Pro Tips: Top 5 Topwater Flies for Largemouth Bass

Few things in fly-fishing are as exciting as watching a largemouth bass smash a fly on the surface, and Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides gets to watch this spectacle more than most anglers. Based in Austin, Texas, Dedeaux was a 2016 Orvis-Endorsed . . .

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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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Video: Top 5 Flies for March 2020

In the latest “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and guide Matt McCannel are fishing the Uncompahgre River at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, where the trout are finicky and lazy. Matt’s guiding method may rub some the wrong way, but it . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for February 2020

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and Trouts Denver Head Guide Scott Dickson are back out on the South Platte near Deckers to see what trout are eating. Scott offers his favorite . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Flies for Winter Tailwaters

any 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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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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Video: Top Five Flies for January 2020, Euro-Nymphing Edition

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and Russell Miller–Fly Fishing Team USA competitive angler and Director of Marketing at Umpqua–talk tight-line nymphing and fly choice. There’s also some cool footage from . . .

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Video: Top Five Flies for December 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Zeke Hersh and Ivan Orsic hit the Arkansas River near Salida, Colorado. Winter has arrived here in Colorado, so it’s important to get your flies in the zone. Trout won’t move very far to eat . . .

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Video: Top Five Flies for November 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Head Guide Scott Dickson gets out on the South Platte for some serious small-fly action. Scott broke out the size 20s (and smaller!) and the tiny tippet and got into his fair share of fish, . . .

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