Spotting Big Trout in all the Wrong Places

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One of my home waters that I spend 500 plus hours a year guiding on is notorious for big fish holding in water that most people would consider horrible trout water. I'm talking about water that is less than a foot deep that even veteran...

The First

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TODAY WE HAVE ANOTHER FIRST. Our first article by Paul Puckett and Paul is about to tell you why firsts are so important. You may know Paul as as one of the most talented painters who has turned his brush to fly fishing. You may know...

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Guide

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SCOTT IS ALMOST IN TEARS. He is doubled over laughing. The drag on his reel is screaming. If he doesn't get his composure soon he'll likely loose a nice fish. From the platform Josie Sands is steadily chewing his ass. "No Scott! That was all wrong," the...

Sunday Classic / PUTMBAK!

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I wonder what the Great Lakes Steelhead would think if he knew what a controversial fish he is. No, he's not a native fish. Yes, it's a completely man made fishery. No, it's not a wild and scenic experience. Is he a real steelhead? Who...

Saturday Shoutout / Stalking The Seam

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SEARCHING FOR THE SWEET SPOT. That's the motto of Stalking The Seam. One of my favorite sites, it's a raising star in the fly fishing online media. Steven Brutger and Mathew Copeland consistently produce thoughtful, fresh writing and stellar photography. The focus of Stalking The Seam is...