How we fish matters

I was engaged in a conversation recently about the methods used to catch trout on a fly, and I was particularly interested in how one angler — an accomplished long-rodder by all counts — espoused the virtues of keeping a low profile, using lighter tackle, small flies...

The winners: Hatch Magazine Autumn Giveaway

It’s not every day we get to giveaway some of the best gear on the planet, so days like today—when we do—are good ones. We tossed the names of the thousands of you that entered our Autumn Giveaway—generously sponsored by the fine folks at Orvis, YETI, Bajio...

5 ways my fly fishing changed after I became a guide

Last summer, I had the privilege of working as a professional trout guide. I went from fishing once or twice a month to guiding 4-6 days a week. I probably watched more eats, netted more fish, and spent more hours tying on flies in 3 months of guiding than I had in...

The great fly fishing divide

A troublesome divide has been growing more and more apparent in the fly fishing sphere. This shift may well stem from the unprecedented craziness we’ve all dealt with over the last year and a half. It might also spring, at least in part, from the increase in the...