Tag Archives: fly-fishing destinations

Finding Solitude, and Trout, on Yellowstone’s “Less-Fished” Waters

Written by: Brian La Rue


The Lewis River below the falls offers fine fishing, but with quite a few spectators.
All photos courtesy brain LaRue

I love Yellowstone and all it offers. Before starting a family, my wife and I would go to the park early and late in the season. Now with a couple school-age kids, vacation windows are more limited, so we find ourselves joining the herds of summer vacations each year. But you. . .

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Norway’s River of Gold: The Atlantic Salmon of the Gaula


Written by: Phil Monahan

The salmon caught on the Gaula are often just hours out of the salt, sporting sea lice on their gill plates.
Photo by Sandy Hays

As we all know, but may be loath to admit, luck is a vital component of success in nearly every fly-fishing situation. The concept is so ingrained in the consciousness of every angler, in fact, that. . .

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Check Out the Winners of the 2017 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!


Written by: Phil Monahan

A guide’s work is never done. Here, Ivan Tarin of Salvelinus Lodge prepares to net a big rainbow trout.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Each year, the Orvis Company recognizes excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Representatives from several categories . . .

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Pro Tips: My Top 5 Montana Rivers for Spring Fishing

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


The nymph fishing on the Missouri River can be spectacular in spring.
Photo by Todd Everts

Early Spring (late March thru early May) is the most underrated time of year to fish in Montana. The trout are hungry after a long winter and have not seen a fly in months. Low water levels . . .

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Check Out the Nominees for the 2017 Orvis Endorsed Awards!


Written by: Phil Monahan

2015 Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide of the Year (East): Brown Hobson, based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

For more than thirty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides program. The winners of . . .

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Classic Tips: Where to Go for Your First Flats-Fishing Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

A Grand Bahama Island bonefish.

My younger brother recently asked me where he should go for his first flats-fishing trip. He’s a longtime trout, bass, and striper fisherman, but he’s never tried the tropics. As far as I’m . . .

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Photo of the Day: A Face Any Angler Could Love


Written by: Phil Monahan

Fresh from the sea, even a relatively small Atlantic salmon gives an angler all he can handle.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Here’s another cool shot from my week at the Norwegian Flyfisher’s Club, on Norway’s Gaula River two summers ago. (Check out the full story of my Norway adventure here.) Angler John . . .

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Classic Photo Essay: Losing My Marbles in Slovenia


Written by: Phil Monahan

My largest marble trout of the trip, caught in the Soča Canyon, put up a great fight.
Photos by Sandy Hays

The email from my friend in Slovenia, Matt Calderaro, had a pretty humdrum subject line: “to bring.” But when I opened the email, I had to read it a couple times before I fully. . .

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Classic Story: Fly Fishing in Iran, Part II

Written by: Naser Derakhshan


Mr. Ali Saedi, the author’s fishing mentor, holds a 21-pound trout caught on a 4X tippet.
Photo by Naser Derakhshan

In 2014, an Iranian angler named Naser Derakhshan, who lives in Shahr-e Kord, sent us some photos of trout caught near his home. We posted the images to Facebook, and there was so much interest in the comments that I asked Naser if he would write. . .. . .

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Classic Story: Fly Fishing in Iran, Part I

Written by: Naser Derakhshan


Brown trout are native to all the western-Iran rivers that flow to the Caspian Sea.
Photo by Muhammad Ali Nouri

[Editor’s note: In 2014, an Iranian angler named Naser Derakhshan, who lives in Shahr-e Kord, sent us some photos of trout caught near his home. We posted the images to Facebook, and there was so much interest in the comments that I asked Naser if he would write us something about. . .

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