Lake Trout in Crystal Clear Water

Lake trout and fly fishing don’t always go together. Probably because lake trout spend the majority of time in the coldest and deepest parts of any lake. Trolling boats and down riggers are often required to fish for lake trout effectively. However, there is a...

Great Lakes Brown Trout: Nearly Broken … Mentally

I am a big trout fly fishing junkie. Unfortunately, my place of residence in Baltimore typically doesn’t allow me to get my fix for this endless chase without extensive travel. 2010 has been an especially favorable year for me in my ongoing lifetime pursuit of trophy...

Brazil: Matrinx?! It’s Not Just About Peacock Bass!

Rio S?o Francisco, at Minas Gerais – Brazil, was the location for this fishing trip. We were targeting “Matrinx?” fish (Brycon orthotaenia) on lightweight fly rods. The“Matrinx?” is an endemic fish of this basin. We were fly fishing with Chernobyl Ant flies and...

Wisconsin, Carp: Plentiful, Hungry And Big

2010 proved to be a pivotal year for me in terms of fly fishing. I had a handful of chances to go fly fishing and I made the most of it this past June and September. In June, I spent some time with the in-laws in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Since we drove, I was able to...

Atlantic Salmon: Frequent Spey Miles

We left home early, drove 12 hours and picked up our Atlantic Salmon licenses at a small store in Cape Breton Canada. I was still trembling from the long ride and possible coffee overdose while unpacking and getting my fly fishing gear ready for the first morning of...

Deschutes River: My Dream Steelhead Trip!

Video:Deschutes Steelhead Quest My dream float down the famous Deschutes River will be a trip to remember for many years to come. It all started out at 4:30 AM in a little town called Maupin. As I waited in the darkness for the guide, I wondered what in the heck was...

Trout: Into The Wild, Again

After 8 months away at college, there was one thing that kept dancing in my mind – fly fishing. Ever since junior high, fly fishing has played an important role in my life and has helped me grow into the person I am today. As of lately, the only fishing I had...

Fly Fishing: Refining & Redefining Our Definition

There comes a point and time in a fly fisherman’s life that defines him. For example: Do you continue to fish the way you always have, and pursue and catch the same fish in the same way? Or do you challenge yourself to push the envelope and experience fly...

Steelhead: I Love Washington Steelhead!

Tap tap as the rod tip raises the line comes tight and a familiar spongy feeling at the end of it begins to shake bending the rod deep into the cork. The butt of the rod digs deep into your forearm as the reel begins to sing. A low downstream angle is applied to your...