Northwest Fly Fishing

Western River Conservancy

Protects Critical Bull Trout Habitat in Washington

In 2013, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC), www.westernrivers.org, protected a vulnerable mountainside at the edge of Washington’s Alpine...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 23, 2015

Early Stoneflies

By Don Roberts

Early-season stonefly hatches are more about what they’re not than about what they are. This is not the time to go online and madly scroll through vaunted, seasonally prescribed fly patterns. Nor is it the...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 23, 2015

Koktuli River, AK

By Will Rice

You know the feeling you get when you open a magazine and see your favorite secret stretch of river revealed to the world? As a writer, I’m sensitive about publicizing small private spots...

Posted by Glen Martin — December 19, 2014

Innovative Fly Tier: Harry Lemire, 1932–2012

By Rockwell Hammond

As children, we all looked up to heroes. Mine were Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Chuck Yeager, and John Glenn. When I became an adult I continued...

Posted by Glen Martin — December 19, 2014

Innovative Fly Tier: Blane Chocklett

By Beau Beasley

I’m a veteran paramedic, which means that I’m the guy you want by your side when you’re having a heart attack. Whereas others panic in a crisis, I...

Posted by Glen Martin — October 29, 2014

Grindstone Lakes, OR

By Troy B. Jordan

The aroma of bacon wafts around my head and slowly lifts my foggy brain from slumber. I sit up, still hazy from sleeping. My mind clears and I realize the only thing on my immediate agenda is...

Posted by Glen Martin — October 29, 2014

Michel Creek, British Columbia

By Paul Samycia

Have you ever wondered what the perfect trout stream would look like? How big would it be? What kind of access would be available? Would it be gin clear? What type of fish would it hold, and...

Posted by Glen Martin — August 26, 2014

Grasshoppers: The Only Kosher Insect

By Don Roberts

I almost shouted into the phone: “Pink?”
“Yes, pink,” my old Montana guide friend repeated, amping up his own volume, and sounding a mite peeved. “I’m tellin’ ya, that’s what they’re...

Posted by Glen Martin — August 26, 2014

Innovative Fly Tier: Garner Reid

What is familiar can grow mundane. Sometimes creating a little separation from the commonplace can be like kneeling down to blow on smoldering embers.

Posted by Glen Martin — March 29, 2014

Soaring Eagle Lodge

Bounty on the San Juan River, New Mexico

One of the most significant moments of Larry Johnson’s life occurred on a bluebird autumn day in Farmington, New Mexico.

Posted by Glen Martin — November 15, 2013