Selling fly fishing and doing conservation
From big rod makers to small tackle shops, the fly industry makes caring for our waters part of the mission A while ago, I became a member of the American Fly Fishing and Tackle Trade Association, the trade association of the fly-fishing industry. Over the years, the group has been a strong supporter of our…
On native trout, wild browns, and common sense
TU has done more to protect and sustain and restore native trout species than any other organization, and it’s not close.
It’s always good to chat with my old friend Tom Rosenbauer, host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast. Apparently, the episode we did together last week caused a few folks some concern because they couldn’t understand how I could like fishing for brown trout and other wild, though non-native fish, and at the same time…
The easiest mouse pattern you’ll ever tie
I asked my long-time fishing buddies what flies I should be tying for this sure-to-be-epic adventure in the Andes, and I got back a single-word reply from one of them: "Mice."
A quick-and-easy adaptation of the Morrish Mouse. All photos by Chris Hunt. I'm headed down to Chilean Patagonia early next month — I'll leave the chill of Idaho's autumn for spring in the Southern Hemisphere, all for some trout fishing based out of Magic Waters Lodge. I asked my long-time fishing buddies what flies I…
Plying the Andean flats for giant browns
Chris Hunt photo. A distinctly tropical experience in a distinctly trouty wonderland Imagine gliding over that stereotypical, crystal-clear Caribbean flat in search of bonefish or permit, your Spanish-speaking guide doing his best to meet you on your side of the language barrier. Everything is just as it should be. The wind is modest. The sun…
Going back to the vest
We've all been there — water lapping at the top of our waders, shallower water a few feet distant but the spot directly in front maybe just a few inches too deep. During a recent outing I stood waist-deep in a chilly run, wondering if I needed to turn around and wade back into the…
Patagonia to repair waders, clothing at Denver Fly Fishing Show
Going to be in Denver for the Fly Fishing Show this weekend? Bring along your favorite pair of leaky waders—the folks at Patagonia will repair them. Free. Patagonia’s Worn Wear Wagon will be at the show at the Denver Mart north of downtown. The repair team will be outfitted with new tools and supplies to…
Skating big dries for big trout
Nicco stood next to me along the middle reaches of Patagonia's Malleo River in the fading Argentine light. Willows shrouded the creek, and I could only see the silhouette of the big Fat Albert as it drifted in the heavy water just across river. Nicco, my guide for the day, chose the hefty, foam monstrosity…