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Freshwater Vs. Saltwater Fly Fishing

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: "What are the differences between freshwater fly fishing and saltwater fly fishing? Do you fly fish with different rods and reels and other equipment when you fish for saltwater fish and freshwater fish?" via email Many fly anglers fish in both fresh and salt water. After...

Five Files for April on the Colorado River

April is here and trout are starting to hone in on one of our favorite mayflies - the Blue Winged Olive/BWO/Baetis. After seeing midges for months on end, trout welcome this diminutive olive bodied mayfly readily, especially as the hatch strengthens and peaks through the month of April.

Underwater World of Trout: Feeding Lies

In this study of trout feeding behaviors, we go into the streams and examine the facts and get the real answers. Some you expect, others you won't believe until you see them yourself. How trout rise offer clues to what they are eating. But have you ever had a chance to observe the difference between a trout taking an emerger, sipping a dun, tilting on a...

Video Hatch: “The Return”

Dave Sweet has spent over a decade helping to bring the Yellowstone cutthroat trout back from the brink of extinction. In this film, along with his daughter, Diana, a fisheries biologist, he travels “into the infamous Thorofare area of Yellowstone, the most remote wilderness in the lower 48, to see if his efforts have been successful and if the trout has...

"The Essential Mo"

Trout School tells the story of how Mo Bradley was part of a small group of dedicated fly fishers who in the 1960s developed new tactics for taking Kamloops trout in the dry, central plateau region of British Columbia. One cold December night, Mo called me in Vancouver from his home in Kamloops. It was just after Christmas and he was checking in. He was his...

Broad Impacts of Lake Trout in Yellowstone

The introduction of nonnative lake trout into Yellowstone Lake has affected more than the native cutthroat trout populations. “Zooplankton, cutthroat trout, river otters, osprey, bald eagles, bears and likely elk are among the creatures whose numbers, diet and behavior have been altered as a result of the presence of the invasive fish,” concludes new...

Book Review - "Moving Water: Reflections of an Artist"

In my perfect dream, I’m sitting in a rocker on the porch of a farmhouse. My legs are raised. With my ankles crossed, the heels of my boots lean against the porch railing. My companion of twelve years, a black Lab named Buck, lies beside the rocker. His big head is cradled on the top of paws mottled with gray. Set between two spruce notches, my eight-foot...

Travel and Trout Fishing in the Scottish Borders

This article was first published in Strung Magazine: Life At the Treeline. Strung Magazine is the only publication dedicated to living a mindful sporting lifestyle in the 21st century. Staple feature departments dedicated to fly fishing, responsible hunting, destination travel, and the preservation of natural resources are bolstered by rotating features...

Mice Attacked by Brook Trout | Labrador

Labrador has long been famous for the size and number of its brook trout, which is why Tom Rosenbauer always had it on his “bucket list.” Tom is a passionate small stream trout angler, and previous to his trip to Three Rivers Lodge his largest Brook Trout brought to hand was fifteen inches. Colin McKeown, host of The New Fly Fisher TV series, has been...

Fish Recovery Project in Pend Oreille Watershed

A recovery project spanning hundreds of mile of creeks, rivers and lakes in the Pend Oreille River watershed is proving a huge success for populations of westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout. “When it’s finished, the project will rank among the largest native-fish recovery efforts in the country,” writes Fred Willenbrock. “The work includes...