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Stories & Essays

Story: Fly Guy

Brian Flecshig has made an impressive name for himself in fly fishing over the past 30 years as he's operated Mad River Outfitters. Flechsig started the business in 1994, determined to make a fly shop work in Columbus, Ohio. And work, it has. Mad River Outfitters has a cult following on YouTube, and Flechsig is widely recognized as one of the best educators...

Story: Tiger Trout

This is a wonderful story from Louis Cahill at Gink & Gasoline about tiger trout. Where I grew up in Utah, tiger trout are incredibly common. The state record is a 19-pound monster that's only a pound off the official world record. In other areas of the Rocky Mountains - and certainly elsewhere in America - tiger trout aren't nearly as common. So...

Field & Stream Classics: Fishing for Bass

The folks at Field & Stream have been releasing classic stories from their archives over the past year. One of their recent releases was a story from A.J. McClane on fly fishing for bass. You can read the story here.

Story: In-Laws' Bass Pond

This is a fun story from Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline. It's about fishing his in-laws' bass pond. I can't help but wonder, after reading, why my in-laws don't have a bass pond for me to fish. You can read the story here.

New Book Honors Veterans and Fly Fishing

Beau Beasley is in an investigative conservation writer and the Director of the Virginia & Texas Fly Fishing Festivals. This fall, his new book Healing Waters: Veteran's Journey of Recovery in Their Own Words comes out.  Today, we're excited to have the opportunity to share an excerpt from the book. You can read it below.   About an hour west of...

Fly Fishing the Firehole

The folks over at Fly Fisherman Magazine are publishing throwback columns regularly, to give us anglers a taste of the fly fishing writing of years gone by. Their most recent throwback is a column about fishing the Firehole River in Yellowstone. It's by Ernest Schwiebert and titled "Queen of the Yellowstone." You can read it here.

Fly Fisherman Throwback: Mother's Day Hatch

This is a throwback story from the September 1987 edition of Fly Fisherman Magazine that tells the story of the legendary Mother's Day caddis hatch. This is a fun glimpse to what trout fishing was like back in the late '80s. You can read the story here.

Story: Use Your Map!

This is a great story from Justin Pickett over at Gink & Gasoline, about the need to use your map while you're out fishing and exploring. It's a fun read about an adventure he had trying to find a lake in Patagonia. You can read the story here.

Story: Untying

This is a fun story from David N. McIlvaney in Hatch Magazine. The general premise is that the author doesn't tie flies, but can certainly untie them when the situation calls for it. Read the story here.

Story: Everything Has a Flipside

Dom Swentosky, over at Troutbitten, recently penned this fun story titled "Everything Has a Flipside." You can read it in full here.