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Video spotlight: Buena Suerte

I love rock-hopping and chasing wild trout under the canopy—it’s one of the many visceral experiences that fly fishers can collect over time spent afield. For me, chasing wild brook trout in cold, clear Appalachian waters is among the finest of times spent with a fly rod in hand. When I first saw the video … Read more

Trout Tips: Don’t get cocky

Editor’s note: The following is exerpted from The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing by Kirk Deeter and Charlie Meyers. The number-one mistake most novice fly casters make is going back too far on the backcast. The only tipoffs are the noises of line slapping the water or the rod tip scraping the ground behind … Read more

Voices from the River: Who’s your hero?

TU’s own Tom Reed casts to native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the Wyoming Range. by Chris Hunt I got a note today from someone who read a piece by my fellow Trout Unlimited communicator, Brett Prettyman, on John Weis, a late TU volunteer from Utah who was involved in his local chapter in the … Read more

Traditions: Fishing the High Uintas

By Brett Prettyman Among the many thoughts running through my mind while traipsing though the wilds is one that does more than the others to clear out the chaos and clutter of every day life. “Am I the first human to stand in this place?” The fact I am even pondering the possibility means I … Read more

Fly tying: Koga’s Bonefish Shrimp

My first trip to chase bonefish several years back was a disaster. The Atlantic gales blew through the southern Bahamas, and bones were few and far between. I saw a few, got to cast to one or two and came home after a week without landing a single boneffish. It was horrible. But it steeled … Read more

Video spotlight: Down and Across

Spey casting is becoming a much more mainstream angling method for big-river fishing, and not just for steelhead and salmon. I’m starting to see spey casters on the South Fork and the Henry’s Fork of the Snake with regularity, chasing rainbows, cutthroats and browns in sweeping runs and throwing 100-foot casts with so little effort … Read more

Video spotlight: New England Mountain Fly Fishing

Being a western guy with roots in the Rockies, my angling experience in the mountains of New England is pretty limited. I did spend a great afternoon several years ago chasing fat rainbows in Connectictut’s upper Farmington River before being chased away by a rainstorm, and I got to fish some Adirondack streams for native … Read more