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Tag: brown trout

"Fly Fishing Brown Trout in Small Streams at Maruia, Part 1"

"Brown trout fly fishing in small streams is exciting. Hunting brown trout is a game of poking about the likely holding water in a trout stream, looking for a rising brown trout, spotting the brown trout or prospecting. Stalking rising and cruising brown trout takes on a whole new level of fly fishing in trout streams and in this video, the first episode of...

"How to Fly Fish Trout Streams: Tips, Tactics & Discussion - Backwater Cyclers"

"Fly fishing for brown trout often requires stealth and dedication and time to allow things to unfold on trout streams. Stalking rising and cruising brown trout takes on a whole new level of fly fishing in trout streams, in particular, back waters. The engagement can often be intense. In this video we lead with a short, on the water video that examines fly...

"Stalking Brown Trout Under Willow Cover"

"Fly fishing for brown trout is one of the hilights of trout stream anglers. Stalking rising and cruising brown trout takes on a whole new level of fly fishing in trout streams. Add overhead cover like heavy bushes, and the engagement is intense and intimate. In this video we lead with a short, on the water video that examines stalking brown tout under...

"Succinct": How to Fly Fish Spring Creeks

"This video takes a dramatic, fun turn we can all relate to! 😊🤣 There are a million fly fishing tips to spring creeks. Your approach and presentation are critical but at the same time there's just some fish that don't want to play ball. Whether it's your approach angle or recent angling pressure, the trout simply doesn't like something and moves off...

"October Trout"

While July may be a month for tall glasses of lemonade and August a time for corn on the cob, melted butter dripping down the sides, September is a month of transition. Summer may be over, but fall has yet to truly begin. Little rain falls during September and the air is often still. The trout of Bonnie Brook remain languid in water as skinny as a young...

"Walking Upstream on the Matuara"

I started thinking about walking the length of Southland’s 190-kilometre Mataura River sometime in 2015. At first it wasn’t much more than an idle dream, but it eventually crystallised into something I couldn’t resist. For a few years I had wished that someone who had loved the river had written about it, say, in the early part of the last century...

Copper Mine Threatens Smith River

Montana's Smith River is one of the most prized brown trout fisheries in the state, and certainly a top-tier river in the West. Only 900 or so permits are awarded each year for anglers to float the 59-mile stretch of water that's home to some of the fastest fishing for wild brown trout that see relatively few humans. All that is at risk thanks to a new...

Last Call: Saving the Nation’s Atlantic Salmon from Extinction

Editor's Note: This is the second article in our series on fly fishing conservation.  This series appears with the support of Swift Fly Fishing, makers of Epic Fly Rods. Will wild native Atlantic salmon go the way of the passenger pigeon, or will we be able to bring them back from the brink of extinction as we did the bald eagle, our National Bird, or...

Big Trout from the Smallest Stream

"Our latest fly fishing adventure stalking big brown trout in a crystal clear tiny high country spring creek. Join fly fishing addict Colby Colbert for your 15 minute fix of armchair angling chaos chasing big brown trout in wild New Zealand."

Photos: The Fish Are the Heroes

The classic big fish photo — a happy angler in a red shirt gripping a big, dripping trout and grinning at the camera — decorated fly-fishing magazine covers shot for decades. So, anglers got used to taking their own hero shots during their fishing adventures. Walk into any fly shop, and you’ll see sun-bleached shots of grinning anglers holding big...