​photo by Matt McManus

Reader Comments

Springtime!  It's finally here!  Holy smokes, it has been a long Winter here in the Northern Hemisphere.  I was fishing in New Mexico on the first day of Spring in fresh snow!  There was a small bluewing hatch on the stream, however. Winter is loosening its grip as I write this.  Wild flowers are blooming and trees are budding.  Steelhead are rushing up streams.  Trout are active, as are bass, redfish, and tarpon farther south. Turkeys are strutting their stuff and we like that, especially when they strut right in front of us!  We have reached a new milestone at OTFM.  The 2014/15 Winter Issue has received more than 21,400 views.  We appreciate everyone's patronage! 

The OTFM Staff and Contributors have pulled together another great issue.  Peter Fong Intrigues us with his article on Mongolian Taimen Fishing, Chad Bryson describes the Salmon Anarchy he experiences yearly, Tony Reinhardt reports on Montana's Smith River.  I discuss the challenges of snipe hunting in South Texas.  Spencer Durant writes about fishing the spring cutthroat spawn in Utah and shares his video on fishing Colorado's Frying Pan River.  Luke Mayfield reports on an early spring outing on the Gallatin River.

Get your pale bodies out there and get started on your favorite Spring diversions!

Looks good. I enjoy the salmon and steelhead stories. I often fly fish Alaska and speyfishing for Steelhed is my addiction as my wife will attest. I now subscribe and look forward to reading the next issue.


Harold, we too have a steelhead addiction.  We are working hard on engaging content and Alaska is one of our favorite topics and destinations.  Hopefully we are hitting the mark.

Hey! Can't tell you how much my friends and I like your magazine. Thanks for showing pictures of real women on your Chicks With Sticks page. Sometimes we women aren't taken seriously as fly fishers and hunters.


Grace, I know many women that are better fly casters and wingshots than me...(many men, too).  As the father of a fly fishing and bird hunting daughter, I want her to be taken seriously in sports and business, not just because she is beautiful. 

That's a really good article (Mardis Gras Redfish, 2015 Winter Issue) , John is one hell of a guide " from what I've heard". I think this is the first article that actually captured Mardi Gras, without all the other who-bla that's normally in some writings about it!! Good job on this one.

Ron Ratliff, Fly Fishing Guide MarshDawn LLC

Thanks for the comments Ron.  It means alot coming from a Louisiana native and fishing guide.  You've "Bin dere, dun dat."

Thank you for sending me your magazine – I loved it – beautiful pictures.  I especially loved your article on THE DUCK LODGE……I like the name…..Can I please get a hard copy of this magazine to share with family & friends?


Margie, we love The Duck Lodge too!  We are actually working on a new format that permits hard copies to be ordered in addition to our digital format.