Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "trout" Tag

Fly fishing at night

If you fly fish at night, there is one thing that you would never want to leave home without, a friend. And at least one of you needs to be very familiar with the coordinates. [...]

September 13, 2019 Fly Fishing, Night fishing, RECENT, Slide

Lahontan cutthroat trout was thought extinct, but like Lazurus rose again

Not much is heard about these once thought extirpated Lahontan trout, but fishing for the revitalized version in Pyramid Lake is stand-alone weird, but rewarding. [...]

August 14, 2019 Conservation, Fly Fishing, Lahontan cutthroat trout, RECENT, Slide

We cannot let the admin divvy up Togiak National Wildlife Refuge among their friends

Currently, the places we hunt, fish, hike, and camp are under daily attack by a sinister political mob. If you do not know that, you're quickly shorn. [...]

August 12, 2019 Alaska, Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Public Lands, Slide

Take an ant to lunch. A trout will thank you

Terrestrials are go-to foodstuffs for trouts in any hemisphere on the planet, in temperate climates they can be fished year-round, or at least I've found that to be true. [...]

August 7, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Is it time to teach the old dog a new trick – snap roll?

The whole idea is not to have the fly and fly line hit the water at the same time. Kur-plunk is bad when fishing risers, and not too good ever. [...]

July 29, 2019 Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide

Packaged salad greens are killing trout and salmon on the Upper Itchen

Local stakeholders and policy makers must act to improve their management and conservation positions to protect the world’s rivers. [...]

June 18, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, News, Slide

Rainbows being given the boot

Every spring, cutthroat and rainbow trout mingling in the South Fork spawn batches of fry that hybridize into what is called a cuttbow. [...]

May 20, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

The greatest success story of the Endangered Species Act

The planet’s entire supply of known greenback cutthroats persisted only in a 4-mile stretch of Bear Creek - the south slope of Pikes Peak, outside their native range. [...]

May 20, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Four years after California’s largest dam removal project, how are the fish doing?

Steelhead trout numbers are growing on the Carmel River, a potential model for other dam removal projects nationwide. [...]

May 10, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

84,000 dams have collapsed once bountiful fisheries

There are an estimated 84,000 dams in the United States, impounding at least 600,000 miles of river - about 17% of rivers in the nation. [...]

March 26, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide