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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 min Read
A River’s Own Name
A River’s Own Name
A River’s Own Name
Cameron Keller Scott

Poet Cameron Keller Scott reads an excerpt from his piece, A River’s Own Name.  View a video excerpt of A River’s Own Name at the link below. I. Valley Maker Suppose one day we were to wake up and understand the name of a river. Not the names we’ve given, but the name it asks us to…

8 min Read
Water Is Common Ground
Water Is Common Ground
Water Is Common Ground
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

Building community deep in the heart of Texas.

12 min Read
Cow Skull Hill
Cow Skull Hill
Cow Skull Hill
Erin Spaulding

The toughest fish you’ll ever catch could knock a few minutes off your finish time at Flyathlon, a backcountry race in Colorado that combines trail running and fly fishing.

10 min Read
Return from That Other Place
Return from That Other Place
Return from That Other Place
Ben Herndon

Paddling Salish and Nimiipuu homewaters, once again.

12 min Read
The Art of Letting Go
The Art of Letting Go
The Art of Letting Go
Steve Schmidt

Updating catch and release.

7 min Read
Running Out of North
Running Out of North
Running Out of North
Dylan Tomine

An excerpt from Dylan Tomine’s Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession, and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman proves he was born to fish and born to write.

4 min Read
Not Hurt, Healing
Not Hurt, Healing
Not Hurt, Healing
Aimee Eaton

Taking off the bandages is just the beginning.

13 min Read
One Fish to Feed Them All
One Fish to Feed Them All
One Fish to Feed Them All
Steve Duda

Tiny but mighty, herring might be the most important fish in the ocean.

7 min Read
It’s All Home Water: Restorative Shovels and Dynamite
It’s All Home Water: Restorative Shovels and Dynamite
It’s All Home Water: Restorative Shovels and Dynamite
Gregory Fitz

Upstream of the Snake River dams in Idaho, Riggins waits for the fish to return.

17 min Read
It’s All Home Water: Cuyahoga Comeback
It’s All Home Water: Cuyahoga Comeback
It’s All Home Water: Cuyahoga Comeback
Stephanie Vermillion

Ohio’s burning river made headlines in 1969. Now, the Cuyahoga’s telling a new story.

10 min Read
Shifting Currents
Shifting Currents
Shifting Currents
Emerald LaFortune

Guiding queer identities in rural Idaho.

11 min Read
It’s All Home Water: Mississippi Clean
It’s All Home Water: Mississippi Clean
It’s All Home Water: Mississippi Clean
Tom Hazelton

The Big Muddy is polluted. Securing the Driftless Area can help clean it.

10 min Read
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 min Read
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 min Read
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 min Read
Born with This
Born with This
Born with This
Steve Duda

The last days of the Klamath River dams.

20 min Read
The Darkest Web
The Darkest Web
The Darkest Web
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

Protecting the Gulf of Mexico from illegal fishing.

11 min Read
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River

50th Anniversary Wild And Scenic Rivers Act

8 min Read
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 Read
You Call Yourself an Angler?
You Call Yourself an Angler?
You Call Yourself an Angler?
Stephen Sautner

Conservation, fishing and the 2020 election.

7 min Read
When a River Burns
When a River Burns
When a River Burns
Amanda Monthei

Of forests, fire and fish.

6 min Read
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 min Read
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 min Read
It’s All Home Water: Paddling in the Shadow of a Mine
It’s All Home Water: Paddling in the Shadow of a Mine
It’s All Home Water: Paddling in the Shadow of a Mine
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

Photo Essay: The Medicines of Wanderlust

2 min Read
Ghosts
Ghosts
Ghosts
Steve Duda

What We Fish for When We Fish for Carp

7 min Read
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 min Read
Feeling the River All Around
Feeling the River All Around
Feeling the River All Around
Brett Tallman

River snorkeling’s miserable beauty.

4 min Read
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 min Read
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 min Read
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 min Read
Paddling Past The Graveyard
Paddling Past The Graveyard
Paddling Past The Graveyard
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

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

6 min Read
Finnish Breakthrough
Finnish Breakthrough
Finnish Breakthrough
Gregory Fitz

How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.

8 min Read
Saving One River: Hoh Steelhead in Decline
Saving One River: Hoh Steelhead in Decline
Saving One River: Hoh Steelhead in Decline
Colin Wiseman

“Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.” —William Ruckelshaus, first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency A coho salmon the size of my pinky drifts quietly in the shade. It’s hardly distinguishable from the sand below. But Marie-France Roy, a professional snowboarder who does volunteer habitat- enhancement work in her hometown…

10 min Read
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 min Read
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 min Read
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