Author: Todd Tanner

Fishing crowded rivers and streams | Hatch Magazine

Fishing crowded rivers and streams | Hatch Magazine

When I was considerably younger and living approximately 2,000 miles east of my current Montana address, I had an experience that helped shape my on [...]
How to choose a fly rod for trout fishing | Hatch Magazine

How to choose a fly rod for trout fishing | Hatch Magazine

How do I determine what fly rod I need for trout? I work backwards. I begin with five key questions: What size flies am I going to fish? How heavy [...]
Honesty—even for fishermen—is the best policy | Hatch Magazine

Honesty—even for fishermen—is the best policy | Hatch Magazine

Honesty. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines honesty as: adherence to the facts. fairness and straightforwardness of conduct. To my mind, ho [...]
Awareness and fly fishing | Hatch Magazine

Awareness and fly fishing | Hatch Magazine

There’s an absolutely vital element of our fly fishing that rarely shows up in our angling conversations, or makes it into the outdoor media. Now I [...]
12 keys to becoming a great fly angler | Hatch Magazine

12 keys to becoming a great fly angler | Hatch Magazine

I had an interesting phone conversation with angling legend Tom Rosenbauer earlier this year. Tom, who has been the face of Orvis fly fishing for a [...]
Fishing guide advice | Hatch Magazine

Fishing guide advice | Hatch Magazine

As we were finishing up our annual School of Trout class in Idaho last fall, a student brought up the subject of fly fishing guides. He wanted to b [...]
Gearing up for spring creek fishing | Hatch Magazine

Gearing up for spring creek fishing | Hatch Magazine

As you may have heard, Bozeman, Montana is within shouting distance of some of the West’s finest trout streams. You’re no doubt familiar with the Y [...]
Quick takes: 12 trout fishing tips | Hatch Magazine

Quick takes: 12 trout fishing tips | Hatch Magazine

Those of us who came of age in a different era can find it disconcerting to live at a time when knowledge and expertise frequently take a back seat [...]
Natural movement—and why it matters to your fishing | Hatch Magazine

Natural movement—and why it matters to your fishing | Hatch Magazine

It wasn’t there, and then it was; an electric blue flash out on the far horizon. The ocean’s surface was dark and relatively smooth under a brig [...]
The great fly fishing divide | Hatch Magazine

The great fly fishing divide | Hatch Magazine

A troublesome divide has been growing more and more apparent in the fly fishing sphere. This shift may well stem from the unprecedented crazines [...]
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