Namaycush at 7,500 ft in the Swiss Alps

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.

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Fly Fishing New Zealand on a Budget

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.
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Giant Browns of the Bay of Plenty

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.

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Rainforest Steelhead

The Olympic Peninsula in western Washington is home to big rain, big trees and big fish. Steelhead thrive on rivers like the Sol Duc, Calawah, the Bogachiel, the Hoh, the Queets and the Quinault.

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Exploring Exmouth

Despite being born in an Alpine country I was infected with the saltwater fly fishing virus about two decades ago.
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My Way with Salmon

After nearly 44 years of dry fly fishing for Atlantic salmon I must admit that I did not often write about this wonderful, leaping silver fish or the special flies and techniques that I use to catch them.

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The Mysterious Softmouth Trout

In a few rivers of the Balkans swims a fish that only remotely resembles a brown or rainbow trout – the mysterious softmouth trout. Hans van Klinken explores the rare species.

 

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The Full House in New Zealand

In cards, the Full house is a fist full of Aces and Kings. Fly fishing New Zealand, it’s bringing to hand the meritorious capture of a wiley brown trout and a tempestuous rainbow trout in the same day.

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The Coastal Cutthroat of the Hills

Home to the rivers of the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast of Canada, coastal cutthroat can be caught from small mountains streams all the way to the sea.

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Tasting Tenkara with Mauro Mazzo

A few years ago I visited my brother who was studying in England back then. On a night out with his friends I was talking about my passion for fly fishing.
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Fly Fishing Culture and Philosophy