Pro Tips: How to Gear Up for Winter Fly Fishing

Since I guide year-round at 9,000 feet of altitude, I don’t have much choice about guiding in winter conditions. But other anglers do. And many people choose not to fish in the winter because the thought of standing in water when the air temperature . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Catch Trout in Winter


This Henrys Fork rainbow trout is worth cold hands and feet.
Photo by Mike Dawes, World Cast Anglers

The very first winter trout I ever caught came from the Musconetcong River in Hackettstown, New Jersey, more than 20 years ago. I didn’t really believe it would happen and was completely. . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Layer for Warmth and Comfort


Moisture-management is an important part of staying warm in winter, so proper layering is essential.
Photo courtesy Josh Duchateau, Firehole Ranch

[Editor’s Note: With winter fly fishing in full swing in many parts of the country and plenty more cold weather on the horizon, it seems a good time to revisit this great advice from Tim Daughton.]

The advent of breathable waders a couple of decades ago has helped to make the majority of our wader-adorned fishing experiences much more enjoyable. Gone are the days of vulcanized . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for April 2019

This month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver features Denver Regional Manager Tanner Smith and Head Guide Scott Dickson fishing on the middle Colorado River and finding some willing trout. April is all . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for February 2019


This month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver features Denver Regional Manager Tanner Smith and Trouts Frisco General Manager Zeke Hersh fishing on a snowy stretch on the Colorado River and finding some willing trout. Although . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for January 2019

This month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver features guide Danny Strine, filmmaker Ivan Orsic, and Josh Graffam fishing the Arkansas Pueblo Tailwater. The patterns they choose are pretty darned small, so practice tying knots . . .

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Classic Tips: 5 Keys to Winter Streamer Fishing

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


Linehan Outfitting Company guide Sam Stevenson with a thick Kootenai winter bow.
Photo courtesy Linehan Outfitting Company

If you’re heading out on the river to fish streamers in winter, you need to think a little differently. Here are a few of my best tips for adjusting tactics to score when the mercury is low: . . .

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