Full-Tilt Tying

  • By: Ted Leeson
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Our exclusive field test of the latest in rotary fly-tying vises...

The Approach

  • By: Galen Mercer
  • Photography by: Greg Thomas
  • Illustrations by: Galen Mercer
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Stealthy tactics will ensure more hookups with larger trout this summer. You just have to watch your...approach.

Total Belize

  • By: Jim Klug
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A lodge by lodge roundup of the best places in Belize for fly-fishers to experience the flats

Angler's Journal

  • By: Greg Thomas
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Returning home to catch sea-run cutthroat trout in Puget Sound...

Gilded Treasure

  • Photography by: Brian Grossenbacher
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Hunting dorado in Argentina.

Top 10 Trout Towns

  • By: Greg Thomas
Ennis, Montana, is one of the top trout towns...

The best of the Northern Rockies...

Innovation / Achievement Kudos

  • By: Greg Thomas
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IT WAS SPRING ON MONTANA’S Big Hole River and my bushy Improved Sofa Pillow sank like a stone. I was about to snap a Sage rod over a knee when my father said, “Tie on a fresh fly and try some of this.” In midair that tiny item looked like another airline bottle, which my father was prone to offer at any time, morning or night, on our fishing trips. When that plastic bottle landed in my hand I said, “What the heck.” About five minutes later, with a fresh fly dressed with Gehrke’s Gink, I was fast to a solid brown and my dry-fly life changed forever.

Coho Exploration

  • By: Rob Lyon
On the remote shores of Vancouver Island

In search of wild coho salmon and coastal thrills off the remote shores of Vancouver Island.

Taimen in the Land of Khan

  • By: Peter Fong
A prized Mongolian taimen.

A guide's journey on a river in Mongolia.

2009 Readers' Choice Awards

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Often, it’s not only how well a product stands up in the midst of battle but, more important, how well the company stands behind their product. My trusty Steelhead Large Arbor Orvis Mach IV is only a few years old, but has seen many trying days on Michigan’s rivers. This past spring I had an issue onstream that “felt” like the reel was tight. I was mid-stream and decided to take a closer look, breaking a cardinal rule, and something fell out of my reel. I sent the reel to Orvis with a check for $40. A new clutch and cover and, within a week, I had the reel back with a refund check for $30. The level of service and customer satisfaction far surpass how many clams I shelled out for a quality reel. Thank you Orvis for getting me back in the season in time to chase more chrome.