Tag Archives: kids fly fishing

Photos: Skipping School for Trout

Written by: Cameron Mortenson, The Fiberglass Manifesto


Orvis Superfine Glass 5-weight, CFO III fly reel, a flat-brim lid, and a smile.
All photos by Cameron Mortenson

As plans were coming together for last week’s fly-fishing film event in Asheville, North Carolina, I figured it would make the day really worthwhile if I spent some time fly fishing while up there. Since my nine-year-old daughter Hadley has been. . .

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Photos of the Day: A First Fish Done Right


Written by: Phil Monahan

Young Parker at the vise, making his version of a Clouser Minnow.
All photos by Dr. Brandon Shuler

Dr. Brandon Shuler of the Ocean Conservancy—and author of Glory of the Silver King: The Golden Age of Tarpon Fishing—sent us these great photos of his five-year-old son, Parker, along with a note: . . .

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Q&A With Kirk Werner, the Man Behind Olive the Woolly Bugger


Written by: Phil Monahan

Artist Kirk Werner shares his love of fly fishing and conservation with kids.
Photo courtesy Kirk Werner

Kirk Werner’s first two books for children—Olive the Little Woolly Bugger and Olive and the Big Stream—were first published in 2007. Since then, a third . . .

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Photo Essay: An Expedition into Colorado’s West Elk Mountains

Written by: Charlie Parr, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Ethan caught this glorious cutthroat on a Stimulator.
All photos by Charlie Parr

The snow-capped, 14,000 foot mountains and high alpine valleys of the West Elk Mountains surround the tiny mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado, and provided the backdrop for a Lillard Fly Fishing expedition for a group of. . .

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Photos of the Day: A Chip Off the Ol’ Block


Written by: Phil Monahan

That’s some pretty great fighting technique for an angler who hasn’t seen his third birthday.
All photos by Capt. Tuck Scott

Capt. Tuck Scott—of Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort, South Carolina—sent in this wonderful series of photos of his son, Baker. Looks like he’s a chip off the ol’ block, eh? Here’s Tuck’s account: . . .

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Photo of the Day: Casting-Lesson Carp

Written by: John Carpenter, Orvis Sandanona


Young Oliver started his fly-fishing career with a bang.
Photo by John Carpenter

Here at Sandanona, we’ve had this grass carp that no one has been able to catch, despite many attempts. But young Oliver, here, caught this formerly uncatchable beast while. . .

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Photos: Young Anglers Score at Ocean Reef Kids Day Camp


Written by: Phil Monahan

James Harper, age 15, caught this tarpon while fishing the mangroves with guide James Koch.
All photos courtesy Roy Sedge

The Ocean Reef Kids Day Camp is held at the Ocean Reef Club on Key Largo, at the top of the Florida Kays. It’s a gerat program for kids ages 12-16, teaching them to cast, tie knots and. . .

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Photos: A Magic Father-Son Day on the South Fork

Written by: Brian La Rue


Barrett La Rue and guide Jaason Pruett share a special moment with a South Fork brown trout.
All photos courtesy Brian La Rue

I had the opportunity to fish the South Fork of the Snake River this past week with a 20-year veteran South Fork guide, Jaason Pruett, who leads the team at the 2014 Orvis Lodge of The Year, The Lodge at Palisades Creek. The PMD and golden stone fly hatch were. . .

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