5 Dry Flies for Summer on the Upper Delaware

The Upper Delaware is one of the top wild-trout fisheries in the East, featuring cold, oxygen-rich water that provides an ideal foundation for the prolific bug life on which big trout thrive. As summer rolls in, these fish become increasingly cautious . . .

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5 Flies for the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch

Each year at about this time, a great natural wonder occurs: huge clouds of small, dark caddisflies appear on most of Western rivers. Mother’s Day caddis (Brachycentrus americanus) emerge in huge numbers and are the first really big hatch of the . . .

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Top 5 Flies for Spring in Western Montana

Montana is one of the most popular fly fishing destinations in the country, but most of its visitors arrive during the relatively brief summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Anglers who are willing to brave the elements . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for Redfish

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver are adding a twist to their “Five Flies” videos by doing some that are species-specific, rather than month-specific. In the latest installment, Ivan Orsic and Alec Gerbec run . . .

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5 Classic Flies that Excel in Sizes 20 and Smaller

Whether you enjoy throwing size 20 flies or not, there are certain situations where your success will likely depend on them. Low-water conditions, winter weather, tailwaters, heavy fishing pressure and/or a local predominance of smaller insects can . . .

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Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Big Brook Trout

Brook trout are arguably the most beautiful freshwater fish that swims, displaying levels of natural artistry, camouflage, color-within-color that are utterly astounding. But that’s just their skin. Underneath the gorgeous exterior of these magnificent. . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Largemouth Bass

Written by: Alvin Dedeaux, All Water Guides


Subsurface patterns, such as this crawfish, will take bass when they’re not willing to eat bugs on top.
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

Just like trout, largemouth bass spend most of their time feeding below the surface. And as most people would agree that catching trout on dry flies is more exciting, watching a bass explode on . . .

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Top 5 Flies for Montana Spring

Montana offers some of the best spring fishing in the lower forty-eight. During the months of March and April and before runoff and snowmelt blows out valley rivers, water conditions are often quite consistent . . .

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