Written by: Bryen Venema, Bighorn Angler
Store Manager Mary Griffin caught this 22-inch South Holsten brown on a tiny midge imitation.
Photo by Trey Oliver
Whether you are fishing the Bighorn, the Missouri, or a tailwater elsewhere in the country, midges are among the most important hatches. These tiny patterns have proven themselves as. . .
Written by: Mike Lanzarini, Breckenridge Outfitters
Breckinridge Outfitters guide Mike Workman shows off a fine winter rainbow.Photo courtesy Breckinridge Outfitters
As soon as the snow starts falling in the high country in Colorado, most anglers stow their rods and hang up their waders in exchange for their skis and warmer clothing. I can’t say I’m not. . .
Written by: Stefan Woodruff, Ellensburg Angler
Winter fishing in the PNW involves going tiny with midges or going big with streamers.
Photo courtesy Ellensburg Angler
For most, winter fly fishing in the Pacific Northwest revolves around one species: winter steelhead. And while chasing chrome-bright fish in swollen coastal rivers can be a challenging and . . .
Written by: Kyle Wilkinson, Trouts Fly Fishing
The author shows off a brown trout caught in February on the Dream Stream section of the South Platte.Photo courtesy Trouts Fly Fishing
While I realize this list might make a few eyes roll, due to the lack of dry flies or streamers, the fact remains that nymphing through the winter is the most consistent way to produce fish day-in. . .
Bob Streb with a fine fall brown trout.
Photo courtesy Bob Streb
As the weather and water start to cool down in fall, a trout’s metabolism starts to heat up. While Colorado is perhaps best known for its world-class tailwaters, I am surrounded by. . .
Written by: Pete Shanafelt, Bighorn Angler
Bighorn River trout can be caught on nymph patterns year-round.
Photo courtesy Bighorn Angler
Montana is blessed to have the Bighorn, Madison, Missouri, and Beaverhead as some of the top tailwater fisheries in the world, all within a day’s drive. Having spent the past 14 years guiding. . .
Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips
Kip Vieth is passionate about the smallmouth-bass fishing in his home state of Minnesota.
Photo courtesy Kip Vieth
I call the banks of the Upper Mississippi River home. Our shop and guide service is located right in the heart of the famous catch-and-release section, just north of the Twin Cities. Where we live, . . .
Written by: Mark Weaver, The High Lonesome Ranch
Fish in spring-fed mountain ponds can be both spooky and picky, so fly choice is important.
Photo courtesy The High Lonesome Ranch
Our fishery here at The High Lonesome Ranch starts at 7,200 feet in the Western Colorado Rockies and works its way down the North Dry Fork Valley into a series of spring-fed beaver. . .
Written by: Josh Duchateau, Firehole Ranch
Guide Josh Duchateau knows the value of getting out on the water in winter.
Photo courtesy Josh Duchateau
The mercury is getting more and more difficult to find in my thermometer. Most Montanans are trading their fly rods in for skis, but for the reluctant ones there are enough days with temps. . .
Written by: Mike Dawkins, WorldCast Anglers
Mike Dawkins is all smiles as he cradles a fish of a lifetime on Patagonia’s Rividavia.
Photo courtesy Mike Dawkins
It is no secret that anglers are infatuated with Patagonia. The monstrous Andes mountain range provides ample cold, clean water to the region that, in-turn, creates some of the greatest. . .