Video spotlight: Tarpon in Belize

There’s a lot of good fisheries conservation work being done in saltwater these days, what with the appreciation anglers have developed for fish like permit, tarpon and bonefish over the last two decades or so. Angler science is becoming a mainstream idea—just a few years ago, I helped catch and tag permit in Mexico’s Ascension … Read more

Video spotlight: Middle of Nowhere

We’ve all dreamed of being the first angler to set foot in some remote paradise. The first to cast to catch fish that have never seen a fly. That fantasy is buried in the depths of all our souls, and, sadly, for most of us, it won’t become a reality. But we can live vicariously … Read more

Video spotlight: Interview with a Brook Trout

Special thanks to Carolyn Thomas, a middle school science teacher at Wildwood Middle School in Shenandoah Junction, WV for today’s video. Her students worked with staff and volunteers at the National Conservation Training Center outside of Shepherdstown, WV, on this project, and they have a long list of conservation partners who work with students throughout … Read more

Video spotlight: Hank Patterson explains TU to newbies

I first met Travis Swartz several years back, when the first “Hank Patterson” videos hit YouTube and became all the range. The idea of a know-it-all guide misguiding those under his tutelage really struck a cord with the fly fishing community, and Travis’ deadpan portrayal of the “world-famous fly fishing guide and high-school graduate” was … Read more

Video spotlight: Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Steelhead fishing is an exercise in patience, no matter where you chase these majestic fish. My first two steelhead trips were fruitless endeavors—I spent hours casting over Idaho’s Salmon River with nothing to show for it but a sore shoulder a bout with frustration. It’s a thinker’s brand of fishing, which makes it easy to … Read more

Video spotlight: The Dorado

What do you get when you send one of the world’s best-known steelhead anglers into the Bolivian jungle with a spey rod? Some pretty impressive cinematography, to start. This is a land of wild rivers teeming with toothy fish, high-canopied jungles sheltering everything from jaguars to snakes as long as some of the dug-out canoes … Read more

Video spotlight: Brook Trout Country

Our video post yesterday on an upcoming brook trout film got a lot of traction—it’s clear that I’m not the only guy out there who loves brookies, even if catching them here in the West means I’m catching a non-native fish that’s likely contributed to the decline of native cutthroat trout. Let’s be completely clear … Read more

Video spotlight: Chasing Brook Trout

Here’s one for the romantics in fly fishing—a teaser video to larger project to come about chasing native brook trout. I grew up in Colorado, fishing for introduced brookies in small headwater streams in the Rocky Mountain high country. As a kid, I had no idea that the fish I caught didn’t belong in the … Read more

Video spotlight: Pira

The golden dorado is a bucket-list fish, sure. Ranging from Andes headwater rivers in Bolivia all the way to the southern marshlands of coastal Argentina, they are an amazing fly rod fish and one that has gained a lot of admiration over the last decade or so. The video above highlights the fly fishing for … Read more

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