy Circle. The program will allow donors to "create their own fly fishing legacy through their estate plans," per a press release from FFI. This program was formed to honor the late Lee Wulff, and his wife Joan. Both are icons of fly...

You Don't Have To Match the Hatch

In this recent story over at Troutbitten, Dom Swentosky walks us through the oft-misunderstood topic of matching the hatch. Contrary to popular belief, there's no need to always match the hatch. Dom explains this very well in his story, which you can read here.

Tying Tuesday: Barr's Stonefly

In this week's edition of Tying Tuesday, Charlie Craven shows us how to tie the Barr's Stonefly nymph. It's a variation on the venerable Barr's Emerger, which is one of my personal favorite flies.