The alarm jangled the last fits of sleep, dancing on already excited nerves, which didn’t really need much waking up at 4am believe it or not.
Freezing temperatures, streets packed with tourists on their way to the ski resorts and piles of snow covering the ground.
A small group of pacific northwest bamboo fly rod makers and collectors assemble each spring to inspect and cast bamboo fly rods.
Fly fishing for trout in Japan can be traced back at least to the fifteenth century, using a horsehair line attached to a bamboo rod.
Beaver ponds are an acquired taste. They are hard to find, hard to reach and hard to wade.
Over the years I have noticed that besides red and brown, neon pink or neon orange are the most successful colours in my flybox.
Forks is a scruffy town of 3,800 people named for three steelhead fly fishing rivers which join outside town: the Sol Duc, the Calawah and the Bogachiel.
Produced by Yvon Chouinard the film addresses wild fish, wild rivers and habitat destruction by fish farms.
Every time I walk into a fly shop I am magically attracted by the shelves of flies that are the backbone of a legitimate fly fishing store.
I own a 7 foot, 5 weight bamboo fly rod made by Anacortes, WA, rodmaker Tom Fulk. The rod is a lovely dark honey color with Tom’s characteristic red wrap scheme.
As winter drags on here in my northern clime, I increasingly find my thoughts drifting as I long for the warmer days ahead.
You’ve seen pictures of big pacific salmon in sports magazines. Chinook salmon can hit 20-40 lbs.
Renato Vitalini lives in the small Swiss mountain town of Scuol. During the day he runs a hotel. In his spare time he builds some of the most colorful custom fly rods.
Iceland’s famously pristine waters and marine life, among them wild salmon stocks, are at risk from open net pen farming.
Patagonia’s CEO, Rose Marcario, said the money will help to “protect air, land and water and to find solutions to the climate crisis.”
Christopher Rownes’ passion in life is movement. As a contemporary dance teacher and world class fly fishing instructor he teaches his students the finesse of movement.
The Catskill Mountains, about 100 miles north of New York City, have a long tradition of fly fishing.
Autumn is a particularly beautiful time to stroll through one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals – Lisbon.
Many of Ernest Hemingway’s Nick Adams short stories are set in upper Michigan or refer to it. Hemingway spent his boyhood summers at Walloon Lake.
Ari t Hart needs no introduction in the world of fly fishing. We visited the legendary reel maker, designer and artist in his home in the Netherlands.
Optimised for use on light #6 to #7 rods, the body is made of a lot of lead to keep the sand eel fly pattern sinking to the ground.
A big fan of spey casts with two handed rods, I now got my first single handed fly line. I love it and here is why.
One of my favorite books is Northwest Angling published in 1950 by Enos Bradner. He was a Seattle bookstore-owner-fly-fisherman-newspaper columnist.
Flying into Bristol Bay, Alaska, in the summer is to witness one of the greatest migrations on earth…
The midsummer period is a beautiful time to fish in many regions of the Northern hemisphere. For example Switzerland, where high alpine lakes hold populations of Namaycush.
A simple dish, inspired by the vintage charm of the Provence, France. >>
Jean-Pierre Vollrath runs the Fly Fishing School Oberbayern in Oberammergau, Germany. Besides being a passionate fly fisher he is an avid mountain hunter. >>
The fight to save Europe’s last wild rivers on the Balkans has only started. Now the “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” campaign can celebrate a first important step.
When I think of Bamboo rods I think of Denver, Colorado. I fly fish the northwest United States. Big rivers and windy lakes.
In a world of fly fishing dominated by flashy pictures, a book like Thomas McGuane’s classic “The Longest Silence” offers a chance to experience fly fishing in a different way.