Casting for Recovery/Orvis Challenge

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Orvis helps CfR kick off their retreat season
Photo by Casting for Recovery

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants….


Photos: Testing the Waters—and the Drone—in SWPA

Written by: Phil Monahan

The Laurel Highlands are Nirvana for anglers who love mountain streams.
Photos by Matt Guess, Aerial Powered Media

Reader Vincent Piasecke continues to explore the rivers and streams of southwestern Pennsylvania with his Superfine Glass 7-1/2 foot 3-weight paired with a Battenkill Disc reel. He . . .


Classic Pro Tips: How Not to Break Your Fly Rod

Written by: Phil Monahan

Leaning your rods against the car while you wader-up can lead to disaster. (Dramatization.)
Photo by Phil Monahan

Sure, most fly rods come with a lifetime guarantee these days, but breaking your rod can be a real drag. It often means a ruined trip and some down time, while you wait for repairs. Here are 5. . .


5 Tips for Taking a Kid on a Guided Trip

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips

That big smile suggests that this youngster is hooked for life.
Photos by Kip Vieth

This is the year. You‘ve been thinking about exposing a kid to the wonderful sport of fly fishing, and you’ve decided that he or she is ready. What better way to do it than to take them on a guided . . .


Top 5 Unconventional Patterns for Early Spring in Colorado

Written by: Jon Easdon, Angler’s Covey

A March rainbow trout from a Colorado freestone stream.
Photo via Facebook/anglerscovey

When it comes to springtime in Colorado, the warmer weather and longer days spark a flurry of bug activity. Fish start coming out of their winter metabolism to an increasingly varied . . .