Do you know where Cree feathers come from?Photo via Whiting Farms
A lot of fly tiers know what to do with the feathers that they find hanging on the wall at the fly shop, but how much do you know about where they actually come from? I saw the Facebook video. . .
Anyone who has watched our weekly fly-tying videos from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has surely noticed his super-cool method for cutting thread. If you’re a regular viewer of Tim’s. . .
Written by: Paul Weamer, author of The Bug Book
Bucktail Body Emergers use a rope of bucktail fibers twisted with thread to make a realistic looking segmented body.
Photo by Paul Weamer
The depth of your aquatic insect knowledge will be unimportant for catching trout if you do not understand how to translate that knowledge into choosing effective fly patterns and fishing. . .
Written by: Ryan McSparran
The 2015 fishing season is off to a great start here in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Water conditions are ideal as we enter the middle of July. Colorado has received a record amount of. . .
Written by: Bob Reece, North Park Anglers
When your fishing days are limited, you should do whatever you can to ensure you choose good ones.
Photo by Bob Reece
Those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere are reaching the peak of our summer season for trout. Water conditions are becoming ideal, summer hatches are in full swing, and the. . .
Your ability to get your flies in front of the fish when they are holding deep is one key to angling success.Photo by Sandy Hays
Even though the quintessential fly-fishing image involves casting dry flies to rising fish, we spend considerably more time presenting flies underwater to fish we can’t see, and beginning fly. . .
Listen, pay attention, be honest about your skills, and smile
. . .the goal is to have a good time, right?
Photo courtesy Linehan Outfitting
For some anglers, fishing with a guide can cause a little bit of anxiety. No one wants to make a stupid mistake or say something ridiculous in front of a guide because no one wants to be. . .
Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop
Salmonflies provide trout with a T-bone-size meal, but the hatch isn’t easy to fish.
Photo by John Way
The salmon fly hatch on many of the bigger rivers of Montana is by far the best time to catch a trophy fish on a dry fly. That being said, this hatch is hard to predict, as well as often. . .
Quite a while ago, we featured a video by our friend Zach Matthews, editor of The Itinerant Angler website and host of the podcast of the same name, about how to set up a trout reel. This. . .
Prime dry-fly season is not too far away for many of us, and there are probably blue-winged olives hatching on a river near you already. As the video above demonstrates, you can learn a lot . . .