Natural vs. Prince

One thing nymph anglers often forget–or may never realize–is that nymphs, particularly if they’re suspended under an indicator or high-sticked through a fishy run, will ride through the water column vertically. The good news is, natural nymphs, when struggling in the current and not able to reconnect to river-bottom stones and rocks or other debris, … Read more

Wade Andros

Paraphrasing Todd Moen’s introduction to his film, “Wade Andros” — and George Peppard in the old “A-Team” series, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Below, in his film, Moen captures the essence of wading the Bahamian flats, this time using his wife Kelley as his subject and guide Kadegia Long as Kelley’s mentor. … Read more

‘A Nation’s River’ highlights TU’s efforts in the Potomac headwaters

Dustin Wichterman lives trout.  By day he manages Trout Unlimited’s restoration and protection work in the Potomac headwaters.  Most of the rest of the time he’s either fishing for trout or dreaming about fishing for trout.  And a big part of that dream is that one day the Potomac headwaters will again regularly churn out native brook trout pushing … Read more

International Year of the Salmon

This year is the International Year of the Salmon, and it couldn’t have come too soon. Wild salmon the world over are in peril—once plentiful stocks are dwindling in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dams block migration. Proposed industrial development, like the Pebble Mine in Alaska, threaten intact populations. Pollution, salmon-farm escapees and disease … Read more

Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph

The venerable Pheasant Tail nymph is a fly box staple, and there’s a reason for that. It works. And it’s not the most onerous fly to tie, either, as demonstrated below by Matt Callies of Loon Outdoors, who cranks one out in just a few minutes. These great little nymphs also lend some versatility to … Read more