Trout

Jaxsons first fish.

Jaxsons first fish.

3 yr old Jaxson with his first fish, Boise river brown.

Trout at the End of the World

  • By: Sebastian Hope
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Argentina's Rio Irigoyen is one of the angling world's newest options for trophy sea-run brown trout.

Time Away from Time

  • By: Greg Thomas
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Midway through 2009, I couldn’t complain about the angling year. I started in January chasing sea-run cutthroats around Washington’s Puget Sound, and then migrated north to the Queen Charlotte Islands for steelhead. By April I was throwing Spey on the Skagit River and shortly after, I was doing the same in Oregon on the North Umpqua. Right after that I headed to Maine for landlocked Atlantic salmon. In May I was in southeast Alaska putting the smackdown on more sea-run cutthroats and steelhead, along with some meaty dolly varden.

Dries When the Snow Flies

  • By: Chad Mason
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"On spring creeks and tailwaters throughout the country, some of the year’s best and loneliest dry-fly action happens from December through late winter."

Trout Realism

  • By: Peter Thompson
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he artwork here is excerpted from Freshwater Game Fish of North America: An Illustrated Guide by Peter Thompson, available from Fly Rod & Reel Books.

The Power of One

  • By: Greg Thomas
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"Eventually, my confidence grew and I was punching casts within inches of the brush-riddled and trout-saturated banks."

Brook Trout September '09

Brook Trout September '09

The Approach

  • By: Galen Mercer
  • Photography by: Greg Thomas
  • Illustrations by: Galen Mercer
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Stealthy tactics will ensure more hookups with larger trout this summer. You just have to watch your...approach.

Washington Native

Washington Native

My buddy Jeff caught this steelhead in Washington.

Another nice Mahaka River rainbow, N. Island NZ

Another nice Mahaka River rainbow, N. Island NZ