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Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • Baetis Train

    Baetis Train

    VIDEO: Baetis, Blue-Winged Olives, or just BWO. Whatever you call them, its more than likely they're the first mayfly to hatch in your area. Less colorful and much smaller than the mayflies that come to the party later in the season, they still provide outstanding dry-fly opportunities to fish that haven't been pressured for months on end. While fishing these Olives all over central Pennsylvania, we couldn't help but notice the rails-to-streamside correlation. It seemed everywhere there was good Baetis hatches, there was the presence of trains as well. Could it be that the men who laid the plans to these tracks just wanted to gain quick, and easy access, to the best early-season dry fly fishing? Kinda makes you wonder if they laid those steel rails, so they could fish the Blue-Wings. All aboard the Baetis Train.
  • The Best Western Towns to Fly Fish for Trout

    The Best Western Towns to Fly Fish for Trout

    On Tuesday July 30th I departed Maine for a whirlwind tour of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming in support of my upcoming book 25 Best Towns to Fly Fish for Trout. Nine of the towns featured in the book are located in these three states. My wife - and designated photographer - and I drove from central Maine to Boston with a 2-day stop in between in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We were chasing some small stream brook trout for another book project I am working on – 25 Best Places to Fly Fish for Brook Trout. Once in Boston we hopped an early a.m. flight to Bozeman, Montana.
  • UK Fly Fishing

    UK Fly Fishing

    VIDEO: This video was put together to showcase the best of UK fly fishing. The video was also shown at the 'Down the Hatch' film show, which was screened by Orvis in Montana.
  • The Best of Kamchatka 2012

    The Best of Kamchatka 2012

    VIDEO: An adventure that will be with you a lifetime.

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