Video: Top 5 Flies for March 2020

In the latest “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and guide Matt McCannel are fishing the Uncompahgre River at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, where the trout are finicky and lazy. Matt’s guiding method may rub some the wrong way, but it . . .

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Story and Photos: Two Days of Trout in Utah

February in Park City, Utah, is well known for fantastic skiing, snowboarding, and all things winter. But for me, the best part is that none of those people are on the blue-ribbon trout waters nearby. It also helps to have awesome friends send you . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish the Skwala Hatch

The Skwala stonefly hatch may be one of the most anticipated of the year in the West and Northwest. Perhaps it’s because we’ve only recently brushed the snow off our coats and chipped ice out of our drift boats. Or maybe . . .

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Top 10 Flies for Winter in Arkansas

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing


Kati and her husband, Jamie, throwing streamers on a sunny early winter afternoon.
Photo courtesy Rouse Fly Fishing

Here in the Ozarks, our winters are pretty mild. Unless we are in the middle of a cold snap, our lows stay around freezing and our highs are in the upper forties, and sometimes warmer. Luckily, all of our big fisheries are . . .

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Video: How to Tie the BWO Improved Sparkle Dun

Craig Mathews’s Sparkle Dun needs no introduction, as its popularity across the country is well established. As winter begins to turn to spring, hatches of blue-winged olives offer some of the . . .

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Top 10 Flies for Winter in the Northeast

Written by: Joe Demalderis, Cross Current Guide Service and Outfitters


Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) and his fellow guides offer ten patterns for winter on their home waters.
Photo via Facebook

Winter in the northeast and on the waters I call home, the Upper Delaware System, can vary greatly in conditions. Where you can legally fish is also a consideration, with many waters closed to fishing to protect spawning trout, so always be certain to . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for February 2020

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and Trouts Denver Head Guide Scott Dickson are back out on the South Platte near Deckers to see what trout are eating. Scott offers his favorite . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Flies for Winter Tailwaters

any people are surprised when I mention I’m a year-round fly fishing guide up in Colorado’s high country. Sure, fishing in -15° can get cold, and snow blowing in your face presents challenges. But fish are still hungry and tailwaters are still flowing, . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Ways to Get More Hook-Ups When You’re Using Tiny Flies


Small flies have small hooks, which can make it harder to connect with fish.
Image courtesy Tightline Productions

In winter, most anglers fish some of the smallest patterns of the year: midges, tiny olives, and downsized nymphs. A small fly must be tied on a small hook, which often means you. . .

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