Top 5 Flies for the Adirondack Mountains

Written by: Ken Kalil, Kalil’s Upstate Outfitters 


Ken Kalil ties on a favorite pattern while fall fly fishing on his home waters in Upstate New York.
Photo courtesy Ken Kalil

When you mention you live in New York, many out-of-staters immediately picture New York City. But five hours north, in a state park four times the size of Yellowstone, nothing could be further from . . .

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Video: Pat Dorsey’s Top 5 Flies for April


This fine South Platte rainbow fell for a Pat Dorsey midge imitation.
Photo by Ivan Orsic

This month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Colorado, features a special guest: legendary tailwaters angler Pat Dorsey. (His son Forrest was one of the stars of our April Fools’. . .

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Top 5 Patterns for the Early-Season Skwala Hatch

Written by: Mike Canady of Ellensburg Angler


This gorgeous Deschutes rainbow fell for a Chubby Chernobyl.
Photo by Damien Nurre

Skwalas are a smallish (sizes 8-10) olive-bodied stonefly, which become active in late winter or early spring, as the water temperatures begin to push into the 40-degree range. These bugs . . .

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Video Pro Tips: 5 Flies for March in the Rockies


This sweet, small-stream brown was up on blue-winged olives on a tributary stream.
Photo by Ivan Orsic

Guide Tanner Smith–of Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Colorado–is back with another of his “Top 5 for the Month” videos, and this time he’s talking about late-winter blue-winged olives. The arrival of . . .

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Video: Top 5 Topwater Flies for Big Brook Trout


Bill Spicer, host of “The New Fly Fisher,” with a monster Labrador brookie.
Photo courtesy The New Fly Fisher

The Canadian anglers at The New Fly Fisher know a thing or two about big brook trout, having spent much time fishing in northern Quebec, Labrador, and Newfoundland. This experience informs . . .

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