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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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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Pro Tips: Top 5 Flies for Winter Tailwaters

Many 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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Videos: Cheech’s Top 5 Streamers

Here’s a great video in which Cheech or Fly Fish Food in Utah features some of his favorite streamer patterns. As you will see, most of these streamers have been around for quite a while, and they vary in size from somewhat large to pretty small. . . .

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Video: Curtis’s Top 5 Caddis Patterns

Late summer into fall is a great time to fish caddisfly imitations, but there are hundreds of patterns out there to choose from. Every angler has their own favorites, and I always learn something from seeing which patterns other fly fishers have used . . .

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Video: Top 5 Streamers for Smallmouth Bass

Our friend Colin McKeown of The New Fly Fisher and his colleagues spend a lot time chasing big smallmouth bass. Although topwater fishing is more visually exciting, more really big bronzebacks are caught on . . .

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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 Fishing in Eastern Oregon

The next three months–from April through the end of June–can offer some of the most exciting trout fishing in Eastern Oregon. Many of our rivers have excellent hatches of golden stoneflies, salmon flies, and Skwala. . .

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Top 5 Flies for Rocky Mountain Carp

Late-summer means lower water levels and higher temperatures here in central Wyoming, so we like to give the trout a break and focus on a less-appreciated and less-fragile quarry: the common carp. We take Rocky Mountain flats-fishing pretty seriously, . . .

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