Tag Archives: virginia

Photos of the Day: Reservoir Hawgs

Written by: Matt Miles, Matt Miles Fly Fishing


Unlike some other species, striped bass eat voraciously during their spawning run.
All photos by Matt Miles

After a long cold winter of fattening up on shad, freshwater striped bass begin to feel the urge for a little romance with the longer, warmer days of spring. Each year, stripers make their journey out of lakes, reservoirs, . . .

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Photo of the Day: An Old Dominion Jewel

Written by: Harvard Smith


This beautiful little rainbow brightened up a winter day for two teenage anglers in Virginia.
Photo by Harvard Smith

Here is a picture of a small rainbow my friend Hunter Wigginton caught last month when we were fishing in western Virginia. I was dumbfounded by how beautiful this fish was, even in. . .

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Photos of the Day: Of Muskies and Men

Written by: Dan Davala


One toothy grin deserves another.
Photo by Matt Miles

This past Tuesday, my good friend Trent Jones and I had the opportunity to chase some Virginia muskies with Orvis-endorsed Guide Matt Miles. While Matt guides clients for everything from trout to stripers, hunting down these toothy “river monsters” with a fly rod is his favorite challenge. You can tell it really gets his blood pumping. This was our second time fishing with. . .

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Video: The Way It Began


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a beautiful video of Kami Swingle dry-fly fishing in Shenandoah National Park for wild brook trout and talking about her love of the sport. Along with her husband, Nick, Kami is TwoFisted Heart Productions, which produced the great Urban Lines earlier this year.

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