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 fly 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.
Fly fishing for predators like pike, perch or pike-perch has become increasingly popular. Rainer Ballin has been there from the beginning and shares his favourite pike fly.
Across the world wild river systems are at stake because of dam or mining projects. Tune into the “For the Wild” podcast featuring Ulrich Eichelmann from River Watch on taking action.
A classic English chalk stream feeds the lake of this modern wooden fishing house by Niall McLaughlin Architects.
When you think of wild places left on this planet you would probably name regions like Siberia, Alaska, New Zealand or Tasmania. Very few would probably think of Europe. >>
Ken Middlemist is the last remaining fly dresser to be educated at the famous Hardy factory in Alnwick, England. He keeps tying flies, especially salmon flies until this day.
Trips into the backcountry give you the opportunity to turn months of planning and weeks of deprivation into some of the most outstanding moments you will ever experience.
Things are quiet in Boston at 3:00 AM. It’s a half-hour after the bars closed so the drunken madness is literally in my rearview mirror.
Spring is sea trout season – at least along the northern European coastlines of countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Germany. This simple pattern imitates a sea trout’s favorite food: shrimp.
Fly fishing and drawing have always orbited around Emma Yardley but has never been the singular thing she does because it’s a just a big old mix of it all.
I heard them well before I saw them – big splashy thuds as they launched at the iron bars of their cage, desperately trying to break out of the cunning trap so as to continue their urgent way up the small stream.
Follow the guys from Streamline Fly Fishing on their trip to New Zealand to fish for wild brown and rainbow trout.