Top 10 Winter Flies for Colorado Rivers

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. . .

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Top 10 Flies for Fall on Colorado Freestone Rivers


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. . .

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Top 10 Nymph Patterns for Montana Tailwaters

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. . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Topwater Flies for Smallmouth Bass

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, . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Top 10 Flies for Winter Trout in Montana

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. . .

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