Firehole River

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    A day on Yellowstone’s storied Firehole River

    The Firehole River above Firehole Falls was once a fishless ribbon of water sourced largely from hot springs, geysers and primordial seeps that pushed to the surface from the bowels of the planet.

    An angler fishes the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park.

    Words by Chris Hunt, photos by Sam Davidson and Chris Hunt Two centuries ago, before European-Americans pushed west and started displacing indigenous people and indigenous wildlife, the rivers and streams of the Rockies teamed with trout, char, whitefish and grayling. Sam Davidson drifts a nymph through a fishy run on the upper Firehole River. But…

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    Fishing in Yellowstone will be a little different this year

    There will be some changes to fishing in Yellowstone this summer, at least at the beginning of the season.

    Fishing the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park.

    Opening day for angling in Yellowstone National Park is traditionally the Saturday before Memorial Day (this year, it falls on May 23), and that's not changing in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. But, according to Linda Veress of the park's public affairs office, only rivers and streams in the park's southern half will be…

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    Atherton No. 2 Nymph

    Tying the Atherton No. 2 Nymph

    Tying the Atherton No. 2 Nymph

    Well-known fly pattern creator John Atherton wasn't much for literal imitation when it came to tying his flies. Instead, he was the discipline's answer to impressionist painters—nothing looks exactly right in an Atherton creation, but nothing looks too out of place, either. Thankfully, trout often seem to look at flies the same we tend to…