Eastern Fly Fishing

Owasco Inlet, NY

By Mike Valla

Owasco Lake is one of the smallest of the long, narrow Finger Lakes clustered in west-central New York. Owasco Inlet, a major tributary that pours into the south end of the 11-mile-long lake, provides...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 16, 2018

Fish Food:Bucktails

By Mike Valla

Exactly what defines a bucktail fly, as opposed to a streamer fly, or other flies commonly called hair-wings, has caused some confusion and even disagreement among fly tiers. Adding to the...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 16, 2018

Fish Food: Carp Candy

By Dennis Collier

In 1997, Barry Reynolds, Brad Befus, and John Berryman published Carp on the Fly: A Flyfishing Guide, illuminating the small, cultlike band of American fly fishers who clandestinely pursued...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 01, 2017

Knapp Creek, WV

By Anne Mitchell

Marlinton, West Virginia, is a quiet mountain town at the confluence of the Greenbrier River and Knapp Creek. Happily, this region sits within the United States National Radio Quiet Zone...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 01, 2017

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 Glen Martin — August 18, 2016

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 Glen Martin — 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