Video spotlight: Amazon River Fly Fishing

My friend Mark Melnyk travels the world hosting episodes of The New Fly Fisher, an old-school fly-fishing program that’s adapting to its web-only format quite nicely. Every time I watch an episode, I’m transported back to those lazy Saturday mornings in the 1990s and early 2000s, when hosts like Jose Wejebe and Flip Pallot would … Read more

Video spotlight: How to Fish Jig-head Streamers

Throwing big, weighted streamers can be challenging for a lot of anglers—the added weight also adds some needed nuances to your cast, if for no other reason than to avoid wearing a big, purple monstrosity as an earring. But what about flies tied to even heavier jigheads? Is the need to get really deep, really … Read more

Video spotlight: Aniak Mousing

Todd Moen at Catch Magazine is at it again. The mousing subculture among fly fishers is just as rabid as any steelhead conclave or dry-fly crew. Chasing big trout on mouse patterns has become nothing short of a religious endeavor for many. Video of Aniak Mousing *TRAILER* – Alaska Fly Fishing by Todd Moen And … Read more

Video spotlight: Tom Rosenbauer’s Top 8 Fall Flies

From the “What the Experts Like” Department, Orvis brings you this great little informative video that first aired as a Facebook Live post earlier this month. But now, you can check out Tom Rosenbauer’s eight favorite fall flies on your own. Video of Tom Rosenbauer's Top 8 Fall Flies The message? Vary your size and … Read more

Video spotlight: Run Wild and Free

Oregon’s Rogue River, one of the country’s first designated Wild and Scenic Rivers. By Kyle Smith This week marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Passed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1968, the Act was created “to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values … Read more

Video spotlight: How to fish riffles for trout

One of the best days I ever had on my local river—the South Fork of the Snake—was spent almost exclusively fishing riffles with big stonefly nymphs, maybe a week or so before the river’s fabled salmonfly hatch that generally happens sometime around the Fourth of July. The upper South Fork is a braided, fishy wonderland … Read more

Video spotlight: Striker’s Point Lodge

In the summer of 2017, I was lucky enough to join a group of friends on a quick trip to northwest Ontario, where we visited a couple of lodges with Mark Melnyk, who works for Wildnerness North, which owns and operates a handful of lodges in the North Woods. One of these lodges was Stiker’s … Read more

Video spotlight: Crystal clear

If all brown trout in the Swedish Lapland are as eager as the fish in the video below to hit a dry fly, sign me up. How many times have you had multiple shots at the same brown, sight-fishing no less? Once, maybe, during the salmonfly hatch or at the height of hopper season? Video … Read more

Video spotlight: The importance of proper positioning

Years ago, while fishing the Rio Grande in southern Colorado with Kirk Deeter, I was casting to a rising trout but getting foiled by contrary currents in the river. Drag kept, well, dragging me down. Kirk, a guide and now the editor of TROUT Magazine, gave me the simplest—yet most important—piece of advice I’ve ever … Read more