Eastern Fly Fishing

Acadia National Park, ME

By Jeff Erickson

Maine’s Acadia National Park presents enticing dichotomies: pristine brook trout and landlocked salmon lakes a short drive from bobbing lobster boats; sweeping mountaintop vistas...

Posted by Ann Sweeney — August 18, 2016

Trip of a Lifetime

By Mark B. Hatter

Fly fishing has been my lifelong passion, and I’ve tried for nearly four decades to inspire some modicum of that passion in my wife, Vicky. She’s fished with me over the years, but generally as...

Posted by Ann Sweeney — August 18, 2016

Biloxi Marsh, LA

By Mark B. Hatter

Last February I sent editor in chief John Shewey the following text: “How do you celebrate Mardi Gras? Here’s how ...” I accompanied my text message with two images: an evening-time iPhone selfie...

Posted by Glen Martin — April 21, 2016

Hellgrammites: Alien, the Insect

By Pete Elkins

Bête noire. The French language is rich with textured imagery, and “black beast” connotes all that is hellgrammite. Hellgrammites, the larval stage of the eastern dobsonfly (Corydalus cornutus)...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 19, 2016

East Branch Delaware River, NY

By Jesse Filingo

Although New York sets the bar high for top-notch trout rivers, few boast such strong populations of wild brown and rainbow trout as the East Branch Delaware River. In addition to harboring these...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 19, 2016


By Kip Vieth

It is nice when everything comes together. New fly patterns usually arise from efforts to solve an angling mystery or conundrum often born from frustration. On days when fish after fish refuses...

Posted by Glen Martin — December 22, 2015

Sarasota Snook, FL

By Mark B. Hatter

Captain Ladd Stevens cut the engine 100 yards from the target, jumped to the poling platform, and pushed into the current, telling Jon Robertson, “Grab the 7-weight with the shrimp fly.” To me he...

Posted by Glen Martin — December 22, 2015

Capture Your Catch

By Joe Janiak

Between print publications and the rise of blogs, e-zines, and social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, fish photography is ubiquitous. And nearly every angler carries a camera whether a...

Posted by Glen Martin — October 27, 2015

Threadfin Shad: A Movable Feast

By Pete Elkin

Dorosoma petenense. Can we be honest here—yet another dusty Latinate pretension for a common baitfish? Just as I reached for the mental snooze , part of the genus tag nudged an old memory of...

Posted by Glen Martin — October 27, 2015