Video spotlight: Engler

Yeti’s film series on guides is just outstanding. The latest installment, focusing on Colorado northern pike and trout guide Mark Engler, digs pretty deep into the psyche of a socially awkward kid who became a guide because fishing and hunting were the only things that made him happy. Sound familiar? Today, Engler is a celebrated … Read more

Video spotlight: The People We Met: Lars Munk

The Hooke film series focusing on the people who fish is pretty darned cool. Not only do these short films feature some wonderful scenery from Scandanavia and other destinations, but they focus on the people who fish and find ways to incorporate fishing into their lives. Lars Munk is no exception. A Dane now living, … Read more

Video spotlight: 120 Days

Many fly fishers claim obsession. We spend hours and hours hunched over fly tying vises meticulously crafting the right bug for the right fish at the right time of year … or even the right time of day. We load up on thousands of dollars worth of gear—whether we really need it or not. We … Read more

Video spotlight: Using nippers to beat knots

If you’re like me, and not the perfect fly caster in the wind, you’ve experienced your share of wind knots that have fouled up a solid hook-set or just made tough casting even harder. Getting wind knots is easy, really. Getting them untangled? Not so much. In the video below, Joe Shafer shows a simple … Read more

Video spotlight: Above Iliamna

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is home to the most important run of sockeye salmon on earth—about half of all commercially harvested sockeye come from this run, and they provide about 14,000 American jobs every single year. This fishery, as we’ve noted for well over a decade, is priceless. Yet the threat of Pebble Mine looms like … Read more

Video spotlight: Chalk

The origin of modern-day fly fishing can be likely be traced to the fabled chalk streams of Britain—those clear, cold spring creeks where the art of presenting the upstream dry fly was pioneered. Rivers like the Test come to mind when I think of chalk streams, but the video below gives me a bit of … Read more

Video spotlight: Once You Pop, You Can’t Stop

Who doesn’t like catching fish on top? With poppers, no less. Several years back, while fishing with a great group of guys on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, I was introduced to the fact that pink salmon—yes, pink salmon—will hit poppers just as they’re reporting for spawning duty from the saltwater. We spent one glorious afternoon … Read more

Video spotlight: I am a Fly Fisherman

Put yourself in the shoes of Rich Schwend, a hard-rock miner from Billings, Mont., but also a rabid fly fisher. “Being a miner in a fly fishing community isn’t easy,” he says. He gets that, in today’s fly fishing world, protecting our trout resources often means that anglers are at odds with the mining industry. … Read more