Tag Archives: kids fly fishing

Photos: Mother-Son Bonding on a Utah Trout Stream

Written by: Spencer Higa, Falcon’s Ledge

Amy tested the waters first, catching her inaugural trout on a fly.
Photos courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

The photo above shows Amy’s first fish on a fly rod, which she caught on a recent trip in Utah. Her son followed suit and caught his first fish on a fly rod, too. This mother-son duo has just found. . .


Video and Story: Outside Profiles Chad Brown, Winner of the 2015 Orvis Breaking Barriers Award

Written by: Phil Monahan

Chad Brown is dedicated to introducing inner-city kids to the outdoors through fly fishing.
Photo by Corey Arnold via outsideonline.com

Back in April, Orvis presented Chad Brown with the first annual Breaking Barriers Award, at the 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana. Writing on Outside Online, Patrick . . .


Photos: Young Twin Anglers Help Run a “Trout in the Classroom” Program

Written by: Jace Garcia, Twin Territory

Utah students explore stream ecology.
Photos by Jace Garcia

Twin Territory is all about getting kids off the couch, away from video games and into the outdoors. Recently, we were asked to help with a program here in Utah called “Trout in the. . .


Photos: Teaching Kids Competition Stillwater Techniques in Montana

Written by: John McKinnie, Lone Mountain Ranch

The clinic offered kids of all skill levels to participate and learn new techniques.
Photos by John McKinnie

Last weekend, the U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team held a clinic at Lone Mountain Ranch. Heading into the event, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, since this is my first exposure to competitive. . .


Photos of the Day: Stephen’s Big Labrador Landlocks

Written by: Phil Monahan

This 6.5-pound lanlcokc salmon has been feeding heavily on something, based on that gut.
Photos courtesy Riverkeep Lodge

Steve Murray, owner of Riverkeep Lodge on the Atikonak River n remote Labrador, sent in these great photos of his son, Stephen Murray Jr., showing off some sweet landlocked salmon. Longtime blog readers may. . .


Video: Seasons on Colorado Trout Waters

Written by: Phil Monahan

Back in March, we posted the trailer for a film by Max Rhulen, a Colorado photographer/filmmaker who is already pretty accomplished for a high-school student. Here’s the finished five-minute. . .


Fly-Fishing Story: “The Lesson”

Written by: Michael Doty

Merrill Tode and her Dad, Keith, proudly display her first trout. (See their story here.)
Photo by Keith Tode

[Michael Doty posted this story to the Orvis Facebook page out of the blue, and I enjoyed it so much that I asked if we could post it here. I'm sure you'll find it as rewarding as I did.]

Sometimes you see angels in the strangest places. It was April 4, 2015, and I had gotten onto the North Mills River in North Carolina about mid-morning, along with several hundred other. . .


Photos of the Day: Young Guns and Steel

Written by: Alberto Rey 

Croix adopts a “cool guy” pose with his first steelhead.
All photos by Alberto Rey

Here are some images from my guide trip this weekend with a couple boys from Naples, Florida, who landed their first steelhead. Gregory and Croix were already wonderful casters and could. . .


Photo of the Day: A Child’s First Drum

Written by: Simon Perkins, Orvis Adventures

Simon and Els Perkins hope that this will be the first of many close encounters with fish for Pippa.
Photo by John Irwin

Here is a picture from a recent trip that Els and I took to Charleston, South Carolina. We fished with Orvis endorsed guide John Erwin of Fly Right Charters. This redfish was. . .


Photo of the Day: The “Time of His Life!”

Written by: Phil Monahan

Especially for kids, a big fish produces and even bigger smile.
Photo Courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

Spencer Higa—head guide at Falcon’s Ledge in Altamont, Utah, and former Trout Bum of the Week—sent in this great photo, along with a note: “Here’s a photo of a one of our members’. . .