Eastern Fly Fishing

Second College Grant, NH

By Matthew Reilly

At a quarter after dawn, I muscled my head from the chilled earth of a North Woods summer and hopped on four wheels. After a cheap diner breakfast in the weathered, road-salted...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 16, 2018

Davidson River, NC

By Nick Roberts

North Carolina's famous Davidson River is one of those moody trout streams that can reward you with the biggest brown of your life one day, but leave you scratching your head the next. With its...

Posted by Glen Martin — May 31, 2017

Etowah River, GA

By Nick Carter

No matter what region of the country you travel to to fish, there are marquee waters that draw crowds by virtue of reputation. Generally that reputation is warranted. These are the destination...

Posted by Glen Martin — August 18, 2016

Dukes Creek, GA

By Beau Beasley

My fly hit the back end of the pool, where I’d hoped it would, and even I was a bit surprised by my accuracy. I thought for sure I’d hang it up in the heavy rhododendrons, which seemed to flank...

Posted by Glen Martin — April 21, 2016

Casco Bay, ME

By King Montgomery

Our guide leans a bit forward as he stops poling the shallow-draft flats boat—yes, the same kind of craft you see in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize—and points the long pole a little to...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 19, 2016

Paradise Waits

By Brett Wedeking

My legs creaked as I crawled out of the van after a long, bumpy ride from San José. My toes hit soft sand and I immediately found a straw-equipped coconut in my hand. I turned around and...

Posted by Glen Martin — December 22, 2015

Yellow Breeches Creek, PA

By John Hoffman

“The Breeches,” as it is affectionately known by locals, holds a special place in my heart and mind—most notably because it was the first Pennsylvania limestone stream I fished. And through the years...

Posted by Glen Martin — October 27, 2015

Gunflint Trail, MN

By Jonathan Hill

How do you fish 11,842 lakes? Or 6,564 rivers, for that matter? And what’s the best way to traverse an area that has more shoreline than California, Florida, and Hawaii combined? Well, you explore it one...

Posted by Glen Martin — August 16, 2015

Watauga River, TN

By Bill R. Chiles

Big spots, coal black and crimson red, splattered over a honey-golden flank, glowing through diamond water. Fall’s confetti flickering in a chilly breeze, ceremoniously adorning a parading drift boat in...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 21, 2015

Mosquito Lagoon, FL

By E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.

It may have been springtime on Florida’s Atlantic coast, but I was freezing my butt off. A sad fact but true: the months when visiting anglers from the north need a break from winter most desperately...

Posted by Glen Martin — April 15, 2015