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Photos: Zen and the Art of Salvelinus Fontinalis


Written by: Phil Monahan

Wild brook trout are well worth the hike in to headwaters streams.
All photos by Mike Jennette

Reader Mike Jennette caught this sweet, 9.5-inch wild brook trout last month in Mitchell County, North Carolina. He was casting a size 10 Olive Woolly Bugger in a crystal-clear, upper-elevation tributary of the. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XIX: Brown Hobson


Written by: Phil Monahan

Brown Hobson has worked professionally in the Rockies and the Southeast.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) This is our second round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned. . .

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Video: El Arroyo and the Youthful Angler


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great short video that makes the argument that “you don’t have to be an old dude to fly fish any more.” (When, exactly, did you have to be an old dude?) Austin Leonard is a young snowboarder who also happens to dig fly fishing in the mountains for North Carolina, and he shows off some chops here. Show this one to your kids/grandkids/nieces/nephews.

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