“Stuck,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply casting to trout on a Western river.
Photo via williamgtapply.com

Fly fishing can be the best kind of therapy.

It was noontime on that pretty Wednesday in September, and I was sitting on the sofa watching television when Vicki came into the room and stood squarely in front of me. “For heaven’s. . .

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Fish Facts: Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)


Chris Fowler, who works at Orvis Austin, landed this beautiful grassy in Texas last summer.
Photo by Chris Fowler

Imported from eastern Asia, the invasive grass carp has established itself from coast to coast and is recognized as one of the toughest species to catch on a fly.
While the last decade has . . .

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“Daisy-Chain Blues,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Chasing saltwater species off the coast of Massachusetts was one of Bill Tapply’s passions.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

When my father was a young man living and working in New England, he caught striped bass and weakfish (seatrout) on his bamboo fly rod, casting from a dory into the harbors and estuaries . . .

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