• Fishing

    Keeping brook trout secrets in Appalachia

    A brook trout under water.

    Editor's note: In 2016, Danielle Arceneaux quit her job in Brooklyn and moved full-time to Asheville, N.C., in part to pursue fly fishing. This is the second installment in a series of blog posts that will describe Danielle’s experience on the water in Asheville. You can read the first installment here. By Danielle Arceneaux I…

  • Fishing

    Small Stream Colorado

    Talk about going home again ... Todd Moen of Catch Magazine just dropped his latest short film, and it hit me like a surge of nostalgia. I grew up in Colorado and went to college in Gunnison, where much of "Small Stream Colorado" was filmed. The countless little creeks that drain into the Taylor, East…

  • Featured

    An introspection about working with water and trout

    By Andy Rasmussen I learned in school that rivers are the lifeblood of nature and civilization. Draining entire continents in their meandering course, the great river systems deliver lifegiving water and commerce to much of the earth’s surface. And as fishers we know that “eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” On…

  • Gear reviews

    Simms Flyweight wading shoes

    A great shoe for wading wet in small streams

    A great option for backcountry anglers who might walk miles to get to the water Backcountry trout fishing here in the West is so close I can smell it — the scent of sweet stream-side willows wafting through the open screen of a tent pitched under lodgepole pines might be my favorite olfactory trigger. It…

  • Fishing

    Matt Callies’ Hare’s Ear Nymph

    The good old Hare's Ear ... every fly box has a few (or should, by God). Of late, I'm seeing a lot of folks at the vise adding their own little touches of goodness to this venerable patterns, but Matt Callies, who ties for Loon Outdoors, has produced what has quickly become my favorite. Generally…