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How to Prevent Trout From Seeing You

How do you avoid alerting fish to your presence?  Here are five strategies I use to help prevent fish from seeing me and perceiving me as a threat. Fish a Longer Rod One way to avoid showing yourself to fish in clear water is to fish from a greater distance. A lot of the nymph fishing I do is based on Euro-nymphing methods. These techniques are inherently...

Brook Trout and Beaver Ponds

Read a book excerpt from Bob Mallard’s new book, Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them, in this post on the Orvis blog. “With the exception of small freestone streams, no type of aquatic habitat is more identified with brook trout than beaver ponds,” Mallard writes. “The image of brook trout sipping insects off the...

New Book: "Same River Twice"

Dam removal projects continue to gain momentum and also generate controversy. “Proponents see restored ecosystems and fish runs. Opponents see diminished irrigation water for agriculture and a loss of beloved recreational lakes.” The Same River Twice, a new book by Peter Brewitt, “presents invaluable case studies for scholars of environmental...

New Fly Fishing Books

Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them by Bob Mallard is a complete guide book to brook trout. From their history and habitat to tactics and techniques for fishing for them, this book has important information for anglers of all levels of expertise. With a foreword by Ted Williams. Stackpole Books [Hardcover] (July 26, 2019)...

Fifty Women Who Fish

In a recent episode of Ask About Fly Fishing internet radio, author Steve Kantner talks about his new book, Fifty Women Who Fish. “Women are the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing and understanding their interest and joy of fishing is important to the industry. Join us and learn why many of these women have made fly fishing an important part of...

New Fly Fishing Books

Catching Yellowstone's Wild Trout: A Fly-Fishing History and Guide by Chris Hunt is the history of Yellowstone’s native fish, from Arctic grayling to cutthroat trout. Hunt, a journalist and experienced angler, “crafts both a guide and homage to Yellowstone's iconic and wild trout.” With a foreword by Mike Sepelak. The History Press [Paperback] (June...

Some Tips for Fishing Yellowstone National Park

First and foremost, it’s your responsibility as an angler to know and follow the fishing regulations put forth by the National Park Service. You’ll need a Yellowstone-specific fishing license, which—along with a copy of the most up-to-date regulations—is available at most fly shops in gateway communities like West Yellowstone, Gardner, Jackson and...

New Fly Fishing Books

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing by Kirk Deeter and Charlie Meyers is now available as an audiobook, narrated by Scott R. Pollak. Since its original print publication, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing has become a classic, offering “a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting...

Top Ten Books for Anglers

From novels and essays to tactics and techniques, Nicole Qualtieri outlines the top ten books every angler should read. “Fishing stories are as old as the rivers that hold ’em. We’ve collected some of our favorite fishing books to fill the time when you’re away from the water.” Read more via Gear Junkie.

Kirk Wallace Johnson Talks “The Feather Thief”

When Kirk Wallace Johnson returned from Baghdad after work with the U.S. Agency for International Development, fighting on behalf of Iraqis who had become refugees as a result of their work alongside America during the war, “Fly-fishing became his escape from the harrowing stress of these real-life realities,” writes Alesha Damerville. “And that’s...