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  • Fishing

    Panfish … for the pan

    Across the country, the panfish bite is on. Or it's about to be on, depending on where you live. And don't be shy. Take your limit. Especially of the small ones. Panfish, like bluegill, bream, pumpkinseed and almost all varieties of sunfish are prone to overpopulating and stunting in a lot of lakes and ponds.…

  • Video spotlight

    Hank Patterson’s List of Shots

    Ah, Hank Patterson. The guy who says what the rest of us are thinking. Not to belittle the fly-fishing film world—I just went to this year's version of the Fly Fishing Film Tour and enjoyed every minute of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Pr6z_c-OQ The all important list of shots But, as Hank has adeptly noted in the trailer…

  • Fishing

    ‘Catching Yellowstone’s Wild Trout’

    Editor's note: The following is excerpted from the new book, "Catching Yellowstone's Wild Trout: A Fly-fishing History and Guide," by Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited's national digital director. The book, endorsed by TU, is available for pre-order now, and hits shelves on June 17. Several of today’s iconic fisheries in Yellowstone National Park are only fisheries…

  • Fishing

    Casting into high winds

    Ugh. The wind. The bane of every fly caster. Well, not ever caster, obviously. But those of us who don't often deal with the wind on a regular basis (read: those of us who might get to the bonefish flats but once every couple of years, for instance) can find the wind to be a…

  • Fly tying

    Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph

    The venerable Pheasant Tail nymph is a fly box staple, and there's a reason for that. It works. And it's not the most onerous fly to tie, either, as demonstrated below by Matt Callies of Loon Outdoors, who cranks one out in just a few minutes. https://youtu.be/YgyPaFIEw8s Matt Callies ties the Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph.…

  • Fishing

    Yellowstone to update anglers on native trout plan

    The Yellowstone River flows through the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. If you live near Yellowstone National Park and want to learn more about the park's fishing opportunities, and its ongoing efforts to restore native trout and grayling in park waters, you'll soon have a chance to meet directly with Park…

  • Fishing

    Let your fly reel rock

    Classic rock and fly fishing don't often seem to go together. Just hit any of the film festivals that are currently touring the country. The music embedded behind the cinematography rarely features Iron Maiden, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen ... or AC/DC. It's usually peaceful and rolling. It's meant to inspire and supplement the beauty of…