Fly Fishing Stories

Joshua Hutchins
Share the Love. Share the Poster.
Share the Love. Share the Poster.
Share the Love. Share the Poster.

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

Steve Duda
2 min de lecture
Born with This
Born with This
Born with This

The last days of the Klamath River dams.

Steve Duda
20 min de lecture
The Darkest Web
The Darkest Web
The Darkest Web

Protecting the Gulf of Mexico from illegal fishing.

Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate
11 min de lecture
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River

50th Anniversary Wild And Scenic Rivers Act

8 min de lecture
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 min de lecture
You Call Yourself an Angler?
You Call Yourself an Angler?
You Call Yourself an Angler?

Conservation, fishing and the 2020 election.

Stephen Sautner
7 min de lecture
When a River Burns
When a River Burns
When a River Burns

Of forests, fire and fish.

Amanda Monthei
6 min de lecture
When Mountains Become Islands
When Mountains Become Islands
When Mountains Become Islands

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

John Larison
8 min de lecture
Taking Back Puget Sound
Taking Back Puget Sound
Taking Back Puget Sound

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

Dylan Tomine
7 min de lecture
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

Photo Essay: The Medicines of Wanderlust

Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate
2 min de lecture
Ghosts
Ghosts
Ghosts

What We Fish for When We Fish for Carp

Steve Duda
7 min de lecture
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

How Casper reimagined the North Platte.

Dave Zoby
12 min de lecture
Il Pescatore Completo
Il Pescatore Completo
Il Pescatore Completo

Arturo Pugno, a fisherman in the Italian Alps, is the last known practitioner of an ancient style of flyfishing remarkable for its pure simplicity.

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Feeling the River All Around
Feeling the River All Around
Feeling the River All Around

River snorkeling’s miserable beauty.

Brett Tallman
4 min de lecture
It’s All Home Water: Steelhead Green
It’s All Home Water: Steelhead Green
It’s All Home Water: Steelhead Green

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

Steve Duda
2 min de lecture
It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead
It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead
It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead

Feature: Squeaky Wheels, Wild Fish and Carrot Sticks

Steve Duda
10 min de lecture
Power Shift on the Columbia
Power Shift on the Columbia
Power Shift on the Columbia

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

Jim Norton
7 min de lecture
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

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

Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate
6 min de lecture
Finnish Breakthrough
Finnish Breakthrough
Finnish Breakthrough

How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.

Gregory Fitz
8 min de lecture
Artifishal
Artifishal
Artifishal

The road to extinction is paved with good intentions

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The Best Hatchery Is a Healthy River
The Best Hatchery Is a Healthy River
The Best Hatchery Is a Healthy River

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…

Dylan Tomine
2 min de lecture
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

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…

Peter Heller
7 min de lecture
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

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…

Nick Roberts
9 min de lecture
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

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

Brian Irwin
8 min de lecture
A Fisherman Reflects on Global Warming
Photo: Bruce Kirkby
A Fisherman Reflects on Global Warming

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…

Yvon Chouinard
3 min de lecture
How Yvon Taught My Kids About Fly Fishing
Photo: Dylan Tomine
How Yvon Taught My Kids About Fly Fishing

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

Dylan Tomine
4 min de lecture
Almost Two Decades Watching Wild Salmon from the Same Perch
Illustration: Cathy Eliot
Almost Two Decades Watching Wild Salmon from the Same Perch

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,…

Lee Spencer
4 min de lecture
The Salmon Foxtrot: The Wisdom of Fishermen
Photo: Håkan Stenlund
The Salmon Foxtrot: The Wisdom of Fishermen

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…

Håkan Stenlund
6 min de lecture
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

Professional photographer Andrew Burr reaffirms his skill set in Mongolia.

Andrew Burr
4 min de lecture
One Fly, Many Lessons
Photo: Chris Gaggia
One Fly, Many Lessons

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

Yvon Chouinard
11 min de lecture
Finding Excuses to Extend a Fly-Fishing Trip in Argentina
Photo: Håkan Stenlund
Finding Excuses to Extend a Fly-Fishing Trip in Argentina

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…

Håkan Stenlund
5 min de lecture
“Real Life” Science with the Wild Fish Conservancy
Photo: Dylan Tomine
“Real Life” Science with the Wild Fish Conservancy

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…

Dylan Tomine
3 min de lecture
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

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…

Dave McCoy
5 min de lecture
The Release
The Release
The Release

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…

Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD
9 min de lecture
Fear and Self-Loathing in Punta Allen
Fear and Self-Loathing in Punta Allen
Fear and Self-Loathing in Punta Allen

“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…

Mike Thompson
9 min de lecture
Tenkara with Yvon Chouinard and Patagonia [Updated with Video]
Tenkara with Yvon Chouinard and Patagonia [Updated with Video]
Tenkara with Yvon Chouinard and Patagonia [Updated with Video]

My watch battery died within ten minutes of setting foot on the plane about to whisk me out of Great Falls, Montana. I should have realized it for what it was: a sign things were about to change. I had left behind an increasingly weird existence on the Missouri River front and hopped a plane…

Jessica McGlothlin
4 min de lecture
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