Fly Fishing Stories

Joshua Hutchins
Share the Love. Share the Poster.
Share the Love. Share the Poster.
Share the Love. Share the Poster.
Steve Duda

Patagonia Fly Fish releases “We Stand for the Water We Stand In” poster.

2 minuti di lettura
Be Brave. Be Kind. Go Get ‘Em!
Be Brave. Be Kind. Go Get ‘Em!
Be Brave. Be Kind. Go Get ‘Em!
Aimee Eaton

Raising activist anglers.

11 minuti di lettura
It’s All Home Water: The Bahamas
It’s All Home Water: The Bahamas
It’s All Home Water: The Bahamas
Nick Roberts

Roots and recovery on Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.

12 minuti di lettura
Last Chance to Get It Right
Last Chance to Get It Right
Last Chance to Get It Right
Gregory Fitz

Rule changes and the future of the Olympic Peninsula’s wild steelhead.

18 minuti di lettura
Born with This
Born with This
Born with This
Steve Duda

The last days of the Klamath River dams.

20 minuti di lettura
The Darkest Web
The Darkest Web
The Darkest Web
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

Protecting the Gulf of Mexico from illegal fishing.

11 minuti di lettura
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River

50th Anniversary Wild And Scenic Rivers Act

8 minuti di lettura
It’s All Home Water: The Crash of Florida’s Tarpon Capitol
It’s All Home Water: The Crash of Florida’s Tarpon Capitol
It’s All Home Water: The Crash of Florida’s Tarpon Capitol

A Small Florida Town Was Once Host to the World’s Largest Tarpon. What Happened?

12 minuti di lettura
You Call Yourself an Angler?
You Call Yourself an Angler?
You Call Yourself an Angler?
Stephen Sautner

Conservation, fishing and the 2020 election.

7 minuti di lettura
When a River Burns
When a River Burns
When a River Burns
Amanda Monthei

Of forests, fire and fish.

6 minuti di lettura
When Mountains Become Islands
When Mountains Become Islands
When Mountains Become Islands
John Larison

Are public lands still “public” when you can’t access them?

8 minuti di lettura
Taking Back Puget Sound
Taking Back Puget Sound
Taking Back Puget Sound
Dylan Tomine

A bold plan to kick net-pen salmon farms out for good.

7 minuti di lettura
It’s All Home Water: The Medicines of Wanderlust
It’s All Home Water: The Medicines of Wanderlust
It’s All Home Water: The Medicines of Wanderlust
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

Photo Essay: The Medicines of Wanderlust

2 minuti di lettura
Ghosts
Ghosts
Ghosts
Steve Duda

What We Fish for When We Fish for Carp

7 minuti di lettura
It’s All Home Water: The People’s River
It’s All Home Water: The People’s River
It’s All Home Water: The People’s River
Dave Zoby

How Casper reimagined the North Platte.

12 minuti di lettura
Feeling the River All Around
Feeling the River All Around
Feeling the River All Around
Brett Tallman

River snorkeling’s miserable beauty.

4 minuti di lettura
It’s All Home Water: Steelhead Green
It’s All Home Water: Steelhead Green
It’s All Home Water: Steelhead Green
Steve Duda

Photo Essay: Waiting for the Wild on Oregon’s North Coast

2 minuti di lettura
It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead
It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead
It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead
Steve Duda

Feature: Squeaky Wheels, Wild Fish and Carrot Sticks

10 minuti di lettura
Power Shift on the Columbia
Power Shift on the Columbia
Power Shift on the Columbia
Jim Norton

After a century of conflict on the Columbia between salmon and dams, the fates of these two iconic energy systems are now intertwined.

7 minuti di lettura
It’s All Home Water: Paddling Past the Graveyard
It’s All Home Water: Paddling Past the Graveyard
It’s All Home Water: Paddling Past the Graveyard
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

An intimate canoe trip through The Boundary Waters with Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate.

6 minuti di lettura
Finnish Breakthrough
Finnish Breakthrough
Finnish Breakthrough
Gregory Fitz

How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.

8 minuti di lettura
The Best Hatchery Is a Healthy River
The Best Hatchery Is a Healthy River
The Best Hatchery Is a Healthy River
Dylan Tomine

We are killing what we love. The vast system of hatcheries and open-water fish farms we’ve built is an expression of our affection for cold-water fish—as food, as recreation, as commercial resource. And yet, despite our best intentions, these human-engineered attempts to make up for resource extraction, development and dam building—to somehow do better than…

2 minuti di lettura
Home Pool, Sulphur Creek: Losing a Favorite Fishing Spot to Climate Change
Home Pool, Sulphur Creek: Losing a Favorite Fishing Spot to Climate Change
Home Pool, Sulphur Creek: Losing a Favorite Fishing Spot to Climate Change
Peter Heller

When you lose your trout stream to climate change, where do you go to find yourself? It was late September and the creek ran clear and low out of the West Elks in southwestern Colorado. My favorite time of year: Through the V of the ravine upstream I could see the shoulders of Mount Gunnison…

7 minuti di lettura
Bahamas Bonefish Conservation with Aaron Adams
The author admires a bonefish caught and released on the flats of Grand Bahama. Photo: Justin Lewis
Bahamas Bonefish Conservation with Aaron Adams
Nick Roberts

I recently had the opportunity to tag along with two of the world’s leading bonefish researchers for a weekend of fishing Grand Bahama Island out of East End Lodge. Dr. Aaron Adams serves as the director of science and conservation for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), a non-profit based in Miami whose mission is to conserve…

9 minuti di lettura
Civil Rights and Bonefishing in Bimini
Ansil Saunders points to the mangrove island, still visible today, where the all-tackle world-record bonefish was landed. Photo: Brian Irwin
Civil Rights and Bonefishing in Bimini
Brian Irwin

Fly fishing guide Ansil Saunders recalls his time in the boat with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

8 minuti di lettura
A Fisherman Reflects on Global Warming
Photo: Bruce Kirkby
A Fisherman Reflects on Global Warming
Yvon Chouinard

I’m not a scientist. But I am a fisherman of more than 70 years, and I’ve seen firsthand that of the myriad threats facing cold-water fish all over the world, global warming is the most dire. Water all over the planet is heating up in response to climate change, and our cold-water fish are in…

3 minuti di lettura
How Yvon Taught My Kids About Fly Fishing
Photo: Dylan Tomine
How Yvon Taught My Kids About Fly Fishing
Dylan Tomine

Teaching your kids to fish is smart. Having Yvon Chouinard teach your kids to fish is genius.

4 minuti di lettura
Almost Two Decades Watching Wild Salmon from the Same Perch
Illustration: Cathy Eliot
Almost Two Decades Watching Wild Salmon from the Same Perch
Lee Spencer

As I wake, I become aware of the shovel-scraping-asphalt croak of a blue heron, or the brilliant complex cascading song of the winter wren, or the yammering calls of the kingfisher being chased by an accipiter. In the fall a flock of kinglets, moving through the trees and shrubs surrounding our camp, deliver their pure,…

4 minuti di lettura
The Salmon Foxtrot: The Wisdom of Fishermen
Photo: Håkan Stenlund
The Salmon Foxtrot: The Wisdom of Fishermen
Håkan Stenlund

Back in Tokyo, for a break. Just in need of a change, you know, “to get away from things.” Having worked hard all summer long, there couldn’t be more of a contrast between reeling in salmon on a river in Swedish Lapland and heading to Tokyo. For me, working hard means fishing hard and playing…

6 minuti di lettura
Notes (and Photos) From a Non-Angler on a Fishing Trip
Photo: Andrew Burr
Notes (and Photos) From a Non-Angler on a Fishing Trip
Andrew Burr

Professional photographer Andrew Burr reaffirms his skill set in Mongolia.

4 minuti di lettura
One Fly, Many Lessons
Photo: Chris Gaggia
One Fly, Many Lessons
Yvon Chouinard

Why Fish A Single Pattern All Year? Insight (And a Lot of Fish)

11 minuti di lettura
Finding Excuses to Extend a Fly-Fishing Trip in Argentina
Photo: Håkan Stenlund
Finding Excuses to Extend a Fly-Fishing Trip in Argentina
Håkan Stenlund

At first light, a toucan comes flying over the patio and sits in an old tree in front of the house. The bird stares at me as I have my first sip of coffee. Then another toucan lands in the tree, followed by a whole flock. I get up and snap a picture of the…

5 minuti di lettura
“Real Life” Science with the Wild Fish Conservancy
Photo: Dylan Tomine
“Real Life” Science with the Wild Fish Conservancy
Dylan Tomine

Both of my kids love their science classes in school, and Skyla often mentions wanting to be a marine biologist when she grows up. So when the field biologists from the Wild Fish Conservancy invited us to participate in some beach-seine sampling, as part of their project to assess juvenile salmon habitat around Puget Sound, we jumped…

3 minuti di lettura
How Puget Sound Wild Steelhead Gene Banks Give Salmon a Fighting Chance
How Puget Sound Wild Steelhead Gene Banks Give Salmon a Fighting Chance
How Puget Sound Wild Steelhead Gene Banks Give Salmon a Fighting Chance
Dave McCoy

The cacophonous boom of that explosion will forever resonate within me. With the flip of a switch, one hundred years of destructive history began to wash away. It was a new day—a day in which the Elwha was finally free. At long last, its waters could once again run unabated to the sea and its…

5 minuti di lettura
The Release
The Release
The Release
Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD

Recreational angling is an incredibly popular leisure activity in North America, spanning a wide demographic of our society and occurring almost every place fish can be found. Tools and techniques for recreational angling are also vast and selecting the right gear often consumes a lot of our leisure time, basements, and wallets. It is not…

9 minuti di lettura
Fear and Self-Loathing in Punta Allen
Fear and Self-Loathing in Punta Allen
Fear and Self-Loathing in Punta Allen
Mike Thompson

“Push the button.” “No, you push the button.” “What the hell, push it Ellen!” She did. I knew I was going to be profiled as a narcotraficante even though the contraband I was trying to sneak past the customs officer was anything but drugs. In fact, it was several thousand dollars worth of fishing goodies…

9 minuti di lettura
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