Rainbow Trout
From 'Tanner's extra special #1 best ever nymphing tip' (photo: Chad Shmukler).

Our most popular articles of 2015 - Part I

A look at what's been cranking gears so far in 2015

Our primary goal here at Hatch Magazine is to offer anglers a diversified and engaging window on the world of fly fishing. This is precisely why you'll find content that includes product reviews, gear news, stories and narratives, articles on tips and technique, photo essays, coverage of conservation issues and more.


Ushering one fisherman's descent into madness

At some point early in the last decade, I was like Frank. The entirety of my fishing gear would fit in a small box with my clunky boot foot waders, shiny and new, filling the lion's share of the space. One fly box with a dozen random flies. A single rod. Click and pawl. Discount line rigged with a leader nail knotted in apparent defiance of the impermanence of its design.

bahamas bonefish
Photo: Chad Shmukler

Bahamas undone

Effort to block unguided anglers and foreign lodge owners backfires

Boy, oh, boy, have the interwebs come alive over this Bahamian brouhaha, or what?

Haven’t heard yet? First, good for you--you may have missed the party, but you’ve also missed some of the most inane pablum coming from the Bahamian side the Caribbean since Columbus sailed past the northern tip of Long Island and proclaimed himself the master of the Indies.

Denali - felt soul media


Felt Soul Media, at it again

We've made no secret of the fact that Felt Soul Media has spent the better part of the last decade making some of our favorite films. Some of these films, like Red Gold and DamNation, are important and have shined a bright light on some of the most pressing issues facing our fisheries (and more).

Soda Butte Creek in Yellowstone National Park.

Should Yellowstone eradicate trout in Soda Butte Creek in order to restore its native cutthroat population?

Drastic measures may be in store for one of America's greatest trout streams

Soda Butte Creek in Yellowstone National Park is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful trout streams in the entire world. Throughout its reaches, anglers can fish for cutthroat and cutthroat-rainbow hybrid (cuttbow) trout, and its upper reaches holds brook trout that rise eagerly to dry flies. Soda Butte is a healthy, vibrant fishery. But the presence of brook trout, an invasive species, has many worried for the troubled, native Yellowstone cutthroat trout.