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Where gravity does the work

Chad turned to his wife Erin,    “If I don’t make it back, I died doing what I love.”  It was well-spoken and sealed with a kiss. The Class III rapids of the canyon are far from the roughest or most...

Colorado has a water plan; now let’s fully fund it.

Finalized in 2015, the Colorado Water Plan is backed by rural and urban water providers, agricultural producers, conservationists and recreationists, and those on both sides of the political aisle. It is described by its authors as...

The New Zealand Strike Indicator

I’m not big on gimmicks when it comes to fly fishing. Anything that requires an extra tool on the water, or some complex, newfangled series of steps in order to make something work like it should rarely appeals to me. But my friend Walt Gasson changed my...

How to pack for a trip to Bristol Bay

The flights are booked, the lodging is arranged. You’re going to Bristol Bay. Dang, I’m jealous.

The hype is real: A day on the Upper Delaware

“Wait? What? You’ve never fished the Delaware River?”  If you live in the East and are an avid (borderline obsessed) trout angler, this is the kind of thing you will hear from peers if you admit that you’ve never wet a line in one of the East’s most famous...

FisheWear Wedge Tote

It seems like I’m always short a hand or two and a good tote bag can definitely make life easier, whether running errands or heading to the water, the Wedge Tote from FisheWear is a great addition to any angler’s life.  Perfect for hauling gear to...

A milestone in native trout recovery

The native Paiute cutthroat trout is swimming free again in Silver King Creek high in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

At home on the Tongass

New challenges face America’s largest national forest as the Trump administration looks to roll back the Roadless Rule. 

Conservation

The hype is real: A day on the Upper Delaware

The hype is real: A day on the Upper Delaware

“Wait? What? You’ve never fished the Delaware River?”  If you live in the East and are an avid (borderline obsessed) trout angler, this is the kind of thing you will hear from peers if you admit that you’ve never wet a line in one of the East’s most famous trout rivers.  I got it again a few months ago when a friend here in Virginia introduced me to her visiting son, who lives in New York City and recently decided he wanted to join what is apparently a new millennial fascination with fly fishing.  He was hoping I could provide some tips for fishing the upper Delaware. You...

Fishing

Casting into the wind

The wind is considered by many to be among the biggest challenges fly fishers face on a consistent basis. And, to some extent, that’s entirely accurate. A strong headwind can turn an otherwise perfect day on the water into something significantly less enjoyable....

Voices from the River

Trout Tips

Video Spotlight

Off Season

Off Season

We all have a passion in life, even if, like my kids, we haven’t really figured out what it is yet. For fly fishers—real, die-hard, rather-fish-than-eat anglers—our passion is simple. A rod, a line, a fly and some water are all it takes to ignite the lamp in our...

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Hallowed waters

Hallowed waters

For more than a decade, Montanans have worked together to create a lasting solution for public lands in the Blackfoot River watershed. That solution is the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. This bill will protect the Blackfoot River by permanently protecting its...

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Travel

Getting out there

Getting out there

Allegra, Grant and I emerged from the densely wooded trail, stepping out onto the wooden bridge for our first view of Resurrection Bay. Mountains jutted up from the water as the evening sun shone through Tonsina Creek valley, and ravens flew overhead. Spawning silver and chum salmon pooled up in riffles below us, and our noses filled with the decaying fish that came before them, soon to be the ravens’ feast.

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Conehead Bunny Leach

Conehead Bunny Leach

Brown trout across the nation are on the move—fall is when they’re most active and most aggressive as they’re preparing to spawn or defending redds. And, often, the best way to elicit strikes from big browns is to chase them with streamers. Step-by-step...

Boy Scout

Boy Scout

Editor’s note: A variation of this piece first appeared in Hatch Magazine. Preparedness was never my thing. There’s a reason I made it to Webelo, but didn’t matriculate farther through the Boy Scout system. You can only show up at the den meeting without your...

Best. Idea. Ever.

Best. Idea. Ever.

By Corey Fisher Over four decades ago Congress declared that “it is the policy of the United States that…the public lands be retained in Federal ownership”. These words were part of the Federal Lands Management Policy Act of 1976 and they marked a point...

Getting out there

Getting out there

Allegra, Grant and I emerged from the densely wooded trail, stepping out onto the wooden bridge for our first view of Resurrection Bay. Mountains jutted up from the water as the evening sun shone through Tonsina Creek valley, and ravens flew overhead. Spawning silver and chum salmon pooled up in riffles below us, and our noses filled with the decaying fish that came before them, soon to be the ravens’ feast.

The Woolly Worm

The Woolly Worm

The Woolly Bugger’s less-sophisticated cousin, the Woolly Worm, is an excellent searching pattern for subsurface trout, and it has the added benefit of being an excellent pattern for panfish, like crappy and bluegill. Above, Tim Flagler ties a really durable...

Happy Public Lands Month!

Jillian Lukiwski backpacking and fishing in Idaho’s Sawtooth mountain range near Stanley, ID. By Corey Fisher Trout Unlimited is devoting the month of September to celebrating public lands and the agencies dedicated to upholding America’s public land heritage....

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