Mud Hole Browns

  • By: Chad Mason

Don't ignore the dark water for big trout


  • By: Jim Reilly

In the back seat of my car my fly rod is still strung up with the big streamer I'd last used in October in a desperate, Hail Mary attempt to catch a smallmouth bass before winter's onset. It was cold, the wind was howling and I gave up after the time it takes to drink one beer. Now I'll settle into my

The Mining Law of 1872

  • By: Ted Williams

The law that time forgot

Who Needs Grayling?

  • By: Ted Williams

A special fish struggles to hang on in the Lower 48 On a fine summer morning in 1991 my son and I were wet-wading up the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, exercising brown trout on puffy dry flies. We were about to turn back when I hooked and landed a fish of a lifetime. It was a grayling-all

10 Minute Ties

  • By: A. K. Best

Large Matukas: Big browns at twilight and dusk? Here's the fly...