Many fly fishers carry around way more flies than they’ll ever need for a single trip, and there’s always interest in ways to lighten the load. If you had a few flies that you could always count on, you wouldn’t have to pack so many boxes, right?
The other day, I was fishing with a guest and noticed that the gentleman was not properly loading his rod on his backcast. Sure, there was a light breeze. But that really wasn’t the problem.
Written by: Doug Casey, Montana Angler Fly Fishing
Each year, anglers from around the world head for Montana to see if they can hit the salmonfly hatch.
Photos by Doug Casey
The annual salmonfly hatch on Montana’s Madison River is one of fly fishing’s most storied and anticipated events. Salmonfly time is hands-down your best shot at landing a true trophy trout. . .
Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly
The head of a run is a like a food funnel for trout, so the big ones will often nab this prime lie.
Photos courtesy George Daniel
No, this is not about your bladder and its relation to fishing. Instead, it’s a fishing bum’s opinion on where some of the best fish hold during peak hatch season. Here in central Pennsylvania, . . .
Drag on a dry fly or nymph can be insidious, causing you to get more refusals, misses, and bad hook sets. Sometimes, this drag is barely visible to the fly fisher, either on a floating dry fly or on an indicator when nymph fishing. But it can be enough to . . .
Written by: Spencer Durrant
High water presents anglers with plenty of challenges, whether you’re fishing from a boat or wading.
Photo by Spencer Durrant
From the Colorado River drainage to the Snake, western rivers are high, muddy, and a pain to fish. If you know where clean water is, you keep it close to your vest because this spring is so . . .
A river may run through it, but there are also lots of trout that live in lakes and ponds. In this great how-to video from The New Fly Fisher, Bill Spicer and Phil Rowley walk you through the basics of . . .
Written by: Drew Rodden, North Park Anglers
Drew Rodden shows off a gorgeous stillwater rainbow from Colorado.
Photo courtesy Drew Rodden
I grew up fishing with conventional tackle for warmwater species around Missouri. But spending my Saturday mornings watching fishing shows on TV, I began to take an interest in fly. . .
The author casts to a spot that provides deep water, near cover, on the edge of good current.
Photo by Sandy Hays
Conventional wisdom says that 10 percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish. Most people assume that these elite “10 percenters” enjoy so much success because of their superior . . .
Here’s a question I’ve been asked several times, and I haven’t had a good answer until Now. Orvis Product Developer Tim Daughton explains the variables involved: . . .